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Salary Resolution No. 95-0926 Revised December 2020 Section 17: Sabbatical Leave

Salary Resolutions

17.1 Requirements

An appointing authority, within his/her sole discretion, may allow an Unrepresented Administrative Management employee a sabbatical leave from the employee's position with the County for a period not to exceed six (6) calendar months. Prior to commencing the leave, the employee must have served the equivalent of seven (7) years of full-time service in pay status in a position or positions designated by the County as Administrative Management. Each subsequent sabbatical leave shall require the equivalent of an additional seven (7) years of similar service. Any unpaid absence from work which lasted longer than two (2) full pay periods shall not be counted in the qualifying period.

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17.2 Approval

An Unrepresented Administrative Management employee must apply for the sabbatical leave in writing to the employee's appointing authority who shall respond to the request in writing by either approving or disapproving the leave. The decision of the appointing authority is final, non-appealable, and non-grievable under any County policy, resolution or rule.

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17.3 Continuation of Benefits

During the sabbatical leave and notwithstanding any other Section of this Resolution, the employee shall not receive any regular salary or pay; however, the County shall continue to make its normal contributions for the employee's and their eligible dependents’ health, dental, vision care, life, long-term disability benefits, and any other such health and welfare benefits as may be granted Unrepresented Administrative Management employees in the future, as were paid at the commencement of the leave. The employee shall make appropriate payments acceptable to the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector in order to continue coverage during the period of the sabbatical leave. 

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17.4 Elected County Officials

Elected County officials are not eligible to apply for, nor take, a sabbatical leave under this Section.

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