Community projects leave (CMNTY)

A supervisor may authorize up to four hours of leave with pay annually per classified civil service employee, probationary employee and full-time unclassified civil service employee (with the exception of seasonal employees) for participation in community projects, which are not directly work-related. Such projects include but are not limited to the following: (a) canvassing for donations to recognized charitable organizations, (b) participation of parents and guardians in school events, or (c) participation in and organization of authorized community events, which contribute to the support and enhancement of good community stewardship.

Prior to the granting of leave by a supervisor, the event or program for which the leave is requested shall be approved in writing, and a copy of the request shall be forwarded to the director of human resources.

Community projects leave cannot be accumulated and unused time will not be paid out upon resignation, retirement or termination. Such leave may not be used in lieu of vacation leave.

Code of Ordinances, Sec. 21-37. (d). – Leave of absence (Community Projects Leave).

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