Each calendar year, a supervisor may authorize up to four hours of leave with pay annually per full-time employee 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 citizenship.
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.