Chapter 1.12CITY HOLIDAYS

Sections:

1.12.010
City Holidays.
1.12.020
Employee Holidays.
1.12.030
Holidays Based on Reasons of Faith or Conscience.
1.12.010City Holidays.

A. The following days shall be the official legal holidays of the City:

1. The 1st day of January, to be known as New Year's Day;

2. The third Monday of January, celebrated as the anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr.;

3. The third Monday in February, to be known as President's Day and to be celebrated as the anniversary of the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington;

4. The last Monday of May, to be known as Memorial day;

5. The 4th day of July, being the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence;

6. The first Monday in September, to be known as Labor Day;

7. The 11th day of November, to be known as Veteran's Day;

8. The fourth Thursday in November, to be known as Thanksgiving Day;

9. The day immediately following Thanksgiving Day;

10. The 25th day of December, to be known as Christmas Day.

B. City Hall shall be closed for regular business on the City Hall Holidays listed above. (Ord. 3 § 1 (part), 1995.)

1.12.020Employee Holidays.

In addition to the holidays listed in Section 1.12.010 of this code, all full time regular employees of the City shall be granted an additional paid “floating” holiday per year after completion of one year with the City, at a date to be approved by the employee's department head or the City Manager, which holiday must be used within one year of the date granted. (Ord. 3 § 1 (part), 1995.)

1.12.030Holidays Based on Reasons of Faith or Conscience.

A. Employees are entitled to two (2) unpaid holidays per calendar year for a reason of faith or conscience, or for an organized activity conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church or religious organization. A partial day off will count as a full day towards the yearly allotment of two (2) days.

B. An employee’s request for leave under this section shall be in writing to the supervisor and department director. The request should be submitted at least two weeks in advance, and shall include the following information: (1) the employees name; (2) the dates for which leave is requested; (3) a sufficient description of reason for the leave to allow a determination that the leave is subject to this section; and (4) if the request is untimely, the reason why it was not possible to submit the request in a timely manner.

C. A leave request made under this section shall be approved unless the employee’s absence would impose an undue hardship upon the City or the employee is necessary to maintain public safety. (Ord. 586 § 1, 2014.)