The County will provide up to twenty-four (24) hours paid bereavement leave upon the death of an employee’s parent, spouse, domestic partner, child (including through miscarriage or stillbirth), step-child, sibling, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparents, grandparent-in-law, or grandchildren. In addition, employees may utilize accrued sick leave pursuant to Section 16.2.Read More →

Refusal of Leave or Failure to Return After Leave: Failure to report for duty after a leave of absence request has been disapproved, revoked or canceled by the appointing authority, or at the expiration of a leave, shall be considered an absence without leave. 2.   Absence Without Leave: Absence from duty without leave for any length of time without a satisfactory explanation is cause for dismissal. An employee is deemed to have resigned if the employee is absent for five (5) consecutive work days without prior authorization and without notification during the period of absence. Regular employees will be given an opportunity to explainRead More →

Educational leave of absence with pay may be granted to employees under the conditions specified in this Section. In order to be granted educational leave of absence with pay an employee must submit on the prescribed form a request to the appointing authority containing all information required to evaluate the request. The County may, after approval of an employee’s application, grant leave of absence with pay for a maximum of sixty-five (65) working days during any fifty-two (52) pay periods for the purpose of attending a formal training or educational course of study. Eligibility for such leaves will be limited to employees with at leastRead More →

Upon approval by the department head, an employee, shall be permitted authorized absence from duty for appearance in court because of jury service, in obedience to subpoena related to the employee’s San Mateo County employment or by direction of proper authority, in accordance with the following provisions: (1)        Said absence from duty will be with full pay to a maximum of eight (8) hours for each day the employee serves on the jury or testifies as a witness in a criminal case, other than as a defendant, including necessary travel time. As a condition of receiving such full pay, the employee must remit to theRead More →

General Provisions (a)        Qualifying: Only permanent or probationary employees occupying permanent positions are eligible for leaves of absence without pay under the provisions of this Section. (b)        Application for and Approval of Leaves of Absence Without Pay: To receive leave without pay, an employee must submit a request on the prescribed form to his/her department head describing the reasons for the request and all other information required for the department head, or his/her representative, to evaluate the request. (c)        Granting of Leaves of Absence Without Pay: An appointing authority may grant leave of absence without pay for up to a maximum of two (2) payRead More →

Job Incurred Disability Leave With Pay (a)        Definition: Job incurred disability leave with pay is an employee’s absence from duty with pay because of disability caused by illness or injury arising out of and in the course of his/her employment which has been declared to be compensable under the Workers’ Compensation Law. Only permanent or probationary employees occupying permanent positions are eligible for job incurred disability leave with pay. Job incurred disability leave runs concurrently with other applicable statutory leaves, including FMLA and CFRA. (b)        Payment: Payment of job incurred disability leave shall be at the base pay of the employee, and shall be reducedRead More →

Authorized absence without pay which exceeds twenty-eight (28) consecutive calendar days for either: (1) a leave of absence for personal reasons; (2) a leave of absence on account of illness or injury not compensated through Workers’ Compensation benefits; or (3) a leave of absence to fill an un-expired term in elective office shall not be included in determining salary adjustment rights or any seniority rights based on length of employment.Read More →

Employees on leaves of absence without pay for more than two (2) pay periods shall not be entitled to payment of the County’s portion of the premiums for the health, dental, life or long-term disability insurance, except as provided hereinafter or in accordance with legal requirements. The entitlement to payment of the County’s portion of the premiums shall end on the last day of two (2) full pay periods in which the employee was absent. An employee who is granted a leave of absence without pay for reasons of the employee’s illness or accident shall be entitled to two (2) biweekly pay periods of theRead More →

17.1.             General   Employees shall not be entitled to leaves of absence as a matter of right, but only in accordance with the provisions of law and this MOU. Unless otherwise provided, or in the event of disciplinary action, involuntary transfer, lay-off, or if an employee is no longer able to perform the essential functions of the job class with or without reasonable accommodation, the granting of a leave of absence also grants to the employee the right to return to a position in the same classification, or equivalent classification, in the same department, as he/she held at the time the leave was granted. TheRead More →