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HOUSE BILL NO. 269
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H0269.......................................by COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES
STATE EMPLOYEES - Amends existing law to authorize an officer or employee
to transfer accrued sick leave to or for the use of another officer or
employee in the event the receiving officer or employee or a family member
suffers from a serious illness or injury, if the balance of the leave
proposed to be transferred by the employee exceeds eighty hours.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 269
BY COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO TRANSFER OF ACCRUED SICK LEAVE; AMENDING SECTION 67-5335, IDAHO
3 CODE, TO AUTHORIZE AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE TO TRANSFER ACCRUED SICK LEAVE
4 TO OR FOR THE USE OF ANOTHER OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE IN THE EVENT THE RECEIV-
5 ING OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OR A FAMILY MEMBER SUFFERS FROM A SERIOUS ILLNESS
6 OR INJURY IF THE BALANCE OF THE LEAVE PROPOSED TO BE TRANSFERRED BY THE
7 EMPLOYEE EXCEEDS EIGHTY HOURS.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
9 SECTION 1. That Section 67-5335, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
10 amended to read as follows:
11 67-5335. VACATION TIME -- ELIGIBILITY -- MAXIMUM TIME -- RIGHT TO ANNUAL
12 VACATION. (1) An appointing authority shall permit each officer or employee to
13 take vacation leave to the extent such leave has accrued.
14 (2) Vacation leave may be accrued and accumulated only as follows, unless
15 amounts in excess of the permitted accumulations have been expressly autho-
16 rized in writing by the board of examiners during unusual or emergency situa-
18 During the first ten thousand four hundred (10,400) hours of credited
19 state service, vacation leave may be accrued and accumulated to a maximum of
20 one hundred ninety-two (192) hours;
21 During the second ten thousand four hundred (10,400) hours of credited
22 state service, vacation leave may be accrued and accumulated to a maximum of
23 two hundred forty (240) hours;
24 During the third ten thousand four hundred (10,400) hours of credited
25 state service, vacation leave may be accrued and accumulated to a maximum of
26 two hundred eighty-eight (288) hours;
27 After thirty-one thousand two hundred (31,200) hours of credited state
28 service, vacation leave may be accrued and accumulated to a maximum of three
29 hundred thirty-six (336) hours.
30 (3) Vacation leave shall be transferable from department to department
31 only to the extent that it is accrued and accumulated.
32 (4) Vacation leave shall not be earned, accrued or accumulated during any
33 pay period in which the maximum accruals and accumulations provided by this
34 section have been met.
35 (5) Vacation leave not taken shall be compensated for at the time of sep-
36 aration only to the maximum accruals and accumulations allowed by this sec-
38 (6) Vacation leave shall be taken on a workday basis. Regularly scheduled
39 days off and officially designated holidays falling within a period of vaca-
40 tion leave shall not be counted against vacation leave. Vacation leave shall
41 not be taken in advance of being earned and shall only be taken in pay periods
42 subsequent to being earned.
43 (7) With the approval of the appointing authority for both the transfer-
1 ring and receiving officer or employee, an officer or employee may transfer
2 accrued vacation leave or sick leave , up to a maximum of forty
3 (40) hours per fiscal year, to or for the use of another officer
4 or employee for purposes of sick leave in the event the receiving officer or
5 employee or a family member suffers from a serious illness or injury. The
6 amount transferred shall be converted to sick leave. An officer or employee
7 shall not be allowed to receive more than one hundred sixty (160) hours of
8 transferred leave per fiscal year, and a transfer shall not occur until the
9 receiving employee has exhausted all of his or her accrued sick and vacation
10 leave. An officer or employee shall not be eligible to transfer vacation leave
11 or sick leave unless his or her balance of the leave pro-
12 posed to be transferred exceeds eighty (80) hours, and in no event may
13 an officer or employee transfer an amount of accrued leave which would result
14 in an accrued balance of less than eighty (80) hours.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
In 1998 a policy was put in place allowing employees to contribute
earned vacation leave to other employees who had exhausted their
sick and vacation leave due to catastrophic circumstances they
cannot control. This legislation is intended to extend to state
employees the ability to transfer accrued sick leave time to other
employees as they are now able to transfer accrued vacation time.
Over 3,000 hours of vacation leave have been transferred to help
state employees since this law became effective.
Cost to the State is difficult to assess since sick leave value is
heavily restricted, but is anticipated to be minimal. Benefits to
employees is expected to offset any impact due to movement of sick
CONTACT: Rep. Robert E. Schaefer
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