(a) Earning of Credits. An officer or employee who is absent from work because of injuries/illnesses incurred within the scope of his or her employment and who is receiving workers’ compensation wage loss replacement benefits, such as temporary total disability and temporary partial disability payments, shall continue to earn vacation and sick leave credits as though he or she was not absent but performing the duties of his or her regular employment.
(b) Use of Credits.
(1) An employee with accrued sick leave credits who is absent from work and who is receiving workers’ compensation wage loss replacement benefits shall be entitled to receive an additional amount, charged to sick leave, which would bring his or her total payment to a sum equal to the employee’s regular salary.
(2) In the event the employee does not have any accrued sick leave credits, he or she may elect to use accrued annual leave credits to bring his or her total payment to a sum equal to the employee’s regular salary.
(3) An employee is entitled to use the sick and annual leave credits earned during the period of absence from work.History: Rule 11-84, eff 19 Dec 84, (part).