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Leave time for COVID-19 vaccination
Civil Service (CVS) CHAPTER 7, ARTICLE 10
* § 159-c. Leave time for COVID-19 vaccination. 1. Every public
officer, employee of this state, employee of any county, employee of any
community college, employee of any public authority, employee of any
public benefit corporation, employee of any board of cooperative
educational services (BOCES), employee of any vocational education and
extension board, or a school district enumerated in section one of
chapter five hundred sixty-six of the laws of nineteen hundred
sixty-seven, employee of any municipality, employee of any school
district or any employee of a participating employer in the New York
state and local employees' retirement system or any employee of a
participating employer in the New York state teachers' retirement system
shall be entitled to absent himself or herself and shall be deemed to
have a paid leave of absence from his or her duties or service for a
sufficient period of time, not to exceed four hours per vaccine
injection, unless such officer or employee shall receive a greater
number of hours pursuant to a collectively bargained agreement or as
otherwise authorized by the employer, to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

2. The entire period of the leave of absence granted pursuant to this
section shall be excused leave and shall not be charged against any
other leave such public officer or employee is otherwise entitled to.

3. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to impede, infringe,
diminish or impair the rights of a public employee or employer under any
law, rule, regulation or collectively negotiated agreement, or the
rights and benefits which accrue to employees through collective
bargaining agreements, or otherwise diminish the integrity of the
existing collective bargaining agreement.

* NB There are 2 § 159-c's

* NB Repealed December 31, 2023