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Emergency service volunteer; paid leave
General Municipal (GMU) CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE 5
§ 92-c. Emergency service volunteer; paid leave. Notwithstanding any
provisions of law to the contrary, public officers and employees of
municipal corporations and school districts who are certified by the
American Red Cross as disaster volunteers shall be granted leave from
work with pay to participate in specialized disaster relief operations
upon written request for such services by the American Red Cross and
upon the approval of the chief executive of the municipal corporation
for which the public officer or employee serves or upon the approval of
the superintendent of the school district for which the employee serves.
The public officer or employee shall be compensated at his or her
regular rate of pay for those regular work hours during which the public
officer or employee is absent from work while participating in
authorized specialized disaster relief operations. Such leave shall be
provided without loss of seniority, compensation, sick leave, vacation
leave or other overtime compensation to which the volunteer is otherwise
entitled and shall not exceed twenty days in any calendar year.