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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Burns Ind. Code Ann. 4-15-14-7

Summary Title

Workers' Benefits: State Employee Volunteer Leave

Summary

An employee of Indiana, who is a certified disaster service volunteer of the American Red Cross, is entitled to leave with regular pay and without loss to seniority, vacation time, compensatory time, personal days, sick time, or earned overtime accumulation to participate in disaster relief operations upon request of American Red Cross and approval from employee's supervisor. This is limited to 15 work days in a fiscal year.

Full Title

Leave from worker to participate in specialized disaster relief services - compensation

Full Text

(a) An employee of a state agency: (1) Who is a certified disaster service volunteer; (2) Whose specialized disaster relief services are requested by the Red Cross in connection with a disaster; and (3) Who obtains consent from the employee’s supervisor or appointing authority; shall be granted leave from work with pay for not more than fifteen (15) work days in each state fiscal year to participate in specialized disaster relief services. (b) The state agency shall compensate an employee granted leave under this chapter at the employee’s regular rate of pay for the regular work hours during which the employee is absent from work. (c) An employee granted leave under this chapter does not lose accrued: (1) Seniority; (2) Vacation leave; (3) Sick leave; (4) Personal vacation days; (5) Compensatory time off; or (6) Overtime.