Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Iowa Code 55.2

Summary Title

Workers' Benefits: State Employee Volunteer Leave


An employee of Iowa, who is a volunteer firefighter or emergency medical service personnel, is entitled to leave for the period of an emergency response without loss to status, pay, sick time, or other employment benefit.

Full Title

Leave of absence for volunteer emergency service

Full Text

All officers and employees of the state, other than employees employed temporarily for six months or less or those employees considered essential personnel, who are volunteer fire fighters or emergency medical service personnel shall be entitled to a leave of absence from such civil employment for the period of an emergency response without loss of status or efficiency rating, and without loss of pay during such leave of absence. Such leave of absence shall in no way affect the employee’s rights to action, sick leave, bonus, or other employment benefits relating to the employee’s particular employment.