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Law Number

Miss. Code Ann. 25-3-92(2)(c)

Summary Title

Workers' Benefits: State Employee Volunteer Leave


A state employee, who is a certified disaster service volunteer of the American Red Cross, is entitled to leave with regular pay to participate in disaster relief operations in the state or a contiguous state upon request of the American Red Cross. Leave will be granted only for services related to a disaster designated as level II or higher by the American Red Cross. During leave, the employee will not be considered a state employee for the purposes of workers' compensation. This is limited to 20 days in a 12 month period either consecutively or nonconsecutively .

Full Title

Compensatory leave; administrative leave

Full Text

(2) State employees may be granted administrative leave with pay. For the purposes of this section, "administrative leave" means discretionary leave with pay, other than personal leave or major medical leave. (c) The appointing authority may grant administrative leave with pay to any employee who is a certified disaster service volunteer of the American Red Cross who participates in specialized disaster relief services for the American Red Cross in this state and in states contiguous to this state when the American Red Cross requests the employee's participation. Administrative leave granted under this paragraph shall not exceed twenty (20) days in any twelve-month period. An employee on leave under this paragraph shall not be deemed to be an employee of the state for purposes of workers' compensation or for purposes of claims against the state allowed under Chapter 46, Title 11, Mississippi Code of 1972. As used in this paragraph, the term "disaster" includes disasters designated at level II and above in American Red Cross national regulations and procedures.