ORC Ann. 124.132
Workers’ Benefits: Certified Disaster Service Volunteer
Upon request from the American Red Cross and supervisor approval, a state employee who is a certified disaster service volunteer can obtain paid leave from their place of employment for up to 30 days per year to participate in specialized disaster relief services with the American Red Cross.
Paid leave for disaster service volunteer
A state employee who is a certified disaster service volunteer of the American red cross may be granted leave from his work with pay for not to exceed thirty work days in each year to participate in specialized disaster relief services for the American red cross, upon the request of the American red cross for the services of that employee and upon the approval of that employee’s appointing authority. The appointing authority shall compensate an employee granted leave under this section at his regular rate of pay for those regular work hours during which the employee is absent from his work.