N.D. Cent. Code, 54-06-14.3
Workers’ Benefits: Certified Disaster Service Volunteer
When an emergency declaration is in effect, and upon request from the American Red Cross and with supervisor approval, a state employee who is a certified disaster service volunteer can obtain paid leave from their place of employment for up to 5 days per year to participate in specialized disaster relief services with the American Red Cross in any state. They will not lose seniority, annual leave, sick leave, or accrued overtime as a result of volunteering. This section applies to level II disasters and above, as designated by the American Red Cross’ Regulations and Procedures.
Disaster services volunteers — Leave
Upon issuance of an order or proclamation declaring a state of disaster or emergency pursuant to chapter 37-17.1, or a declaration of at least a level II disaster by the American red cross in this or any other state, the executive officer in charge of a state agency may grant a leave of absence to any full-time employee of that agency who is certified by the American red cross as a disaster services volunteer. The leave of absence must be for the purpose of allowing that employee, upon request by the American red cross, to participate in disaster relief services. A person on leave under this section is not deemed to be an employee of the state for the purposes of workforce safety and insurance. The cumulative leave granted under this section may not exceed five working days during any calendar year. The leave may not result in a loss of compensation, seniority, annual leave, sick leave, or accrued overtime for which the employee is otherwise eligible.