74 Okl. St. 840-2.23A
Workers’ Benefits: Presidential Emergency Declaration
For up to 18 months after a federal emergency declaration was in effect, a state employee can obtain leave, with pay, for up to 15 days per year if they or a family member suffered physical injury or death from the emergency or if their house or a family member’s house was damaged as a result of the emergency.
Leave for Presidentially Declared National Disaster
A. An appointing authority may grant leave with pay not to exceed fifteen (15) working days to a state employee who is affected by a presidentially declared national disaster in Oklahoma after May 1, 1999, if: 1. The employee suffered a physical injury as a result of the disaster; 2. A relative or household member of the employee, as defined by subsection B of Section 840-2.23 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes, suffered a physical injury or died as a result of the disaster; or 3. The domicile of the employee or the domicile of a relative of the employee, as defined by subsection B of Section 840-2.23 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes, was damaged or destroyed as a result of the disaster. B. The authority to grant leave with pay pursuant to subsection A of this section shall extend for a period of not more than eighteen (18) months after the date of a presidentially declared national disaster. C. Annual leave, sick leave, or compensatory time which was charged to a state employee as a result of the presidentially declared national disaster resulting from the May 3, 1999, tornadoes that would have otherwise been eligible for the leave provision in subsection A of this section, may be reinstated by the appointing authority. A state employee entitled to leave with pay pursuant to this section who was charged leave without pay shall be compensated at the base rate of pay of the employee.