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A. Holidays. The following shall be recognized as Holidays:

New Years Day (January 1)

Martin Luther King Day (3rd Monday in January)

Washington’s Birthday (3rd Monday in February)

Memorial Day (last Monday in May)

Independence Day (July 4)

Labor Day (1st Monday in September)

Veteran’s Day (November 11)

Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November)

Day after Thanksgiving (in lieu of Lincoln’s birthday)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Whenever a holiday falls on Sunday, the succeeding Monday shall be observed as the holiday. Whenever a holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be observed as the holiday. In order to be eligible to receive holiday pay, an employee must work the last scheduled workday prior to the holiday and the first scheduled workday following the holiday.

Police Sergeants shall receive paid compensation in addition to regular salary for each of the holidays listed above, in lieu of time off consistent with what is afforded other law enforcement officers of the City of Ashland. This shall be paid on the first payday in December of each year. Newly-hired Police Sergeants shall receive this paid compensation pro-rated from the date of hire. In the event that a Sergeant terminates employment for any reason, he/she will receive pay only for the holidays which have elapsed that calendar year. If more holidays have been taken as time off than have actually occurred at the time of termination, those hours overpaid will be deducted from the employee’s final paycheck unless other arrangements are made to repay the City.

If an employee is on authorized vacation, or other leave with pay when a holiday occurs, such holiday shall not be charged against such leave.

Employees working an alternate work schedule will receive compensation for eight (8) hours. Employees working four 10-hour days will receive eight (8) hours compensation for any holiday that falls in their regular work day. Employees may use accrued vacation or compensatory time (if applicable) to make up the extra two hours, or they may be permitted to flex their schedule during a week which contains a holiday to ensure they receive full pay. In no event shall an exempt employee receive pay for more than 40 hours/week due to a holiday or alternate work schedule arrangement.

B. Health Insurance. Health insurance to cover nonoccupational injuries and sicknesses are provided to full-time City employees. Coverage by such insurance begins the first of the month following the date of hire. Specific details of coverage shall be as stated in current union contracts and other formal agreements between the City and nonunion employee groups.

C. Retirement. All regular full-time City employees are enrolled in the State of Oregon Public Employees Retirement System after six months employment. (Ord. 3078, amended, 11/20/2012; Ord. 2748, amended, 1995)