City of Gardner, MA
Worcester County
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[Adopted 2-7-2000 by Ord. No. 1319]
Regular full-time and part-time employees, not covered by a collective bargaining agreement, except officials elected by the voters of the City, shall be granted three personal days per calendar year at the employee's normal straight-time pay for normally scheduled hours. A personal day for part-time employees will be equal to 1/5 of the employee's regular work week.
A. 
Use of personal days is upon the approval of the department head, who has been given 24 hours' notice, except in an emergency.
B. 
Personal time shall not be used in less than half-day increments.
Personal days shall be credited to employees on January 1 of each year. Personal leave is not cumulative and must be used in the calendar year that it is granted.
Newly hired employees shall be granted personal leave according to the following schedule:
First Day of Employment
Number of Personal Days
January 1 to March 31
3
April 1 to June 30
2
July 1 to September 30
1