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City of Gardner, MA
Worcester County
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[Adopted 2-7-2000 by Ord. No. 1320]
All police officers of the City of Gardner, not covered by a collective bargaining agreement, regularly employed full time by the City shall be granted an annual vacation without loss of pay as follows:
A. 
Regularly employed for one to four years shall be entitled to two weeks (14 calendar days).
B. 
Regularly employed from five to nine years shall be entitled to three weeks (21 calendar days).
C. 
Regularly employed from 10 to 14 years shall be entitled to four weeks (28 calendar days).
D. 
Regularly employed for over 15 years shall be entitled to 31 calendar days.
E. 
Employees shall have two consecutive days off with each five days of vacation. Each two-week vacation period shall consist of 10 paid vacation days and four regular days off. One vacation week shall consist of five working days plus two days off.
All firefighters of the City of Gardner, not covered by a collective bargaining agreement, regularly employed full time by the City shall be granted an annual vacation without loss of pay as follows:
A. 
Regularly employed for one to four years shall be entitled to two weeks (14 calendar days).
B. 
Regularly employed from five to nine years shall be entitled to three weeks (21 calendar days).
C. 
Regularly employed from 10 to 14 years shall be entitled to four weeks (28 calendar days).
D. 
Regularly employed for 15 years or more shall be entitled to 31 calendar days.
[Amended 6-1-2009 by Ord. No. 1492]
All other employees or officers, except those provided for by law and those covered by a collective bargaining agreement, regularly employed full time by the City shall be granted an annual vacation without loss of pay as follows:
A. 
Regularly employed for one to four years shall be entitled to two weeks or 10 working days.
B. 
Regularly employed from five to nine years shall be entitled to three weeks or 15 working days.
C. 
Regularly employed from 10 years to 14 years shall be entitled to four weeks or 20 working days.
D. 
Regularly employed for 15 years or more shall be entitled to five weeks or 25 working days.
[Amended 6-1-2009 by Ord. No. 1492]
All other employees or officers, except those provided for by law and those covered by a collective bargaining agreement, regularly employed part time by the City shall be granted an annual vacation without loss of pay as follows:
A. 
To be eligible a part-time worker must have worked 27 weeks in the aggregate during the 12 months preceding the first day of June in each year and must meet the eligibility requirements of part-time employees as defined in Article XII, § 171-50A.
B. 
They shall be entitled to the same vacation increments as full-time employees as defined in § 171-36 based upon an eligible part-time employee's specific work hour schedule. One day will be equivalent to the total number of hours worked per week divided by five days (i.e., one day for 25 hours per week will be equivalent to five hours).
Such vacations shall be granted by the heads of each department, as such time as in their opinion will cause the least interference with the performance of the regular work of the City.
A person shall be deemed to be regularly employed within the meaning of this article if he or she has been actually employed for 27 weeks in the aggregate during the 12 months preceding the first day of June of the year in which the vacation is to be granted.
New full-time employees will earn one day per month up to 10 days per calendar year. This day will be credited the last day of each month. The new employee shall continue to earn vacation in this manner until January 1 of the year following his/her anniversary date of benefited employment. This vacation will only be allowed upon the completion of a probationary period of six months. In no event shall a new employee be eligible for more than 10 days of vacation per calendar year.
Employees that do not utilize all of their vacation time within the calendar year it was granted will be allowed to carry over into the next calendar year twice their annual vacation accrual. Any employee who has excess of that amount of vacation accumulation on December 31 shall forfeit any excess of the permitted accumulation.
Vacation time may not be taken in less than one-half-day increments.
In the event that an employee terminates employment with the City, any vacation accrued will be paid to the employee. If an employee dies, any accrued vacation days shall be paid to the estate of said deceased employee.