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File #: 21-0983    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Items Status: Tabled
File created: 8/18/2021 In control: Council Work Session
On agenda: 8/24/2021 Final action:
Title: Updates to HR Policy 4-200 - Leave Policy
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. HR Policy Change request, 3. HR 4-200 Leave Practices

Requested Agenda Date:



Requested Agenda Title:


Updates to HR Policy 4-200 - Leave Policy



Requested Agenda Item Description: This policy’s changes include:


Adding II.D.6.e - The 19th of June as “Juneteenth Day”


Changing K.1 Eligibility - To qualify for parental leave a benefit eligible employee must meet all of the following conditions at the time of the birth or adoption:

A.                     The employee must have worked for Salt Lake County for 12 months or 52 weeks (2080 hours). With no break in employment.

B.                     The employee must have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period immediately prior to the requested leave date (paid leave time does not count toward this requirement).

C.                     The employee must be taking the leave for:

i.                     the birth of a child and to care for that child.

ii.                     the placement of a child for adoption and to care for the newly placed child.


Change K.2 Employees that are eligible are entitled to receive six weeks (240 hours) of consecutive paid leave.

A.                     The eligible parent giving birth is entitled to an additional six weeks (240 hours) of consecutive paid leave immediately after the birth to recover from the physical and medical effects of pregnancy and childbirth.

B.                     Employees may accrue holiday leave for holidays that occur during parental leave.

C.                     If an employee on parental leave is required to attend a work-related activity and records paid time that does not violate the requirement that the leave be taken consecutively.


Deleting K.1.5 Parental leave shall be applied retroactively back to May 1, 2017.


Deleting from section II.E.1. (entitled “Holiday Leave - Sheriff’s Office Sworn Employees”)

and the personal preference holiday


Requested Action: Discussion - Vote Needed


Presenter(s) (with titles): Kathleen Johnston - HR Director, Pashion Whales- EEO/ER Manager  


Time Needed: 10 MINS


Is this Item Time-Sensitive and/or Requesting a Time-Certain? No


Requesting Staff Member: Tracy Byington


Are Supporting Documents Needed for this Agenda Item Request? Yes


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