Salaries specifically provided for in an appropriation Act of the general assembly shall be in lieu of existing statutory salaries, for the positions provided for in the Act, and all salaries, including longevity where applicable by express provision in the Code, shall be paid according to the provisions of chapter 91A and shall be in full compensation of all services, including any service on committees, boards, commissions or similar duty for Iowa government, except for members of the general assembly. A state employee on an annual salary shall not be paid for a pay period an amount which exceeds the employee's annual salary transposed into a rate applicable to the pay period by dividing the annual salary by the number of pay periods in the fiscal year. Salaries for state employees covered by the overtime payment provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act shall be established on an hourly basis.
All employees of the state earn two weeks' vacation per year during the first year of employment and through the fourth year of employment, and three weeks' vacation per year during the fifth and through the eleventh year of employment, and four weeks' vacation per year during the twelfth year through the nineteenth year of employment, and four and four- tenths weeks' vacation per year during the twentieth year through the twenty-fourth year of employment, and five weeks' vacation per year during the twenty-fifth year and all subsequent years of employment, with pay. One week of vacation is equal to the number of hours in the employee's normal work week. Vacation allowances accrue according to chapter 91A as provided by the rules of the department of personnel. The vacations shall be granted at the discretion and convenience of the head of the department, agency, or commission, except that an employee shall not be granted vacation in excess of the amount earned by the employee. Vacation leave earned under this paragraph shall not be cumulated to an amount in excess of twice the employee's annual rate of accrual. The head of the department, agency, or commission shall make every reasonable effort to schedule vacation leave sufficient to prevent any loss of entitlements. If the employment of an employee of the state is terminated the provisions of chapter 91A relating to the termination apply.
If said termination of employment shall be by reason of the death of the employee, such vacation allowance shall be paid to the estate of the deceased employee if such estate shall be opened for probate. If no estate be opened, the allowance shall be paid to the surviving spouse, if any, or to the legal heirs if no spouse survives.
Payments authorized by this section shall be approved by the department subject to rules of the department of personnel and paid from the appropriation or fund of original certification of the claim.
Commencing July 1, 1979, permanent full-time and permanent part-time employees of state departments, boards, agencies, and commissions, excluding employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement which provides otherwise, shall accrue sick leave at the rate of one and one-half days for each complete month of full-time employment. The accrual rate for part-time employees shall be prorated to the accrual rate for full-time employees. Sick leave shall not accrue during any period of absence without pay. Employees may use accrued sick leave for physical or mental personal illness, bodily injury, medically related disabilities, including disabilities resulting from pregnancy and childbirth, or contagious disease:
1. Which require the employee's confinement,
2. Which render the employee unable to perform assigned duties, or
3. When performance of assigned duties would jeopardize the employee's health or recovery.
Separation from state employment shall cancel all unused accrued sick leave. However, if an employee is laid off and the employee is re-employed by any state department, board, agency, or commission within one year of the date of the layoff, accrued sick leave of the employee shall be restored.
State employees, excluding state board of regents' faculty members with nine-month appointments, and employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement negotiated with the public safety bargaining unit who are eligible for accrued vacation benefits and accrued sick leave benefits, who have accumulated thirty days of sick leave, and who do not use sick leave during a full month of employment may elect to accrue up to one-half day of additional vacation. The accrual of additional vacation time by an employee for not using sick leave during a month is in lieu of the accrual of up to one and one-half days of sick leave for that month. The director of the department of personnel may adopt the necessary rules and procedures for the implementation of this program for all state employees except employees of the state board of regents. The state board of regents may adopt necessary rules for the implementation of this program for its employees.
The head of any department, agency, or commission, subject to rules of the department of personnel, may grant an educational leave to employees for whom the head of the department, agency, or commission is responsible pursuant to section 70A.25 and funds appropriated by the general assembly may be used for this purpose. The head of the department, agency, or commission shall notify the legislative council and the director of the department of personnel of all educational leaves granted within fifteen days of the granting of the educational leave. If the head of a department, agency or commission fails to notify the legislative council and the director of the department of personnel of an educational leave, the expenditure of funds appropriated by the general assembly for the educational leave shall not be allowed.
A specific annual salary rate or annual salary adjustment commencing with a fiscal year shall commence on July 1 except that if a pay period overlaps two fiscal years, a specific annual salary rate or annual salary adjustment shall commence with the first day of a pay period as specified by the general assembly.
[C73, § 3780; C97, § 1289; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 1218; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 79.1; 81 Acts, ch 20, § 2]
85 Acts, ch 215, §1; 86 Acts, ch 1244, § 13; 86 Acts, ch 1245, § 231, 232; 87 Acts, ch 227, § 16; 89 Acts, ch 303, §17
C93, § 70A.1
97 Acts, ch 28, §7
Referred to in § 1C.2, 19A.9, 70A.32, 218.17, 602.11102
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