Employees may request a leave of absence to care for their children and elderly relatives for up to one year. This policy may also be applied to spouses.
Employees must submit a written request to their director/general manager/division head or designate and provide as much notice as possible. The city recognizes that in extenuating circumstances an employee may request this leave at very short notice.
Childcare or eldercare leaves are subject to the approval of the executive director/general manager/division head or designate.
An employee can request childcare leave as an extension of parental leave.
Requests for an extension beyond one year must be made in writing and are subject to the approval of the executive director or general manager/division head or designate.
An employee returning from childcare or eldercare leave will return to his/her former position or a suitable alternate position if available.