Message from President Jones re:Clarification on Sick Leave Usage
There has been a lot of confusion lately on how members are to code Sick Leave. Although nothing official has been put out by the City or Department, I hope this will help clarify this issue.
Members have been told, per AB1522 (Protected Paid Sick Leave), the City now considers US, the employee, as part of our family. So do you code it Sick Leave or Family Sick Leave? The City says you are both. Some members have been putting in Family Sick Leave for themselves, which, per the City's evaluation makes sense. Employees are thinking they now have 72hrs of Family Sick Leave that would not count towards the 96hrs of Sick Leave. If this is your case and you were told that you were out of Family Sick Leave and your UH, CTO, or AV was charged you need to let Admin know that your Family Sick Leave was for yourself so they can recode it to Sick Leave....for now.
We are currently working on a solution to the Sick Leave issue but when the City tells us we are now considered part of our family I can see how members may have been confused.
Feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns.
Local 753 President Carlton Jones
A Fresno Firefighters Association general membership meeting is scheduled for:
Monday, 4/3/17, starting at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 4/5/17, starting at 8:30 a.m.
Hope to see you there!