Village of Blasdell, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Blasdell: Art. I, 12-3-1973. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Defense and indemnification — See Ch. 12.

Code of Ethics — See Ch. 17.

Officers and employees — See Ch. 40.

Residency requirements — See Ch. 59.

ARTICLE I
Earned Time for Department Heads (§ 47-1 — § 47-11) 

[Adopted 12-3-1973]

§ 47-1
Purpose. 

§ 47-2
Applicability. 

§ 47-3
Definitions. 

§ 47-4
Eligibility. 

§ 47-5
Credits. 

§ 47-6
Records and reports. 

§ 47-7
Accumulation of credits limited. 

§ 47-8
Commutation to cash payments. 

§ 47-9
Board of Trustees to determine and approve credits. 

§ 47-10
Ineligible claims. 

§ 47-11
Use of credits. 

The purpose of this Article is to provide definitive and regulatory standards for the credit, accumulation and use of earned-time hours.

This Article shall apply to all departmental heads as hereinafter defined and shall govern and regulate the hours of departmental heads.

For the purpose of this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

CALL-OUT
Called into work before or after normal working hours.
CHECK-OUT
Required checks made of personnel, equipment, jobsites or other job-related items when they occur before or after normal working hours.
DEPARTMENT HEAD
The Police Administrator, Superintendent of Department of Public Works, Sewage Treatment Plant Operator.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
EARNED TIME
Overtime hours for which compensatory time off is given.
EMERGENCY
Whatever is dangerous to human life; whatever presents a threat to the health, welfare or safety of the general public.
OVERTIME HOURS
Hours in excess of 40 in any normal workweek.

Each department head shall have the right to earn, accumulate and liquidate earned-time hours as provided by the rules and regulations set forth herein.

Earned-time credits may be granted for the following reasons:

A. 

Overtime hours, when spent on direct departmental or operational functions.

B. 

Emergencies, as defined herein, when they fall within the scope of the jurisdictional operational or functional unit responsibility of the department head.

C. 

Call-outs, when required.

D. 

Check-outs, when made for good reason.

E. 

Special Board meetings, when attendance is requested by the Board of Trustees.

A. 

Each department head shall file with the Village Administrator a weekly activity report, in a form prescribed by the Village Administrator. Said reports are to be filed on the Monday following the calendar week covered by the report.

B. 

Each department head shall maintain a formal record of earned-time hours. The record shall be kept on the department head's weekly activity report. Accountability for earned time shall include the recording of credits, deductions and the total accumulated to date. The record shall further state the cause for earned-time credits.

A. 

Earned-time credits shall not accumulate beyond 150 hours.

B. 

Credits in excess of 150 hours are deemed to be lost and shall be stricken from the record.

Earned-time credits shall not be commuted into cash payments.

The Board of Trustees shall have the sole right, in all cases, to determine and approve eligible earned-time claims and to disallow credits that in its determination are ineligible. The decision of the Board shall be final.

A. 

No earned-time credit shall be granted for the following functions:

(1) 

Attendance at association meetings of whatever kind.

(2) 

Attendance at seminars, workshops or conferences of whatever kind.

(3) 

Attendance at regular Village Board meetings.

(4) 

Attendance at social functions.

B. 

Ineligible claims shall not be limited to the functions listed in Subsection A above, but shall be subject to the Board's determination as defined in § 47-9.

Earned-time credits shall be used in the following manner:

A. 

Earned-time may be liquidated by no more than one day in each calendar week.

B. 

Earned-time may not be liquidated during any calendar week wherein more than two days of vacation leave is being taken.

C. 

Notwithstanding Subsection B above, more than one day of earned-time may be liquidated in a week with the prior approval of the Board of Trustees.

D. 

Department heads must give advance notification to and obtain the approval of the Village Administrator before earned-time off as described in Subsection A may be taken.