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“ACVWDM” shall be defined as association of Coachella Valley Water District managers.

“ASSET” shall be defined as association of supervisory support evaluation team.

“Bereavement leave” shall be defined as paid time to take care of funeral arrangements or to attend a funeral as per CVWDC 2.15.090(F).

“Biweekly pay period” shall be defined as beginning on a Saturday and ending at the close of the second Friday following.

“Break in service” shall be defined as:

1. Voluntary resignation.

2. Discharged for cause.

3. Discharged for economic reasons.

“Call-out time” shall be defined as the time nonexempt employees are called back prior to their next regular shift. It shall be a minimum of two hours except it may not exceed the number of hours between assigned shifts.

“CVWDEA” shall be defined as Coachella Valley Water District employee association.

“Date of hire” is the beginning date of the employee’s most recent employment.

“Demotion” shall be defined as an involuntary or a voluntary reassignment to a less responsible position for cause.

“Differential pay” shall be defined as an additional $0.75 per hour for all hours worked on a shift which predominantly falls between 5:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

“Disability leave” is assigned a disabled employee whose vacation and sick leave have expired.

“Dismissal” shall be defined as involuntary separation of an employee by the district for cause.

“Flexible time” shall be defined as temporary adjustments in work schedules.

“Leave of absence” shall be defined as leave without pay, granted to an employee at the discretion of the general manager.

“Leave without pay” shall be defined as any duration of time an employee does not accrue pay.

“Military leave” shall be defined as leave on official orders for the purpose of active military duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, active duty as a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States, or active Federal Military duty as a member of the National Guard or Naval Militia, or for an officially ordered physical examination.

“Minuteperson leave” shall be defined as leave granted to employees who are ordered to police or fire duties.

“Premium time” shall be defined as work required of an employee following the assigned work day, work in excess of 40 hours in any work week, or work in excess of 80 hours in any one pay cycle. Premium time shall end at the beginning of the next regularly scheduled work day.

“Promotion” shall be defined as advancement to a higher salary range with an increase in responsibility.

“Reassignment” shall be defined as change in position classification without change in salary range number.

“Regular employee” shall be defined as one assigned at least 60 hours per pay period and eligible for all benefits (and as stated in CVWDC 2.15.050(E)(3)).

“Regular part-time employee” shall be defined as one who is assigned 40 hours but less than 60 hours per pay period and is not eligible for benefits except as required by law.

“Resignation” shall be defined as voluntary separation from the district by an employee.

“Retirement” shall be defined as retirement in accordance with the rules and regulations established by Public Employees Retirement System of California.

“Retirement hospitalization” shall be defined as one-half of the combined sick leave and health fund of record, on the date of retirement of an employee.

“Schedule change absence” shall be defined as time deducted from a work day, week, or cycle for the purpose of causing employees’ work schedules to rotate, i.e., zanjeros and control operators who rotate shifts on a three-month cycle.

“Seniority” shall be determined by a regular employee’s most recent date of hire with the district. Employees with the same date of hire shall have their seniority ranking determined by one flip of a coin.

“Sick leave” shall be defined as leave with pay covering an absence of an employee for the diagnosis, care, or treatment of an existing health condition, or preventive care for, an employee or an employee’s family member; or for an employee who is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

“Standby time” shall be defined as an assignment required of an employee to be available for work within 30 minutes during off duty hours.

“Step increase” shall be defined as an increase in salary to the next higher step within a salary range.

“Student aide” is defined as an employee whose combination of school and work creates a staggered work schedule for training on the job.

“Supervisor” shall be defined as an employee who is responsible for the supervision and evaluation of another employee.

“Suspension” shall be defined as a supervisor ordered absence from duty of an employee for cause.

“Termination” shall be defined as separation of an employee without prejudice.

“Transfer” shall be defined as an interdepartmental change of duties of an employee with no change of pay.

“Vacation leave” shall be defined as leave with pay granted to an employee, the time of which shall be at the discretion of the general manager.

“Voluntary service” shall be defined as any form of public service by an employee performed outside Coachella Valley Water District’s designated working hours for a group, organization, political subdivision, or public authority whose purpose may conflict with district service as a result of ordered leave by the entity (i.e., minuteperson leave).

“Working cycle” shall be defined as 80 hours work in a 14-day period (normally but not limited to) beginning on Saturday and ending at the close of the second calendar Friday following.

“Working day” shall be defined as the regularly assigned eight hours in any daily cycle or as established by the general manager.

“Working week” shall be defined as the regularly assigned 40 hours in a designated seven-day pay period. (Ord. 1425.10 § 3, 2018)

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