See also chs. ER-MRS 17
, Wis. adm. code.
In deciding the issue of cause for termination, it is necessary to determine the specific requirements of the individual governmental position. Safransky v. Personnel Board, 62 Wis. 2d 464
, 215 N.W.2d 379
The trial court erroneously applied evidentiary standards required in discharge cases to the review of a layoff case. Weaver v. Wisconsin Personnel Board, 71 Wis. 2d 46
, 237 N.W.2d 183
An investment board employee hired in the classified service whose position was changed to unclassified by subsequent legislative action had a property interest in the position entitling him to continued civil service protections after the reclassification. Bahr v. State Investment Bd. 186 Wis. 2d 379
, 521 N.W.2d 152
(Ct. App. 1994).
Except as provided in subs. (1m)
, and (1s)
and the compensation plan under s. 230.12
, appointing authorities shall grant to each person in their employ, except employees excluded from coverage under this subsection by the department by rule and limited-term employees, based on accumulated continuous state service, annual leave of absence without loss of pay at the rate of:
One hundred four hours each year for a full year of service during the first 5 years of service;
One hundred sixty hours each year for a full year of service during the next 5 years of service;
An employee, with the approval of his or her appointing authority, may anticipate the annual leave which he or she could earn during the current calendar year, except that no employee shall be eligible to take annual leave until he or she has completed the first 6 months of a probationary period for an original appointment unless the employee uses annual leave that he or she accrued while serving in an unclassified position.
Annual leaves of absence shall not be cumulative except under sub. (1p)
and except that unused annual leave shall, subject to the rules of the director, be used in the year following the one in which it was earned, but no employee shall lose any unused annual leave because the employee's work responsibilities prevented the usage of the unused annual leave during the first 6 months of the year following the year in which it was earned.
Permanent classified employees, permanent part-time employees and seasonal employees with permanent seasonal status in class who are regularly employed for less than 12 months out of a year shall be granted proportional annual leave consistent with par. (a)
. These employees, with the approval of their appointing authority, may anticipate the vacation which they will earn during their current period of employment.
Each employee of the state on October 17, 1971 shall be granted credit towards accumulated continuous service for all service in Wisconsin as a national guard technician which has not been credited under any other provision of this section.
Payment for any unused authorized leave to which an employee is entitled upon termination, shall be made in a separate and distinct amount.
Except as otherwise provided in the compensation plan under s. 230.12
, an employee who is not subject to the minimum wage and overtime requirements under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 USC 201
, shall be entitled to annual leave of absence without loss of pay based upon accumulated continuous state service at the rate of:
160 hours each year for a full year of service during the next 5 years of service;
216 hours each year for a full year of service after 20 years of service.
An employee under this subsection earns annual leave any time he or she is on temporary layoff for a period not to exceed 20 working days.
Employees at the 216-hour rate under sub. (1)
may, in the year earned, elect to receive not more than 120 of those hours of earned annual leave among one or more of these options:
Annual leave of absence with pay for instructional staff employed by the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System who provide services for a charter school established by contract under s. 118.40 (2r) (cm)
shall be determined by the governing board of the charter school established by contract under s. 118.40 (2r) (cm)
, as approved by the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Leave of absence with pay owing to sickness and leave of absence without pay, other than annual leave and leave under s. 103.10
, shall be regulated by rules of the director, except that unused sick leave shall accumulate from year to year. After July 1, 1973, employees appointed to career executive positions under the program established under s. 230.24
or positions designated in s. 19.42 (10) (L)
or 20.923 (4)
, and (9)
or authorized under s. 230.08 (2) (e)
shall have any unused sick leave credits restored if they are reemployed in a career executive position or in a position under s. 19.42 (10) (L)
or 20.923 (4)
, and (9)
or authorized under s. 230.08 (2) (e)
, regardless of the duration of their absence. Restoration of unused sick leave credits if reemployment is to a position other than those specified above shall be in accordance with rules of the director.
"Human organ" means a heart, lung, liver, pancreas, kidney, intestine, or other organ that requires the continuous circulation of blood to remain useful for purposes of transplantation.
An appointing authority shall grant a leave of absence of 30 workdays to any employee who requests a leave of absence to serve as a human organ donor if the employee provides the appointing authority written verification that he or she is to serve as a human organ donor.
An employee who is granted a leave of absence under this subsection shall receive his or her base state pay without interruption during the leave of absence. For purposes of determining seniority, pay or pay advancement and performance awards and for the receipt of any benefit that may be affected by a leave of absence, the service of the employee shall be considered uninterrupted by the leave of absence.
For employees who are included in a collective bargaining unit for which a representative is recognized or certified under subch. V of ch. 111
, this subsection shall apply unless otherwise provided in a collective bargaining agreement.
No employee may grieve under an agency's grievance procedure any appointing authority's decision relating to a catastrophic leave program under this subsection or appeal any such decision to the commission under s. 230.44
or 230.45 (1) (c)
Officials and employees of the state who have permanent status and who are members of the national guard, the state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state now or hereafter organized or constituted under federal or state law, are entitled to leaves of absence without loss of time in the service of the state, to enable them to attend military schools and annual field training or annual active duty for training, and any other state or federal tours of active duty, except extended active duty or service as a member of the active armed forces of the United States which have been duly ordered but not exceeding 30 days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays enumerated in sub. (4)
in the calendar year in which so ordered and held. During this leave of absence, each state official or employee shall receive base state pay less the base military pay received for and identified with such attendance but such reduction shall not be more than the base state pay. Other than for a leave of absence for the adjutant general and any deputy adjutants general, such leave shall not be granted for absences of less than 3 days. A state official or employee serving on state active duty as a member of the national guard or state defense force, may elect to receive pay from the state under s. 20.465 (1)
in an amount equal to base state salary for such period of state active duty. Leave granted by this section is in addition to all other leaves granted or authorized by any other law. For the purpose of determining seniority, pay or pay advancement and performance awards the status of the employee shall be considered uninterrupted by such attendance.
Officials and employees of the state who have permanent status in class and who are members of the national guard, state defense force, or a reserve component of the United States armed forces and who are on military leave without pay for authorized inactive duty training or active duty for training, shall, upon reemployment immediately after such military training, receive credit for annual leave, sick leave, and legal holidays as if they had remained continuously employed by the state.
Officials and employees of the state summoned for grand or petit jury service are entitled to leaves of absence without loss of time for the time of absence required pursuant to the summons and thereafter. There shall be no deduction from, nor interruption of pay from the state because of such absence.
Employees of the state are entitled to reasonable paid leaves of absence to compete in promotional examinations and interviews. The director shall promulgate rules governing the lengths of time allowable for such leaves, their frequency and the provisions for their use.
In this paragraph, "specialized disaster relief services" means professional, technical or other services that require advanced training or expertise and that are provided to assist persons affected by a disaster.
An appointing authority may grant a leave of absence to a state employee to allow the employee to participate in providing specialized disaster relief services if all of the following conditions are met:
The American Red Cross submits a written request to the employee's appointing authority for the services of the employee. The request shall also specify who has requested the assistance of the American Red Cross in the particular disaster.
The employee has permanent status, if the employee's position is included in the classified service.
The leave of absence conforms with any rules of the director regarding leaves of absence to provide specialized disaster relief services.
The governor may authorize appointing authorities to grant a leave of absence to any employee who satisfies the conditions listed in subd. 2. b.
to allow that employee to provide specialized disaster relief services in connection with a particular disaster that occurred outside this state. The governor may specify a disaster under this subdivision at any time after the disaster occurs.
A leave of absence granted under subd. 2.
may not exceed 30 workdays each year.
An employee who is granted a leave of absence under subd. 2.
shall receive his or her base state pay without interruption during the leave of absence. For purposes of determining seniority, pay or pay advancement and performance awards, the service of the employee shall be considered uninterrupted by a leave of absence granted under subd. 2.
The director may promulgate any rules necessary to implement this paragraph.
Except as otherwise provided in sub. (5) (c)
, the office of the agencies of state government shall be kept open on all days of the year except Saturdays, Sundays and the following holidays:
The last Monday in May, which shall be the day of celebration for May 30.
The day following if January 1, July 4 or December 25 falls on Sunday.
Except as provided in the compensation plan under s. 230.12
, all employees except limited term employees shall receive 9 paid holidays annually in addition to any other authorized paid leave, the time to be at the discretion of the appointing authorities.
Employees who have completed the first 6 months of a probationary period for an original appointment or as a trainee shall be eligible to take the paid holidays throughout the calendar year earned, subject to subd. 3.
Such holidays shall be taken at the discretion of the appointing authority who shall respect the wishes of the eligible employees as to the time of taking the holidays under this paragraph insofar as the needs of the service will permit.
Personal holidays earned each year shall be noncumulative. However, if an appointing authority denies an employee the opportunity to take a personal holiday during the calendar year earned, the employee shall be permitted to carry over such day to the next year. In no event may such denial and carry-over occur in subsequent successive years.
Except as provided under s. 230.215 (5)
, the standard basis of employment for the state service is 40 hours each 7 consecutive calendar day period, except that when the needs of an employing unit cannot be fulfilled by adhering to the standard basis of employment, additional hours of work may be required by the appointing authority. During a proclaimed national emergency, the governor may extend the workweek and adjust the working hours to use the available manpower of any or all agencies as he or she deems essential.
Hazardous employment, injuries, pay continued. 230.36(1m)(b)2.a.
In the process of making an arrest or investigating any violation or suspected violation of the law or the quelling of a riot or any other violence;
Driving or riding in a vehicle, aircraft or boat under circumstances which require hazardous maneuvering or speed in excess of the normal or posted limits in the performance of law enforcement duties; or
Engaged in public demonstration or training exercises provided such demonstration or training exercises are authorized by the appointing authority.
In the process of quelling a riot or disturbance or other act of violence;
In the process of restraining patients, inmates, probationers, parolees or persons on extended supervision and apprehending runaways or escapees, including probationers, parolees and persons on extended supervision;
When injury is occasioned as the result of an act by a patient, inmate, probationer, parolee or person on extended supervision;
When disease is contracted as a result of exposure to such disease arising out of the care of inmates or patients.
A drivers' license examiner at all times while examining drivers, conducting road tests or checking motor vehicles.
Driving or riding in vehicles which require hazardous maneuvering of extremely slow speed while marking or measuring physical characteristics of highways.
Surveying or inspecting within the right-of-way of highways on which traffic is maintained.
Surveying or inspecting on construction sites where heavy equipment is operating.
If any of the following state employees suffers injury while in the performance of duties, the employee shall continue to be fully paid by the employing agency upon the same basis as paid prior to the injury, with no reduction in sick leave credits, compensatory time for overtime accumulations or vacation and no reduction in the rate of earning sick leave credit or vacation:
A excise tax investigator employed by the department of revenue.
A special criminal investigation agent employed by the department of justice.
A state employee who is not listed in this paragraph who is ordered by his or her appointing authority to perform duties enumerated under sub. (1m) (b)
, when permitted, in lieu of a listed employee.
The full pay under par. (a) (intro.)
shall continue while the employee is unable to return to work as the result of the injury or until the termination of his or her employment upon recommendation of the appointing authority. At any time during the employee's period of disability the appointing authority may, at the expense of the employing agency, order physical or medical examinations to determine the degree of disability.
An employing agency that makes payments under this section is entitled to the right of subrogation for reimbursement to the extent that the injured employee may recover the reimbursed items in an action or claim in tort against any 3rd party. The repayment shall not exceed the total sums paid to the injured employee under this section and shall be limited to the total sum credited to the injured employee, as damages for pay and fringe benefits actually received in the settlement of any claim caused by the negligence of the 3rd party.
In cooperation with appointing authorities the director shall establish an employee performance evaluation program to provide a continuing record of employee development and, when applicable, to serve as a basis for pertinent personnel actions. Similar evaluations shall be conducted during the probationary period but may not infringe upon the authority of the appointing authority to retain or dismiss employees during the probationary period.
When an employee becomes physically or mentally incapable of or unfit for the efficient and effective performance of the duties of his or her position by reason of infirmities due to age, disabilities, or otherwise, the appointing authority shall either transfer the employee to a position which requires less arduous duties, if necessary demote the employee, place the employee on a part-time service basis and at a part-time rate of pay or as a last resort, dismiss the employee from the service. The appointing authority may require the employee to submit to a medical or physical examination to determine fitness to continue in service. The cost of such examination shall be paid by the employing agency. In no event shall these provisions affect pensions or other retirement benefits for which the employee may otherwise be eligible.
History: 1971 c. 270
; Stats. 1971 s. 16.32; 1977 c. 196
, 130 (4)
; 1977 c. 273
; Stats. 1977 s. 230.37; 1987 a. 140
; 2003 a. 33
See also ch. ER 45
, Wis. adm. code.
Political activities; public office.