Maine Revised Statutes

§19-B. State employee participation in disaster relief

In order to participate in specialized disaster relief services for the American Red Cross, a state employee who is a certified disaster service volunteer of the American Red Cross, upon the request of the American Red Cross and with the approval of the employee's appointing authority, may: [1997, c. 600, §1 (NEW).]

1. Paid leave.  Be granted a leave not to exceed 15 days in each year without loss of pay, vacation time, sick leave or earned overtime accumulation;
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2. Use of compensated time off.  Be granted a leave using that employee's compensated time off, with the consent of the employee; or
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3. Combination.  Be granted a leave using a combination of paid leave and compensated time off authorized in subsections 1 and 2.
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This section applies only to relief services related to a disaster declared by the governor of a state or territory or by the President of the United States. [1997, c. 600, §1 (NEW).]

1997, c. 600, §1 (NEW).