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Connecticut Laws | Title 5 State Employees
CHAPTER 67* STATE PERSONNEL ACT
Sec. 5-251. Accrual of sick leave and vacation credits while receiving compensation.

Sec. 5-251. Accrual of sick leave and vacation credits while receiving compensation. (894)(Text)

Any state employee receiving compensation benefits in accordance with section 5-142 or 5-143 shall continue to accrue sick leave credits as provided in section 5-247 and vacation credits as provided in section 5-250 for the first twelve months of any such period of compensation in accordance with regulations issued by the Commissioner of Administrative Services. (895)

Sec. 5-252. Payment for accrued vacation time on leaving state service. (896)(Text)

Any state employee leaving state service shall receive a lump sum payment for accrued vacation time as prescribed under rules and regulations to be promulgated by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, which rules and regulations shall be approved by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. (897)

Sec. 5-253. Payment for extra hours of work and accumulated vacation allowance on death. (898)(Text)

Upon the death of any state employee, a lump sum payment shall be made (a) for equivalent time off due him for authorized extra hours of work credited to the employee in accordance with existing personnel regulations and (b) for all of the employee's accumulated vacation allowance which shall be an amount equal to the salary which he would have received had he remained in the service until the expiration of such vacation period. Such payment shall be made upon the establishment of a valid claim therefor, in the following order of precedence: First, to the surviving beneficiary or beneficiaries, if any, lawfully designated by the employee under the state employees retirement system; second, if there is no such designated beneficiary, to the estate of the deceased. (899)

Sec. 5-254. Holidays. (900)(Text)

(a) Each full-time permanent employee in the state service shall be granted time off with pay for any legal holiday. If a legal holiday falls on a Saturday, employees shall be granted equivalent time off on the Friday immediately preceding such Saturday or given another day off in lieu thereof. The Commissioner of Administrative Services may issue regulations governing the granting of holiday time to other employees in the state service, which regulations shall be approved by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. (901)

(b) Any employee in the state service compensated on an hourly or per diem basis shall be entitled to time off with pay commensurate with any time granted by order of the Governor to salaried employees with pay. (902)

(c) No state employee whose duties are not directly concerned with the business of the General Assembly shall be required to work any legal holiday solely by reason of the convening of the General Assembly on such day. (903)

Sec. 5-255. Reinstatement of state employees after service in armed forces. Term of employment to include military service. (904)(Text)

(a) Any employee who leaves or had left the state service for the purpose of entering the armed forces of the United States shall be reinstated in his former position and duties, provided, within ninety days after he has received a certificate of satisfactory service from the armed forces, he makes or has made application for return to the state service. The terms of employment in the service of the state shall be construed to include, in the case of such employee, the period of his leave from state service. The appointing authority of any state agency in which such employee is reinstated shall certify in writing to the Commissioner of Administrative Services that such employee is able and qualified to perform the work required and that there is work available for him. In considering the factor of availability of work, the state shall replace by the returning employee any employee, junior in service, who was employed for the purpose of filling the position vacated by such returning employee. This section shall not apply to any state employee who because of voluntary reenlistment has been absent from such state service for a period of more than three years in addition to war service or compulsory service and the ninety-day period hereinbefore provided for. (905)

(b) The term of employment in the service of the state shall be construed to include, in the case of a veteran, the term of war service of such veteran, and all records of the state which show the length of service in the employment of the state of any such veteran shall be maintained so as to show the length of such war service and the total of such employment service and war service. (906)

Sec. 5-256. Service to counties, agricultural extension offices, state college bookstores, Hartford Bridge Authority and municipal courts included in term of state service. (907)(Text)

(a) The term of employment in state service shall be construed to include, in the case of a county employee taken into state service pursuant to the express provisions of the general statutes, or in the case of a former county employee who subsequently was appointed to a position in the state service, or in the case of a former clerical employee in a county agricultural extension office when such service was sponsored by the county farm bureau or county agricultural extension council who subsequently was appointed in the state service, or in the case of a former employee of a bookstore at a state college or other state institution of higher education, the operation and management of which has been assumed by the state, and who subsequently was appointed to a position in the state service, the term of his county service or extension office service or state college bookstore service or bookstore service at any other state institution of higher education on an equivalent basis, upon receipt of data satisfactory to the Commissioner of Administrative Services showing the time such employee worked for such county or extension office or state college bookstore service or bookstore service at any other state institution of higher education. All records of the state which show the length of service in the employment of the state of any such former county or extension office or state college bookstore or bookstore of any other state institution of higher education employee shall be maintained to show the length of such county or extension office or state college bookstore service or bookstore service at any other state institution of higher education and the total of state service and county or extension office or state college bookstore service or bookstore service at any other state institution of higher education. (908)

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