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     2-18-1311. Contributions of unused sick leave -- other contributions not prohibited. (1) In a manner prescribed by the department, a contracting employer shall provide for a plan member to annually designate how many hours, if any, of the member's sick leave will be automatically converted to an employer contribution to the member's account each pay period as provided for in this section.
     (2) (a) Except as provided in subsection (2)(b), a member may annually convert only the sick leave hours in excess of 240 hours and no more than the maximum prescribed by the contracting employer.
     (b) When the member's employment is terminated, the member's unused sick leave balance may be converted, in whole or in part, to an employer contribution to the member's account pursuant to this section. For those amounts of sick leave not converted to employer contributions, the balance is allocated as required under 2-18-618(6).
     (3) The amount of the employer contribution to a member's account for hours converted under this section must be equal to one-fourth of the pay attributed to the accumulated sick leave. The attributable pay must be computed on the basis of the employee's salary or wage at the time that the sick leave is converted. A member may not later receive as sick leave credit or as a lump-sum payment amounts contributed to the member's account pursuant to this section.
     (4) This section does not prohibit an employer from entering into an agreement with a member for employer contributions to a member account in addition to the contributions provided for under this section.

     History: En. Sec. 8, Ch. 272, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 503, L. 2007.

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