DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Office of the Secretary

Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code, Section 122(b) (14 Del.C. §122(b))

14 DE Admin. Code 712

FINAL

REGULATORY IMPLEMENTING ORDER

712 Employee Leave

I. Summary of the Evidence and Information Submitted

The Secretary of Education intends to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 712 Employee Leave for formatting purposes only. This regulation was reviewed pursuant to the five year review cycle.

Notice of the proposed regulation was published in the News Journal and the Delaware State News on February 5, 2010, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit “A”. There were no comments on the proposed amendments.

II. Findings of Facts

The Secretary finds that it is appropriate to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 712 Employee Leave for formatting purposes only.

III. Decision to Amend the Regulation

For the foregoing reasons, the Secretary concludes that it is appropriate to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 712 Employee Leave. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122, 14 DE Admin. Code 712 Employee Leave attached hereto as Exhibit “B” is hereby amended. Pursuant to the provision of 14 Del.C. §122(e), 14 DE Admin. Code 712 Employee Leave hereby amended shall be in effect for a period of five years from the effective date of this order as set forth in Section V. below.

IV. Text and Citation

The text of 14 DE Admin. Code 712 Employee Leave amended hereby shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit “B”, and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 712 Employee Leave in the Administrative Code of Regulations for the Department of Education.

V. Effective Date of Order

The actions hereinabove referred to were taken by the Secretary pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122 on March 18, 2010. The effective date of this Order shall be ten (10) days from the date this Order is published in the Delaware Register of Regulations.

IT IS SO ORDERED the 18th day of March 2010.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Lillian M. Lowery, Ed.D., Secretary of Education

Approved this 18th day of March 2010.

712 Employee Leave

1.0 Sick Leave

1.1 Sick leave accumulated by an employee of any state agency or school district shall be transferred when said employee begins subsequent employment in a school district. If there is a break in service the transfer can only occur if the break was for less than six (6) months.

1.12 Sick leave days are made available at the start of the fiscal year, but adjustments for employees who terminate service prior to the end of the school year shall be made in the final paycheck.

8 DE Reg. 1479 (4/1/05)

2.0 Annual Leave

Subject to any limitation imposed by statute, accumulated annual leave shall be paid upon termination of employment. The employee may either remain on the regular payroll until such time as all annual leave is exhausted, or a lump sum payment for all unused annual leave on the employee's final paycheck. The vacated position may be filled at any time provided that the two employees do not receive compensation for the same pay period. Accumulated annual leave shall not be transferred between different employing state agencies or school districts.

3 DE Reg. 1392 (4/1/00)

8 DE Reg. 1479 (4/1/05)

13 DE Reg. 1302 (04/01/10)