The City and County of Denver provides several types of paid leave to help employees achieve a work/life balance:
PTO offers flexibility to employees in accessing and managing time off because it provides one leave bank that can be used for both vacation and sick leave purposes.
Eligible employees hired or re-hired after December 31, 2009 and employees hired prior to January 1, 2010 who elected to convert from the sick and vacation leave plan to the PTO plan.
Paid Time Off Monthly Accrual Table
|Years of Consecutive Service||PTO Hours Earned Monthly|
|0-6 Months||10 Hours|
|6 Months - 5 Years||12 Hours|
|5 - 10 Years||15 Hours|
|10 - 15 Years||18 Hours|
|15 and Over||19 Hours|
Maximum PTO bank: 400 hours
The sick and vacation leave plan provides two separate banks, one for sick leave and one for vacation leave.
Eligible employees hired prior to January 1, 2010 who remain continuously employed at the city and who did not voluntarily elect to receive PTO benefits.
Sick and Vacation Monthly Accrual Table
|Years of Consecutive Service||Sick Earned Monthly
||Vacation Earned Monthly
|0-5 Years||8 Hours||8 Hours|
|5-10 Years||8 Hours||10 Hours|
|10-15 Years||8 Hours||12 Hours|
|15 Years and Over||8 Hours||14 Hours|
Maximum vacation bank: Under 10 years=288 hours, 10 years and over=336
Maximum sick bank: 960 hours
Employees who receive PTO benefits shall be entitled to use up to forty (40) hours of paid bereavement leave because of the death of a member of the employee’s immediate family. This forty (40) hours of bereavement leave shall not count against the employee’s PTO bank.
Employees in the sick and vacation leave plan may use up to forty-eight (48) hours of their accrued sick leave hours due to the death of a member of the employee's immediate family.
An immediate family member is defined in Career Service Rule 10 and includes the following: spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, partner in a civil union, domestic partner, and the parent, child, or sibling of the partner in a civil union or domestic partner, as well as minor children for whom the employee or the employee's partner in a civil union or domestic partner provide day-to-day care and financial support.
The city provides eleven (11) paid holidays per year to eligible employees.
Eligible employees may also be eligible for paid court leave, election leave, administrative leave, and military leave.