76.56. During the leave without pay or partial leave without pay, an officer’s continuous service is not interrupted.
His or her participation in the uniform life insurance plan is maintained for the duration of the leave provided for in section 76.53.
Moreover, the officer must maintain his or her participation in the basic compulsory accident and health plan, in compliance with the following conditions:
(a) pay his or her contributions according to this plan;
(b) pay the employer’s contribution to this plan, for the period of time that exceeds the first 52 weeks of the leave without pay or the partial leave without pay provided for in section 76.53.
The officer may, upon request made to the employer before the beginning of the leave, maintain his or her participation in all insurance plans that he or she participated in before the leave, in accordance with the provisions of the master policy.
The provisions relating to the maintenance of the officer’s participation in the surviving spouse’s pension plan are those provided for in section 61.
For the purposes of the short-term disability insurance plan, any total disability beginning during the leave without pay is deemed to have started at the end of the leave.
The provisions relating to the maintenance of the officer’s retirement plan apply as prescribed.
With respect to the other terms of employment, an officer who is on partial leave without pay shall be governed, during his or her time at work, by the rules applicable to a part-time officer.
T.B. 193821, s. 7; M.O. 2011-019, s. 23.