(A) The director of administrative services shall allow a full-time or part-time employee who is credited with sick leave pursuant to division (B) of section 124.382 of the Revised Code to elect one of the following options with respect to sick leave credit remaining at the end of the year:
(1) Carry forward the balance;
(2) Receive a cash benefit as established by the director . An employee serving in a temporary work level who elects to convert unused sick leave credit to cash shall do so at the base rate of pay of the employee's normal classification.
(3) Carry forward a portion of the balance and receive a cash benefit for the remainder. The cash benefit shall be calculated in the manner specified in division (A)(2) of this section.
(B) The director of administrative services shall establish procedures to allow employees to indicate the option that will be selected. Included within the procedures shall be the final date by which notification is to be made to the director concerning the option selected. Failure to comply with the date will result in the automatic carry forward of unused balances.
(C) Cash benefits shall be paid in the first pay the employee receives in December.
(D) Balances carried forward are excluded from further cash benefits provided under this section.
(E) An employee who separates during the year shall not be eligible for cash benefits provided under this section.
Effective Date: 03-30-1999; 07-01-2007 .