2-18-601. Definitions. For the purpose of this part, except 2-18-620, the following definitions apply:
(1) (a) "Agency" means any legally constituted department, board, or commission of state, county, or city government or any political subdivision of the state.
(b) The term does not mean the state compensation insurance fund.
(2) "Break in service" means a period of time in excess of 5 working days when the person is not employed and that severs continuous employment.
(3) "Continuous employment" means working within the same jurisdiction without a break in service of more than 5 working days or without a continuous absence without pay of more than 15 working days.
(4) "Employee" means any person employed by an agency except elected state, county, and city officials, schoolteachers, and persons contracted as independent contractors or hired under personal services contracts.
(5) "Full-time employee" means an employee who normally works 40 hours a week.
(6) "Holiday" means a scheduled day off with pay to observe a legal holiday, as specified in 1-1-216 or 20-1-305, except Sundays.
(7) "Part-time employee" means an employee who normally works less than 40 hours a week.
(8) "Permanent employee" means a permanent employee as defined in 2-18-101.
(9) "Seasonal employee" means a seasonal employee as defined in 2-18-101.
(10) "Short-term worker" means a short-term worker as defined in 2-18-101.
(11) "Sick leave" means a leave of absence with pay for a sickness suffered by an employee or a member of the employee's immediate family or for a permanent state employee who is eligible for parental leave under the provisions of 2-18-606.
(12) "Temporary employee" means a temporary employee as defined in 2-18-101.
(13) "Transfer" means a change of employment from one agency to another agency in the same jurisdiction without a break in service.
(14) "Vacation leave" means a leave of absence with pay for the purpose of rest, relaxation, or personal business at the request of the employee and with the concurrence of the employer.
History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 476, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 59-1007.1; amd. Sec. 30, Ch. 184, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 568, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 178, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 260, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 756, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 339, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 314, L. 2001.