Rutledge Summary of Opinions Released: October 6, 2022

Opinion Number: 2022-017 Requestor:  Representative Charlene Fite

Under current Arkansas law, can a municipal police department accumulate up to 95 days of sick time if approved by city ordinance?  RESPONSE:  Yes, a municipal police officer may accumulate 95 days of sick leave if that amount of leave has been approved by municipal ordinance.  However, payment for unused sick leave upon the officer’s retirement or death may not exceed 90-days’ salary.

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