Disaster or Emergency Services Volunteer Leave

When an order or proclamation declaring a disaster or emergency is issued pursuant to North Dakota Century Code chapter 37-17.1, the executive officer in charge of a state agency may grant a leave of absence, not to exceed five working days, to any full-time employee who is certified by the American Red Cross as a disaster services volunteer or who is an emergency medical service provider, a member of the civil air patrol, a firefighter, police officer, emergency radio operator, or who performs other services necessary in an emergency.

The leave of absence is for the employee to participate in disaster relief services or provide voluntary emergency services. The leave may not result in a loss of compensation, seniority, annual or sick leave, or accrued overtime for which the employee is otherwise eligible.

A person on leave under this section is not deemed to be an employee of the State for the purposes of workers’ compensation.


NDCC 54-06-14.3 and 54-06-27