AP III, Sec. 6 Fringe benefits
Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedAdministrative Procedures of the Court of JusticeEffective: February 1, 2021
Effective: February 1, 2021
Administrative Procedures, AP III, Sec. 6
AP III, Sec. 6 Fringe benefits
SECTION 6.01 Fringe Benefits
Employees in permanent full-time positions and elected officials of the KCOJ participate in fringe benefit programs provided by law for Kentucky state government officials and employees. The major fringe benefits may include state holidays, retirement systems, life insurance, health insurance, Social Security, workers' compensation insurance, and unemployment insurance, if applicable.
SECTION 6.02 Holidays
New Year's Day*
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Third Monday in January
One half day, to be designated
Last Monday in May
First Monday in September
Fourth Thursday in November
Presidential Election Day
First Tuesday after the first Monday in November (when applicable)
(6) Holiday leave can no longer be banked as a separate leave benefit. If an employee works on a holiday, time will be earned as compensatory leave. Employees who have accrued holiday leave will be required to exhaust their holiday leave balance before designating any leave request as annual or compensatory leave.
SECTION 6.03 Retirement
(6) An employee who fails to notify his or her appointing authority in writing at least 14 calendar days prior to the effective date of retirement will lose earned annual leave for each day short of the 14 calendar-day notice unless waived by the appointing authority. Full-time employees will lose time at the rate of 7.5 hours for each calendar day.
SECTION 6.04 Health Insurance
(2) Employees will be allowed two paid hours during each open enrollment period to attend one health insurance benefit fair during normal work hours. Time off to attend a health insurance benefit fair must be requested by the employee and authorized by the appointing authority. Travel expenses, including mileage to and from the health insurance benefit fair, will not be reimbursed.
(3) Employees and elected officials covered under a health insurance plan offered by the Commonwealth may qualify for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) benefits. COBRA allows employees and officials to extend health insurance coverage for themselves or any qualified beneficiary if any of the following qualifying events occur:
SECTION 6.05 Workers' Compensation
Employees and elected officials of the KCOJ are eligible to participate in the state's self-insured Workers' Compensation Program, as provided in KRS Chapter 342.
Required medical expenses for services provided by hospitals and doctors, and for prescription medications due to a job-related injury or illness are paid subject to approval of a claim.
Employees who have sustained an on-the-job injury or work-related illness must notify their appointing authority or supervisor as soon as practical after the happening thereof.
(i) The appointing authority or designee must obtain all pertinent information about an employee's work-related injury or illness and immediately report the injury to the AOC HR Department. If the injury occurs during the evening hours or over the weekend, the injury must be reported by phone at the beginning of the next working day.
If the employee intends to seek medical treatment, the employee must request and complete the Medical Waiver and Consent Form and return it to the AOC HR Department.
The appointing authority or designee is responsible for completing the First Report of Injury or Illness Form when an employee sustains a work-related injury or illness and submitting that information to the AOC HR Department.
SECTION 6.06 Kentucky Employee Assistance Program
Adopted by Order 2021-05, eff. 2-1-21.
An extra day each is allotted for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.
Administrative Procedures, AP III, Sec. 6, KY ST ADMIN P AP III, Sec. 6
Current with amendments received through June 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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