Regular full-time employees accrue leave as follows:
Years of Service
Days per Year
Sick leave may also be used for illness of an employee's child, dependent, spouse, parent, or parent-in-law. There is no limit on the amount of sick leave accumulated. Unused sick leave may be used for additional credit in the pension plan at the time of retirement.
Extended Sick Leave
If a regular employee has an extended illness or an off-duty accident and has used all his/her accrued leave, application for extended sick leave benefits may be made. This benefit provides half-pay for up to six months in a three year period.
Sick Leave Donor
If a regular employee has exhausted all accrued leave and is facing an extended absence brought about by the illness, injury or disability of the employee or a covered family member accrued leave may be donated directly by another regular County employee. This benefit allows an employee to receive donations equivalent to 30 workings days within 12 consecutive months.
A regular employee may be eligible to receive a total of twelve weeks of leave (paid or unpaid) during a twelve month period under certain conditions.
Ten paid holidays are observed that include New Year's Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday following Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and General Election Days as they may occur.
Additional leave provided includes bereavement, jury, disability, and military leave.