Holidays and Leave

Annual Leave
Regular full-time employees accrue leave as follows:
Years of Service
Days per Year

Sick Leave

Effective August 1, 2015

All benefited county employees will receive 15 sick days per calendar year no matter the length of service.  Part-time benefited employees will receive a proration of the 15 days.  This is an increase from the previous accrual rate of either 10 or 12 days (depending on your service date) 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 6 months in a 3 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.

Family Leave
A regular employee may be eligible to receive a total of 12 weeks of leave (paid or unpaid) during a 12 month period under certain conditions.


  10 paid holidays are observed:
  • New Year's Day
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday following Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • General Election Days as they may occur

At the June 2, 2015 County Council meeting, a bill was passed to make changes to the county’s Personnel Rules.  Effective August 1, 2015:

Benefited county employees will receive two floating holidays per calendar year.  Floating holidays are pro-rated for benefited part-time employees.  Floating holidays are available at the beginning of each calendar year, may be used in hourly increments or the entire day and must be taken as time off in the calendar year in which they are received.  Floating holidays cannot be carried over to the next calendar year and will not be paid out upon termination from employment.

 Any floating holiday time must be scheduled and approved in advance by the employee’s immediate supervisor and in accordance with department procedure.   For calendar year 2015, current employees and those hired prior to September 30, 2015 will receive one floating holiday effective August 1, 2015.

Additional Leave
Additional leave provided includes bereavement, jury, disability, and military leave.

(updated June 16, 2015)