Leave Benefits


Each calendar year, all full time regular employees receive 12 paid holidays. The County will follow the State of North Carolina Holiday Schedule. New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Spring Holiday (Good Friday) Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day (2 days), Winter Holiday (Christmas Eve and Day and either the day before or day after - 3 days total). 

Vacation & Sick Leave

All full time regular employees working 30+ hours per week are eligible to accrue paid sick and vacation leave from the first day of employment. Employees are not allowed to use vacation leave until successful completion of the six month probationary period. Sick leave is accrued at eight hours per month.

Number of  Years EmployedMonthly Vacation Hours EarnedAnnual Vacation Hours EarnedAnnual Vacation Days Earned
Less than 389612
3, but less than 61012015
6, but less than 121214418
12, but less than 201416821
20, or more years1619224

Personal Leave Day

Regular full- time employees working 30+ hours per week receive one Personal Day each calendar year. It may not be used once an employee has given their termination of employment notice. It may not be rolled over from one calendar year to the next. Any unused day or portion of an unused day will not be paid out upon termination.

Well-Being Day

Each full-time employee will receive up to eight Well-being leave hours each calendar year. Well-being hours may be used for medical visits (non-FMLA), health coaching meetings, wellness meetings, and volunteer service. Unused well-being leave hours will not be paid out upon termination of employment, regardless of the notice given, nor can these hours be applied to any retirement benefits.

Bereavement Leave

When a death occurs in an employee's immediate family, an employee shall be granted up to 24 consecutive work hours of Bereavement Leave. Bereavement Leave will be capped at no more than 48 hours per calendar year.