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The County provides 13 paid legal holidays for employees who work a regular schedule of at least 20 hours per week.

Employees who are in the classified service receive annual leave accrued as follows:

Beginning date through the end of the 5th year 8 hrs per month
Beginning 6th year through the end of the 10th year 10 hrs per month
Beginning 11th year through the end of the 15th year 12 hrs per month
Beginning 16th year through the end of the 20th year 14 hrs per month
Beginning 21st year through the end of the 25th year 15 hrs per month
Beginning 26th year through the end of employment 16 hrs per month

 

Sick leave accrual is eight hours per month; bargaining unit members may differ depending on the labor agreement of the signed contract. Please review the contract.

Employees who are in the unclassified service receive PTO accrued as follows:

Beginning date through the end of the 1st year 12 hrs per month
Beginning 2nd year through the end of the 5th year 14 hrs per month
Beginning 6th year through the end of the 10th year 16 hrs per month
Beginning 11th year through the end of the 15th year 18 hrs per month
Beginning 16th year through the end of the 20th year 20 hrs per month
Beginning 21st year through the end of the 25th year 22 hrs per month
Beginning 26th year through the end of employment 24 hrs per month

 

Part-time employees who work a regularly established schedule of twenty (20) hours or more per week shall earn Annual Leave or PTO on a pro rata basis.

Sick Leave Pool

Membership in the sick leave pool is open to all eligible employees on a voluntary basis. The following criteria must be met:

  • Must be a full-time BCC employee for at least 12 months.
  • Must have a minimum of 100 hours of unused Sick Leave/PTO or ELB
  • Must contribute 12 hours of Sick Leave or PTO/ELB to the pool.
  • Must complete an application for membership and submit it to Human Resources, where it must be approved before the donation can be made.

  • Sick Leave Pool Membership Request
  • Sick Leave Pool Request

Annual Leave Donation

The program is to assist full-time employees who have been employed for at least six months and have loss of income when faced with a serious illness or injury to themselves or an immediate family member. The annual leave donation program allows employees to voluntarily transfer accrued annual leave or PTO hours to another qualified employee sick leave or extended leave bank balance.

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