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General Benefits :

Leave

Holidays | Military Leave | Sick Leave | Civil Leave | Community Service Leave | Family Illness Leave | Family Medical Leave | Special Leave | Vacation Leave
Voluntary Shared Leave

Vacation Leave

At least 112 hours (14 days) of vacation leave is provided yearly to permanent, probationary, trainee and provisional employees.  As length of service increases, the amount of leave earned increases. (Leave is prorated for part-time employees.) Vacation Leave Policy

View Vacation Leave Earnings Table

Sick Leave

96 Hours (12 days yearly) of sick leave is provided to permanent, probationary, and trainee employees. (Leave is prorated for part-time employees.) Sick Leave Policy

Holidays

State employees receive 11 or 12 paid holidays annually. They are set by the State Personnel Commission.  (Employees receive Holiday Premium Pay and equal time off for holiday work.) 
Holiday Schedule

Community Services Leave

State employees are allowed up to 24 hours per calendar year to volunteer in support of schools, communities, citizens and non-profit organizations. Parents may also use the leave for child involvement. State employees wishing to mentor or tutor a student may receive one hour per week (up to 36 hours) instead of the 24 hours annually.

Additional time may be given for Emergency Services, Blood and Bone Marrow Donorship and Disaster Service Volunteer with the American Red Cross.  Community Service Leave Policy

This policy combined Community Involvement Leave, Child Involvement Leave and Volunteer Participation in June 2000.

Family Medical Leave

Permanent employees with at least one year of current service (permanent or temporary) who are regularly scheduled to work 20 hours or more each week (half time) are eligible to apply for up to 12 weeks of family medical leave in any given 12 month period. 
FMLA Policy

Family Illness Leave

An employee is entitled to up to 52 weeks of leave without pay during a 5-year period to care for the employee's seriously ill child, spouse, or parent.  Family Illness Leave Policy

Military Leave

Up to a maximum of 120 hours may be granted annually to eligible employees. Military Leave Policy

Voluntary Shared Leave

State employees may donate leave to another employee who has been approved to receive voluntary shared leave. Voluntary Shared Leave may be used for a medical condition of the employee or of a member of the employee's immediate family. 
Voluntary Shared Leave Policy

Civil Leave

Leave with pay is provided to employees when serving on a jury or when subpoenaed as a witness. Civil leave cannot be used for voting. Civil Leave Policy

Special Leave

A state employee may receive up to 24 hours leave as part of an award for a suggestion to the NCThinks Program. Special Leave Policy