Holidays and Leave


The following holidays are approved by the Board of Commissioners to be observed by Onslow County Government in Fiscal Year 2019-2020 are counted as hours worked for permanent employees working 20 hours or more per week:
  • Independence Day - Thursday, July 4, 2019
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 2, 2019
  • Veterans Day - Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Thanksgiving -Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Christmas - Monday, December 24, 2019 Tuesday, December 25, 2019 and December 26, 2019
  • New Year's Day - Monday, January 1, 2019
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 20, 2019
  • Good Friday - Friday, April 10, 2019
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 25, 2019

Vacation Leave

Any regular full-time employee shall earn vacation leave at the following rates:

Years of Continuous Service

Hours Earned Each Pay Period

Hours Earned In One Year

Less than 5 years

4.5 hrs

117 hrs

5 but less than 10 years

5.0 hrs

130 hrs

10 but less than 15 years

6.0 hrs

156 hrs

15 but less than 20 years

6.5 hrs

169 hrs

20 years or more

7.0 hrs

182 hrs

Regular part-time employees who work 20 hours or more per week may earn a pro rata share of vacation leave.

Sick Leave

Each full-time regular and probationary employee earns 3.75 hours of sick leave per biweekly pay period. Sick leave can be used for the employee, for a death in the immediate family, or to provide necessary care for an immediate family member. Part-time regular and probationary employees who work 20 hours or more per week may earn a pro rata share of sick leave.

For those employees who are members of the North Carolina Local Government Employees' Retirement System, one month of retirement credit is allowed for each twenty days of sick leave accrued in an employee’s sick leave account at the time of their retirement.