Holidays and Leave


The following holidays are approved by the Board of Commissioners to be observed by Onslow County Government in Fiscal Year 2022-2023 are counted as hours worked for permanent employees working 20 hours or more per week:

  • Independence Day - July 4, 2022 and July 5, 2022
  • Labor Day - September 5, 2022
  • Veterans Day - November 11, 2022
  • Thanksgiving - November 23-25, 2022
  • Christmas - December 23, 26, 27, 2022
  • New Year's Day - January 2, 2023
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 16, 2023
  • Good Friday - April 7, 2023
  • Memorial Day - May 29, 2023
  • Juneteenth - June 19, 2023

Vacation Leave

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

Years of Continuous ServiceHours Earned Each Pay PeriodHrs Earned in One Year
Less than 5 years4.5 hrs117 hrs
5 but less than 10 years5.0 hrs130 hrs
10 but less than 15 years6.0 hrs156 hrs
15 but less than 20 years6.5 hrs169 hrs
20 years or more7.0 hrs182 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.