During their meeting on November 29, Frederick County Commissioners approved a series of changes to personnel policies governing employee leave. These changes will reduce the number of holidays and sick leave days employees currently receive, while increasing the number of annual leave days. The holidays eliminated include Presidents Day, Good Friday, and Columbus Day. From the Frederick News Post:
By passing the changes to the employee personnel rules, the commissioners also increased annual leave to 11, 17 and 24 days depending on employee tenure, but they rolled back yearly sick leave.
Before the updates, people who were employed by the county for longer than two years gathered from 16.25 to 22.75 sick days per year depending on their length of employment. Now, all employees of more than two years will get 12 sick days annually.