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Employee Leave and Holidays

Holiday Schedule

Cobb County Government offers paid leave for the following national holidays:

Holiday 2024 Dates
New Year's   Monday, Jan. 1
Martin Luther King, Jr.  Day      Monday, Jan. 15
Good Friday  Friday,  March 29
Memorial Day  Monday, May 27
Juneteenth  Wednesday, June 19
Independence Day  Thursday, July 4
Labor Day  Monday, Sept. 2
Veterans Day  Monday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving  Thursday, Nov. 28
 Friday, Nov. 29
Christmas  Tuesday, Dec. 24
 Wednesday, Dec. 25

Annual Leave

Cobb County Government offers accruing annual leave for employees based on years of service:

Years of Service Annual Accrual
Entry Level Employees with less than 5 Years 13 days
Employees with 5 Years 15 days
Employees with 10 Years 20 days
Employees with 15 Years 22 days
Employees with 20+ Years 25 days


Sick Leave

There are two (2) sick leave options. You may select the "Regular Sick Leave" option or "Sick Leave Buy-Back" option.

Regular Sick Leave

Accrues at 13 days (4 hours per bi-weekly for 40-hour employees or 6 hours per bi-weekly for 56-hour employees) for a 12-month period.

Sick Leave Buyback

This option reduces your regular accrual rate to 5 days (1.36 hours per bi-weekly for 40 hour employees or 2.24 hours per bi-weekly for 56 hour employees) for a 12-month period.

At the end of the plan year, you may elect to be paid or convert only hours accrued and not used for the plan year even if you have a remaining sick leave balance from prior years. If you use any hours during the plan year, you would still be eligible to buyback the remaining hours up to the maximum 5 days accrued leave for that year.

Buy Back Enrollment

Employees must have 160 hours before they can enroll in the Sick Leave Buyback Plan.

Note: You will not be able to change sick leave plans until the following open enrollment for the next plan year.

Parental Leave

Our Parental Leave policy gives full-time employees six-weeks, paid-time-off to care for and bond with their newborn or newly adopted child.

Employee Eligibility

  • All eligible employees must be employed full time at least one full year of service, having worked a least 1,250 hours during the last 12 consecutive months.
  • Employee must be the natural or adoptive parent of the child.

Bereavement Leave

Employees are allowed 3 days of bereavement time for the loss of a family member as defined in the Bereavement Leave policy for all full-time and graded part-time employees.