Cobb County Government offers paid leave for the following national holidays:
|New Year's Day||Wednesday, January 1|
|Martin Luther King, Jr., Day||Monday, January 20|
|Good Friday||Friday, April 10|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 25|
|Independence Day||Friday, July 3|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 7|
|Veterans Day||Wednesday, November 11|
|Thanksgiving||Thursday, November 26
Friday, November 27
|Christmas||Thursday, December 24
Friday, December 25
|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|
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.
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.
- 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 have given birth to a child, be the spouse of the individual who has given birth to a child or adopted a child (adopted child must be age 17 or younger).
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.