Paid holidays for community college workers might be reduced
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina might curb the number of paid holidays community college employees are allowed after a recent state audit.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Sunday the state auditor’s office found 31 of 58 community colleges gave employees more than the 12 paid holidays enjoyed by state employees during the 2016-2017 school year.
State Board of Community Colleges chair Scott Shook and acting system president Jennifer Haygood said in a written response that offering more holidays than the state government standard “is not good public policy.” A correction is likely this spring.
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College spokeswoman Kerri Glover says the school didn’t think it was covered by the vacation policies. She also said closing buildings for the holidays saves utility costs, a point echoed by other community college officials.
This story has been corrected to correct name spelling for Kerri Glover. Edits throughout.
Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com