The County offers the following paid leave benefits for eligible employees.
|Years of continuous Service ||Earnings Rate Weeks per Year |
Employees who come over directly to Tulare County from another qualifed public agency in which they were eligible to earn and use vacation leave may accrue vacation as if all their most recent years of continuous public service were with Tulare County.
Holidays: The County provides 11 paid holidays per year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day (and the day after), Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day.
Sick Leave: Regular employees are entitled to 12 days sick leave annually, with unlimited accumulation.
Sick Leave Buy Back: Employees with at least 3-5 years of service may sell back to the County up to 40 hours of Sick Leave; employees with 5+ years of service may sell back up to 60 hours. Sick leave Buy Back occurs annually and is subject to the following: a) sick leave balance must not be less than 40 hours and b) number of hours eligible for buy back will be reduced by actual number of sick leave hours taken in the prior year.
Personal Holiday: One Personal Holiday is available to employees who are eligible to earn paid leave.The Personal Holiday is eight hours and credited July 1 and must be used by the following June 30.