Paid Leave


The Columbus Consolidated Government observes eleven paid holidays each year. View the current holiday schedule.

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King's Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day After Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Floating Holiday

Vacation leave is paid time off work for vacations and other personal use. Employees begin earning vacation time as soon as they begin working for the Columbus Consolidated Government.

Vacation time is accrued on a bi-weekly basis. The rates of accrual are as follows:

  • Less than 10 years service, 10 Days per year
  • 10 to 15 years of service, 15 Days per year
  • 15 to 20 years of service, 20 Days per year

Sick leave is paid time off from work due to your illness or the illness of a member of your immediate family.

  • The accrual rate for sick time is bi-week.
  • No matter how many years of service, each Employee accrues thirteen sick days per year or .50 per biweekly pay period.
  • When you have accrued more than thirty days in your sick base, if approved by Columbus Council, you will be paid 25% of yearly unused sick time, not to exceed 13 days.
  • The maximum sick days that may be accrued (banked) is 90, plus and additional 120 catastrophic leave days.