Leave Requests & Holiday Schedule

Below, see links to information regarding leave requests and policies.

Paid Holidays

Paid holidays are approved by the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. See 2023 Approved Holidays and 2024 Approved Holidays.

Leave Donations

Person-to-Person Vacation Leave Sharing: Employees may receive up to 240 hours of shared leave, provided they have exhausted all other leave. The giving employee must retain 40 hours of leave unless they are separating from employment. Person-to-Person Leave Donation

Leave Bank Donation: The Leave Bank is a program that employees in extenuating circumstances who need emergent leave may request the use of 24-hour intervals of paid leave. The availability of the leave is based off donations from active employees and from separating employees. To donate leave, use this form: Leave Bank Donation Form 

To request use of the Leave Bank, please use this form: Leave Bank Use Request

All leave donations will be made from and to vacation accruals.

Leave Without Pay

Leave without pay (LWOP) has final approval by the County Manager. Leave Without Pay Form


The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides qualifying employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. Click here to see more information on FMLA from the Department of Labor.  Speak with your supervisor or Nakesha Newkirk in Human Resources if you feel you need FMLA. FMLA forms are here