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December 22, 2011

Commissioners approve additional paid holiday



Employees who work for Pittsburg County will receive a Christmas gift in the form of an additional paid day off this year.

Pittsburg County Commissioners voted unanimously, on Wednesday during a special meeting, to approve Tuesday Dec. 27 as a paid holiday. County employees were scheduled to get Monday Dec. 26 as the paid day off for Christmas.

The commissioners originally voted to approve the additional paid holiday during Monday’s regular meeting  to coincide with Oklahoma State employees scheduled days off.

However, soon after Monday’s meeting, District 18 District Attorney Farley Ward informed the commissioners they would need to have a special meeting to approve to paid holiday, according to Janice Young commission clerk.

“We really needed to get our holidays the same as the state employees,” said Kevin Smith, commission chairman, after the special meeting was adjourned.

Also attending Wednesday’s special meeting were District 1 commissioner Gene Rogers, and District 3 commissioner Ronnie Young.

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