McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Breaking News

Police/Courts

November 26, 2012

County workers will get 13 1/2 paid holidays for 2013

McALESTER —  

The Pittsburg County commissioners approved 13 1/2 paid holidays for county employees during their regular meeting on Monday at the Pittsburg County Courthouse.
According to the 2013 schedule, county employees will have News Years Day, Jan. 1; Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21; Presidents Day, Feb. 18; Good Friday,March 29; Memorial Day, May 27; Independence Day, July 4; Labor Day Sept. 2; Columbus Day, Oct. 14 and Veterans Day, Nov. 1. County employees will also receive one half day and two full paid holidays for Thanksgiving starting with a half day on Nov. 27 and full days for Nov. 28 and Nov. 29 and Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
“We try to keep the same number each year,” said District 2 Commissioner Kevin Smith.
“Some years it’s a day more and some years it’s a day less.”
Last year the commissioners added an additional paid holiday, Tuesday, Dec. 27 to follow the Monday, Dec. 26, paid holiday to the 2012 holiday schedule when  Christmas eve and Christmas Day fell on a weekend.
Also attending Monday’s meeting was Commission Chairman District 1 Commissioner Gene Rogers and District 3 Commissioner Ronnie Young.
The Pittsburg County Commissioners meet every Monday at 9 a.m. in the county commissioner’s conference room at the Pittsburg County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public.
Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Police/Courts
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror'
NDN Video
Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success Rory McIlroy struggles, surges, wins British Open NOW TRENDING: Real life Pac-Man
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.