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County employees receive 2 extra days off each year for religion

June 10, 2014

The Grays Harbor County Commissioners passed a resolution yesterday that will allow employees to have some more time off.

The commissioners passed the resolution establishing a policy that entitles county employees to unpaid holidays for reasons of faith or conscience.

Chapter 168, Laws of 2014, requires the county to adopt a policy that allows for these two unpaid holidays per calendar year for faith or conscience or an organized activity conducted under the support of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization.

Employees are allowed to select specific days, unless their absence would “unduly disrupt operations, impose an undue hardship, or the employee is necessary to maintain public safety.”

The resolution was passed unanimously by the board and will take effect June 12.

Grays Harbor County

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