Paid holidays for community college workers might be reduced

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina might curb the number of paid holidays community college employees are allowed, following a recent report.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Sunday the state auditor's office compiled a report showing 31 of 58 community colleges gave employees more than 12 paid holidays during the 2016-2017 school year.

State Board of Community Colleges chair Scott Shook and the acting president of the community college system, Jennifer Haygood, said in a written response that offering more holidays than the state government standard "is not good public policy" and will be corrected, likely this spring.

But Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College spokeswoman Kerry Glover says employees are not covered by state personnel policies. She also said closing buildings for the holidays saves utility costs, a point echoed by other community college officials.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

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