ASHEVILLE, N.C. — North Carolina might curb the number of paid holidays community college employees are allowed after a recent state audit.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Sunday the state auditor’s office found 31 of 58 community colleges gave employees more than the 12 paid holidays enjoyed by state employees during the 2016-2017 school year.

State Board of Community Colleges chair Scott Shook and acting system president Jennifer Haygood said in a written response that offering more holidays than the state government standard “is not good public policy.” A correction is likely this spring.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College spokeswoman Kerri Glover says the school didn’t think it was covered by the vacation policies. She also said closing buildings for the holidays saves utility costs, a point echoed by other community college officials.


This story has been corrected to correct name spelling for Kerri Glover. Edits throughout.


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

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