State workers will receive pay for work missed during storm - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

State workers will receive pay for work missed during storm

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - State workers and bank employees who had a couple of days off during last week's snow and ice storm will not have to use vacation time or other paid time off.

Governor Nikki Haley has granted leave with pay to state workers for days missed while winter weather forced the shutdown of state government offices.

On January 10, former Governor Mark Sanford declared a state of emergency because of hazardous road conditions.

Government offices across the state were closed on January 10 and many state offices remained closed on January 11. Offices in 24 counties operated on a 2-hour delay on January 13.

According to state law, whenever the governor declares a state of emergency or orders all or some state offices closed due to hazardous weather conditions, she may authorize up to five days leave with pay for affected state employees who are absent from work due to the state of emergency or the hazardous weather conditions.

In an Executive Order filed January 14, Haley stated "all state employees absent from work as directed on January 10, 11, and 12 due to the closing of state offices caused by hazardous weather conditions are hereby granted leave with pay."

Haley also declared January 10-12 legal holidays for banks and savings and loan institutions in the state.

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