Daily Journal staff report
Greenwood wants to add two more paid holidays, where city offices would close and employees would get the day off.
Mayor Mark Myers asked the city council to add Presidents Day and Veterans Day as holidays. If the paid holidays are added, city employees would get 12 holidays off, including Christmas Eve, Christmas, Independence Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and two days at Thanksgiving.
All city offices, except for the police and fire departments, would be closed on the additional holidays, and any city meetings, such as for the city council, would be scheduled around the new days off.
The estimated cost for adding the paid holidays off would be $18,690, which would include holiday pay for police officers and firefighters who would still work during the holiday, controller Adam Stone said.
Greenwood is adding the paid holidays to be like other cities who also offer 12 paid holidays, human resources director Marilyn Allen said.