Work/Life Balance

The Town of Front Royal recognizes that employees have diverse needs requiring time off from work and believes that employees should have the opportunity to enjoy time away from work to help balance their lives.

Annual Leave

Paid annual leave shall accrue as follows:

0-33 Hours160 Hours
4-104 Hours160 Hours
11-195 Hours160 Hours
20+6 Hours160 Hours

*Carryover limits are enforced on a calendar-year basis.

Sick Leave

Immediately upon hire, all full-time employees are eligible to accrue sick leave at the rate of 3 hours per bi-weekly pay. There is no maximum limit of accumulation.

Paid Holidays

Full-time and *Regular part-time employees receive the following 14 paid holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Thanksgiving Friday
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

*Regular part-time employees that work the day before and after a holiday are eligible for paid holiday benefit.

Volunteer Leave

Full-time employees are granted 8 hours of paid time off per calendar year to participate in their specific volunteer program. Paid volunteer hours allocation is refreshed at the beginning of each calendar year.  This time does not carry over to the next calendar year and is never paid out if not used. Usage or lack of usage of volunteer leave does not affect the accrual of vacation or any other type of time off.

Funeral Leave

When there is a death of an *immediate family member, a full-time employee will be excused from work with pay. Funeral leave will not exceed three consecutive workdays. If more than the allotted time is needed, or if leave is desired for a death other than the employee’s immediate family, other leave policies may be used. 

*Immediate family is defined as the employee’s spouse, parent, spouse’s parents, child, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, son or daughter in law, and guardian.

Civil Leave

May be used for when an employee is summoned for jury duty or subpoenaed for court. There is no limit on the number of days an employee can use Civil Leave and the employee must provide proper documentation to supervisor prior to leave.

Family & Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave.

FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. It also seeks to accommodate the legitimate interests of employers and promote equal employment opportunity for men and women.

FMLA applies to all public agencies, all public and private elementary and secondary schools, and companies with 50 or more employees. These employers must provide an eligible employee with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year for any of the following reasons:

  • For the birth and care of the newborn child of an employee;
  • For placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care;
  • To care for an immediate family member (i.e., spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition; or
  • To take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.

Employees are eligible for leave if they have worked for their employer at least 12 months, at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months, and work at a location where the company employs 50 or more employees within 75 miles. Whether an employee has worked the minimum 1,250 hours of service is determined according to FLSA principles for determining compensable hours or work. (