The B.C. government is offering partially-paid leave to its 30,000 public servants if they volunteer for the 2010 Olympics, according to reports on Thursday.
As part of the plan, B.C. government employees who are accepted by the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee (VANOC) as volunteers will be able to claim part of the time as vacation time, and the other part as paid leave.
Colin Hansen, the minister responsible for the Olympics, said no extra money will be spent on the program and all government ministries will have to work out arrangements with employees within their normal operating budgets. Full Story
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