John Wisely Detroit Free Press Published 7:03 AM EDT Jun 21, 2019 Detroit Public Schools want a judge to deny a request from a former administrator to be paid for vacation days he never took in the 10 years before being let go in 2017. Steve Wasko was earning $130,000 as director of enrollment when his contract was not renewed after June 2017 as part of reorganization plan announced by then-incoming Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. The district did pay Wasko for 25 accrued vacation days but denied his request for an additional 76.5 days he said he was owed from years of not taking his full allotment of vacation days. The days were valued at $41,193, more than the $38,500 the starting salary for new teachers. More: Former teachers and principals on team helping to lift Detroit schools More: After 2 years, Nikolai Vitti says Detroit school reforms are on track "Michigan law could require payout of unused and accrued vacation days at termination, some states … [Read more...] about Former Detroit school official seeks $41K vacation day payout
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Veteran El Paso County employee Nicola Sapp left her position this month with the promise of a more than $150,000 payout from the county.Sapp stepped down as deputy county administrator on March 18 after working for the county for nearly two decades, county spokesman Ryan Parsell said.The county has agreed to pay her $95,500 in severance, nearly $11,000 in health insurance premiums, and more than $44,000 in earned sick, vacation, and personal time, according to an agreement provided to The Gazette by the county.Sapp’s departure, first reported by The Colorado Springs Independent, came just days before the county commissioners unanimously voted to appoint County Attorney Amy Folsom as the next county administrator. The county announced last month that Folsom was being considered to succeed County Administrator Henry Yankowski, who is retiring next month. Darryl Glenn joins TESSA of Colorado Springs as chief development officerTwo more high-level county positions were also … [Read more...] about El Paso County administrator passed over for top post receives $150,000 payout
Melody Gutierrez, Los Angeles Times Published 7:22 am PST, Thursday, March 7, 2019 In this file photo, the final steel truss span of the Old Bay Bridge is seen through the open door of a CalTrans vehicle in Oakland, CA, on Tuesday March 28, 2017. In this file photo, the final steel truss span of the Old Bay Bridge is seen through the open door of a CalTrans vehicle in Oakland, CA, on Tuesday March 28, 2017. Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle Buy photo Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle Image 1 of / 39 Caption Close Image 1 of 39 In this file photo, the final steel truss span of the Old Bay Bridge is seen through the open door of a CalTrans vehicle in Oakland, CA, on Tuesday March 28, 2017. In this file photo, the final steel truss span of the Old Bay … [Read more...] about Oakland Caltrans worker retires with $405k in unused vacation. That wasn’t tops in California.
Updated 9:30 am CST, Thursday, March 7, 2019 LOS ANGELES (AP) — An analysis has found an increasing number of California state workers are retiring with massive payouts for unused vacation and other leave. The Los Angeles Times reports Thursday that its review of payroll data from the state controller's office shows the state paid employees nearly $300 million for banked time off last year. And, as of 2017, state workers had $3.5 billion in unused leave. Vacation balances for most employees are supposed to be capped at 640 hours. But the analysis found that sporadic enforcement of the rule and an increasing number of state workers retiring have led to a 60 percent rise in the number of six-figure payouts since 2012. The data do not include legislative employees or institutions such as public universities, meaning the cost is higher. ___ Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/ … [Read more...] about California state workers’ banked vacation payouts rising
Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 12:00 PM EST Nov 13, 2018 Albert Charles has a long checklist of things running in his favor, as he studies the voluntary buyout on the table from General Motors for thousands of engineers, executives and other white-collar workers. No kids in college? Check. Two sons, ages 30 and 26, both employed and covered under health care plans? Check. Saved steadily in the 401(k)? Check. No mortgage payments? Check. And frankly, Charles, 61, has to admit that he wouldn't miss the horrible bumper-to-bumper traffic and construction headaches on I-696, if he took the buyout and stopped driving roughly 50 miles one way from his home in Livingston County to GM's Warren Technical Center, too. One possible hurdle: Health care. Before he agrees to anything, Charles said he's going to be certain he's covered under retiree health care and knows the cost. He believes he is but he's double checking. "That's the … [Read more...] about GM buyout deadline looms, leaving employees to ask these questions