Sick Day Tally a Big Liability
Most employers have a "use it or lose it" policy, but municipal government is not always so strict. The state Division of Local Government Services began making municipalities state the amount owed for sick and vacation days some time ago, in the official budget document. Click here to read an October 2008 Plaintalker post on the subject.
The majority of Plainfield's police officers are at the top of the salary scale. The Star-Ledger article points out that the current system allows payment of the Compensated Absence Liability at the individual's present rate of pay, not the pay level at which the time was accrued. That would be one of the reforms sought.
It will be very interesting to see how the numbers work out in the FY 2011 budget.