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Local government pays employees thousands for accrued time

“While private employers are consolidating sick and vacation time and limiting the amount of leave workers can collect, governments continue to be more generous with such benefits, said Jeffrey Keefe, a Rutgers University professor.”

The Virginian-Post reports that "since January 2010, South Hampton Roads cities collectively paid more than $7.7 million in such payments to departing employees, mostly for unused vacation and sick time. Local government employees generally enjoy more generous vacation and sick time accrual policies than private-sector workers, and they can get hefty payouts when they leave their jobs.”

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