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Resource ID: #19353
Subject: City Government
Source: KDFW-Dallas/Fort Worth
Date: Nov. 20


Analyzing a database of Dallas personnel records, KDFW-Dallas/Fort Worth found city workers burning weeks of sick time just before retirement. Retiring workers took off 3¬Ω times more sick time than the average worker. Retiring firefighters burn the most sick time, and get paid for more sick hours than other city workers, the investigation found. Adrian concludes that the City of Dallas is about to spend more than twice the national average sick time cost found in a survey of more than 300 companies.

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