Lunch & Learn: Briefing on Municipal Sick and Vacation Leave Policies and OSC’s Recent Report
On Thursday, July 14 at 12 noon NJLM will hold a briefing on municipal sick and vacation leave policies and the recent State Comptroller Report with the League's Labor Relations Counsel Joe Hannon, Esq., Partner at Genova Burns and the League's Labor Consultant, Matt Watkins. Register for the free briefing today.
As we noted previously, the Acting State Comptroller Kevin Walsh issued a report on the Review of Sick and Vacation Leave Policies in New Jersey. The report reviewed the policies, ordinances, contracts, and survey results of 60 municipalities with populations greater than 10,000. The Acting State Comptroller in a press release stated “the overwhelming majority of New Jersey towns it sampled are wasting taxpayer funds by making and agreeing to make excessive sick leave payments to public employees.” However, according to the report, the State Comptroller’s Office did not include an in-depth review of the financial records of the 60 municipalities to determine what payments were actually made.
The report makes various recommendations for the 60 municipalities audited, all other local governments and the legislature. For more on the report, please see our blog post.
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