Future non-union Springfield city employees would not be able to cash in their unused sick time when they leave their jobs… under an ordinance that goes before the Springfield City Council next week.
Currently workers can accumulate sick time for years… and receive a lump sum payout for unused days upon retirement or death. City budget director Bill McCarty says that can amount to thousands of dollars.
The ordinance would end that practice for non-union employees hired after March 1st of this year. Workers hired before then would still get the benefit. Union employees also get paid for unused sick time, but the city has worked to reduce the amount in recent years.