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April 24, 2014, 11:58 am
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Alderman Table Measure to Eliminate Sick Time Payout


Springfield aldermen have tabled a proposal that would have ended the practice of bulk sick-time payouts for nonunion city employees upon retirement or death.

 

Mayor Mike Houston had proposed the change to reduce city expenses in the future. Payouts of accumulated sick days for union and nonunion workers alike totaled more than $1 million last year, according to the city. But aldermen say they had heard concerns from city employees and others about the proposal.

 

It would take eight votes to bring the measure back before the council.

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