Thousands of employees are taking an option to retire early as the state tries to trim its workforce and balance the budget. But, as the Pioneer Press reports, many state employees take tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid sick time with them when they leave.
Senate panel sets hearing on sick time payouts for next week
Some payouts of accrued sick time and vacation time to retiring state employees have reached six figures. A Senate subcommittee will take a closer look.