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.
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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.
Hearing on sick time severance payments produces no consensus
To some, the practice of letting retiring state employees cash out their unused sick time and vacation days is "antiquated." To others it's part of a competitive compensation package.
State officials worry as record number retire from government
Some officials worry the state government won't be able to replace the skills now walking out the door in record numbers. The director of the state's retirement system says it's a combination of an aging public sector workforce and incentives to retire early.
UND president: Retiring 'Fighting Sioux' nickname will cost $750,000
Most of that cash would go into developing a new nickname and logo, according to a letter from university president Robert Kelley to the state's budget auditor. Removing the old logos would also cost tens of thousands of dollars.
High court rules Duluth can cut benefits for retired workers
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of the city of Duluth in a case over retirement benefit cuts. The ruling gives the city the ability to cut retiree health insurance when it's doing the same for current employees.
Minnesota state demographer retiring after 32 years
Tom Gillaspy will retire on Tuesday. For the past three decades he's monitored population data, work force issues and demographics. Susan Brower will take his place.
State group home worker arrested in connection with drowning
Isanti County officials say the man died after being left alone in a bath tub at a state-operated group home in Braham. Caregiver Devra Stiles says she left him to take a phone call. She has been charged with felony manslaughter.
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