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Jul 08

Acting State Comptroller Issues Report of Municipal Sick and Vacation Leave Policies

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on July 8, 2022 at 11:18 AM by Legislative Staff

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 a population 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 take 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. 

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