Comptroller Plans Crackdown On Public Employee Sick-Time Abuse

sick-daysNew Jersey’s comptroller said his office will increase its scrutiny of sick time usage by public employees to make sure those days are not being used for personal business. Comptroller Matthew Boxer on Thursday praised the state Civil Service Commission for a Jan. 13 ruling clarifying the policy. The ruling came after the comptroller’s office found the sick leave policy of the Woodbridge Fire District appeared to violate Civil Service rules. A provision in the firefighters’ contract stated that sick days could be used¬†for personal business.

The Civil Service Commission found the clause illegal and ordered the fire district to stop the practice.

Boxer called the decision an important precedent and said his office will make sure other municipalities are complying with it. AP

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4 COMMENTS

  1. u gotta love this – Don’t take yr sick days and they want to hang u when you retire and they have to cut a check or use them and they want to hang u. Really fair. We negotiate fairly then they want to change the rules after the fact. We pay taxes too!

  2. WHEN DID ARI CHANGE HIS NAME TO MATT, KNOW HIS DAD AT THE SCHOOL BOARD, WONDER IF MR. BOXER WILL USE OR GET PAID HIS FULL AMOUNT OF SICK TIME UPON RETIREMENT.

  3. At Lakewood Public Works you cant call out sick cuz supervisors will get upset.They dont care if you are dying they want you there to complete your route.And lets not talk about vacations.You cant take vacation when you want

  4. Roberto Clemente died in 1973. He was a real man not a cry baby. You are obviously a sick time abuser and with this new rule you can be replaced by a responsible employee. Good luck with your new job in the private sector where the supervisors will feel sorry for you when your ALWAYS sick and bring soup to your house for you.

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