In the city you have to work 16 consecutive days to receive a sick day for the month, well in the ASFME contract with the city you do. The maximum amount of sick days you can bank is 150 you can sell half of these for money, or in some of the union contracts you can not get them until you retire.. They get one sick day a month so let’s say you have worked for the city for 10 years and every month of those 10 years you earned a sick day that would be 12 days a year by 10 years that would 120 you can sell half of those. Now that is not for everyone some are able to sell them at any time they do not have to wait to retire. If the person who worked for 10 years can sell back half of the 120 that would be 60 hours okay and let’s say they get 15.00 and hour they would be able to sell those back to the city and get 7,200.00 this is the way I am understanding it.
There are some in the city who are not watched close they take days sick or personal and it may not be looked at or kept track of. So they turn around find a way to cash in on the sick day buy back in the union contract.. To my understanding department heads are afforded the same benefits under the ASFCEME contract but they are not part of that union. This is a benefit given to them but department heads time is not kept track of like the union workers. They can take personal days and from what I have been told they do not have limit to the number of days they take. No one is keeping tack of this. How easy it would be for someone in a position of substantial power to take advantage of this loop hole. Wonder how many times this has happened if ever that someone is getting a check for selling back their sick days even when they may not qualify for it.. Remember they have to work 16 straight days in a month to get the one extra sick day.