Reported in the Public Health Committee of the McHenry County Board was that retiring Public Health Department Director Patrick McNulty is being allowed to take $48,000 to compensate him for vacation days not taken.
The vacation policy from the Employee Handbook can be read below:
Compare that to what the sick pay policy says:
Accruing sick days is clearly spelled out.
There is nothing in the vacation policy that mentions accruring vacation days
Here’s County Board member John Hammerand’s reaction
“I am outraged that the Board of Health voted to pay out Pat McNulty’s accrued vacation time in a lump sum of $48,000.
“This payment will be considered salary and could increase his monthly pension payment by a substantial amount and costs for the County for matching taxes and fees.
“I thought we put this behind us in 2006 when we changed our policy regarding accrued sick days and vacation; but as usual, this exception has been made.”