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Big payouts for unused sick leave not unusual



Fired Pinellas schools superintendent Julie Janssen hit a nerve last month when it turned out the district owed her $199,998 for unused sick leave and vacation time. But she's not the only district employee who has walked away with a hefty payout.

In the past five years, the district paid $50,000 or more in unused sick leave and vacation time to each of 187 employees, according to district data requested by the St. Petersburg Times. It paid 19 of them $100,000 or more. The total for all employees over that period: $50.4 million. Story here.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 6, 2011 8:40pm]


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