I found this while looking for something else. The City of Bloomington continues to allow pensions spiking. Bell’s pension will be based on her inflated final salary because she was allowed to accumulate sick days. Government works for government employees, not you! The taxpayers of Bloomington were forced to pay for this.
By: Diane Benjamin
The City of Bloomington allows ALL employees to accumulate sick days and get paid for them when they retire – up to 1800 hours. It doesn’t matter their salary might have been much lower when the hours were earned, they get paid at the rate of their salary when they leave. Here is the latest example: http://www.openthebooks.com/search/?PensionCode=1804&F_employeenm=Bell%20Emily%20V
Normal only allows this for union employees. Both Cities claim the policy can’t be changed because of union contracts. Why is Bloomington paying non-union employees sick days? Does your boss allow this?
Wonder way your taxes keep going up?
More from around Illinois: http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2015/01/27/the-big-dogs-of-illinois-municipal-government/