By: Diane Benjamin
On the 7/25/2022 Bloomington Bills and Payroll report was an Accelerated Payment to IMRF for $5,568.15. Since the Sick Leave Buy Back policy was FINALLY phased out, I FOIA’d information on this payment.
This is the explanation I received from the City of Bloomington:
Their note doesn’t explain what I received from IMRF:
The employee is listed on the compensation report as Truck Driver – Parks. https://www.cityblm.org/home/showpublisheddocument/27739/637843221421970000
Nothing I received says why this employee got a 12.8% salary increase in his final year of employment.
If overtime caused the large salary increase the City could have filed for an exemption. Since they paid IMRF, no exemption was filed.
Hopefully large salary increases in the final year of employment isn’t the new way to hand out higher pensions.