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Ex-snow czar scored OT, but didnít use time sheets
http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 04/16/2014 | Richard Weir

Posted on 04/16/2014 9:00:21 PM PDT by massmike

The city’s former snow czar never filled out his department’s time sheets but collected more than $13,000 in overtime last year and scored a hefty vacation and sick time payout upon resigning when Mayor Thomas M. Menino left office, the Herald has learned.

Elmo Baldassari, Men­ino’s deputy commissioner for Public Works, who took home $138,548 last year, 
received a $37,613 payout, including $26,645 in un­-used sick time, after he 
resigned. In 2012, Baldassari was his department’s highest-paid employee, earning $9,586 in overtime on top of his $122,217 base pay.

“We are a very decentralized business, like many businesses, so time reporting is up to the department,” said Meredith Weenick, the city’s chief financial officer under both Menino and Walsh, who was unable to explain how Baldassari merited overtime and sick pay without time sheets.

In contrast, other high-ranking public works officials — superintendents, supervisors and inspectors — whose names appear on the same time sheets as Baldassari’s blank entries regularly signed in and out of work, listing both their hours worked and those days — or even hours — that they took off for family medical leave, sick, vacation and personal time.

“If a department head is signing off on payroll, and they are looking at a report and they are verifying that is accurate, that is binding. They are saying what is on this report is true, under pains and penalties of perjury,” Weenick said.

Repeated efforts to reach Baldassari for comment were unsuccessful.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


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1 posted on 04/16/2014 9:00:21 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike
What ever happened to Mayor Curley's snow removal approach?

"The infamous former mayor of Boston, James Michael Curley, would say of snow on the streets of Boston that ” the Good Lord put it there and the Good Lord will take it away….” "

2 posted on 04/16/2014 9:07:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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3 posted on 04/16/2014 9:26:22 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: massmike

oh.. that kind of snow..


4 posted on 04/16/2014 9:38:21 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: massmike

How does mgmt. earn overtime?


5 posted on 04/16/2014 11:03:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Paladin2

Actually that quote is attributed to Jasper McLevy, the socialist Mayor of Bridgeport of which he ruled for 24 years ending in 1957. He was the highest level elected socialist official in the United State for years on end


6 posted on 04/16/2014 11:40:45 PM PDT by Kozy
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