Skip to comments.Report: Secretary Duncan got $50K payout from Chicago schools
Posted on 02/03/2012 10:27:14 AM PST by ColdOne
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan got a $50,000 payout in unused sick and vacation leave when he left his job as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools system to join the Obama administration.
According to a new report by the watchdog group Better Government Association, the secretary was able to take advantage of department policy to covert unused, accrued benefits into a cash payout. Since 2006, Chicago's school system has paid $265 million to employees under this policy, with $227 million for sick days alone. The policy was put into place by the Chicago school board and predates Duncan, a spokesman for the secretary notes.
"People should take a good hard look at whether or not that policy makes any sense and whether it should be kept in place in these tight budget times," Duncan said in a statement.
Chicago-mayor (and former White House chief of staff) Rahm Emanuel has ordered a halt to payments and a change in the rules,
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