The Civic Federation of Chicago is urging Mayor Rahm Emanuel to “modernize” an overly generous personnel policy that allowed former Police Superintendent Jody Weis to walk away with more than $76,000 for unused vacation days when he resigned his $310,000-a-year job, reports the city’s Sun-Times. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall noted that most private sector companies limit to 14 the number of unused vacation days their employees can cash out upon resignation.
Weis walked away with a $76,308 lump-sum payment for 64 unused days. His former $168,438-a-year chief of staff left police headquarters with a check for $30,448 for 54 unused vacation days. Weis is among 1,026 city employees paid $7.4 million for their unused vacation days since September 2010 in the transition from former Mayor Richard M. Daley to Emanuel, the paper said.