Mayor Emanuel Limits Unused Vacation For City Workers

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel is changing the city’s leave policies.

The changes include a scaling back in the amount of unused vacation time employees can stockpile and instituting a uniform maternity policy.

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Under the new vacation leave policy, non-union employees would only be allowed to carry over a maximum of five vacation days from one year to the next.

The move comes after several retiring city employees received large lump sum payments from unused vacation time when they left their city jobs.

Under the maternity policy, women will be able to receive four to six weeks paid leave after giving birth; an adoptive parent will be eligible to receive 2 weeks. Partners and spouses will receive one week. The maternity policy applies to non-union workers.

“What I’m trying to do as mayor is to bring this city into the 21st century,” Emanuel said. “I can’t imagine a major city – look, we employ 30,000 people as a city. We do not have a family medical leave policy.”

  • Andrew Petersen

    We don’t have a Family Medical Leave Policy because Daley couldn’t figure out how to get cash under the table for some family member for it.

    Everything that is broken in City Management is Daley’s fault and the fault of the aldermen/women that rubber stamped everything he did over 21 years.

    Top Heavy Exempt and Deputy Direct positions in Dozens of city agencies.
    Crooked appropriations rules.
    OUTRIGHT Theft of services by Property Owning City workers that get Rent from the City for offices in those properties.

    The News Media so afraid of losing Access to City hall and aldermen, so they don’t report news Fair and Impartially. Reverse Racism is the Ton of this cites media. Cop Hating the New Sport. Bending over for the Clout wielding South Side Store Front Tax evading, gang supporting, city hating Reverends.

  • dan

    Somehow I’m thinking the union employees that this article is not referring to have a far more generous package and will be a lot tougher to bring in line with the rest of the planet (exept Germany maybe?)

  • Larry

    Simple solution, any vacation that you may lose, simply take the time off and do something you enjoy. It’s not worth losing it. The city of Chicago apparently doesn’t appreciate people who would rather work than take vacations.

  • agentandy

    Good job Mayor Emanuel . That’s one way to cut unnecessary city expenditures.

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