A move to bring public sector benefits more in-line with those of the private sector, San Bernardino County’s Board of Supervisors have imposed a cap for the amount of vacation, sick-time, or other paid time-off employees can accumulate.

I also suspect that this will help reduce the instances of pension spiking, as employees will no longer be able to reserve thousands of hours of “time off” to cash in during their final year of service.

I applaud them for these steps.

From The Sun:

A proposal to cap vacation, holiday and administrative accrual time for San Bernardino County’s non-union employees got unanimous approval Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.

It ends a long-standing practice of the county’s allowing of exempt employees – or those not represented by labor unions – to bank administrative, vacation and holiday time and let it roll over year after year.

“I think it’s a first step towards bringing the county in line with private sector standards, and bringing exempt employees in line with rank-and-file employees who already have a cap on how much they can accrue,” said Supervisor Neil Derry, who proposed the ordinance.

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