CPS to propose sick-day changes for non-union workers

February 16, 2012 6:01:08 AM PST
Chicago Public Schools officials will propose changes to their sick-day policy for non-union employees at next week's school board meeting.

No details have been released. But the changes would come after a Better Government Association report found a former CPS chief of human resources raked in more than $200,000 in unused sick days when he retired in 2009.

The district estimated it spends $37 million a year on unused sick days for both non-union and union employees.

In addition, a change could be coming to the vacation day policy for non-union employees. Currently, they are allowed to carry over unused vacation days from year to year. When they leave CPS, employees are offered a cash payout for their unused vacation time. CPS says that costs the school district $5 million a year.

A proposal announced Wednesday would reduce the maximum number of days an employee can accrue from 66 down to 30.

CPS says would save $2.5 million a year.