Knox County Commission To Weigh Paying Retiring Workers For Their Sick Leave

May 28, 2013


Today, the Knox County Commission will consider a proposal to pay retiring workers for their unused sick leave. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that retiring county employees could receive a maximum of $10,000 for that unused leave time. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett says the move is meant to keep those who are retiring from abusing that leave time when they leave their jobs.  If approved, the policy will take effect July 1, 2013, and would only apply to those meeting the county’s retirement qualifications.