Tomorrow, the B.O.C. will have a committee meeting to examine whys to screw us, uh, we mean, change the policy on annual and sick leave.
Currently, employees are allowed to have 480 hours of vacation time at the end of the year. If approved, the maximum annual leave time accrual will only be 360 hours. Hours beyond 360 will roll into sick time. For employees less than 10 years, the maximum annual accrual would be 240 hours. This would be effective June 1, 2011.
Employees over 25 years will only be able to accrue 27 days of vacation time annually. Currently, that rate is 30 days annually.
For retiring employees, there will be no more 1 for 15 sick day pay out upon retirement. This was used to bring the final vacation hours pay-out to 480 hours.
Just call it the invasion of City of Atlanta Misfits.
It all began with Vernon Jones,..of course. Vernon brought over Micheal Bell after Bell successfully took part in destroying the city of Atlanta's finances under Maynard Jackson. After Bell's arrival to DeKalb Director of Finance, our health insurance benefits were reduced while premiums increased time and time again. Taxpayer money wasted on numerous project, the county's financial dire straits begin.
Still during the rule of Vernon Jones, Vernon hired the completely incompetent Terrell Bolton, who in turn brought over his people for the city of Atlanta. The police department is still reeling from the effects of that debacle.
Move to present day DeKalb and the rule of Lil' Burrell Ellis. Ellis named Joel Gottlieb as Dekalb County's Chief Financial Officer, who had been serving as Assistant Finance Director since 1996. 1996? Wait, wasn't Vernon still in office? And where did Mr. Gottlieb come from? Well that's right, from the financially ruined city of Atlanta. Mr. Gottlieb served as the former chair of the Atlanta City Employees Credit Union's Supervisory Committee, among other areas of finance in the city of Atlanta.
Burrell also brought over from the city of Atlanta, Benita Ransom to head our Human Resources Department. So now our leave time is being taken away from us.
So lets compare their tenure while at Atlanta and their short time here: All Atlanta employees, including police were furloughed and police positions eliminated. All Atlanta employees annual and sick leave was reduced. Sound familiar?
Isn't strange how the politicians elected by the citizens of Dekalb County go to the city of Atlanta to recruit proven failures to run DeKalb County. Seems to us that maybe, just maybe, some home grown DeKalb County citizens can do a much better job with their tax money.
The madness continues.