McAlester council ends buyback program

Wednesday, January 12th 2005, 1:58 pm
By: News On 6

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- The McAlester City Council is ending a controversial program of buying unused leave and vacation time from most city employees.

The city has paid City Manager Randy Green $579,500 since 1999 for his unused sick days and vacation time. More than $300,000 has been paid to other department heads for unused leave.

The council voted Tuesday night to end the buyback system for all non-uniformed city employees.

The policy does not affect police officers or firefighters, who have buyback policies negotiated through their unions.