NEWS: California state workers hoarding vacation days, creating $3.5-billion debt for taxpayers

As a result of the state’s poor enforcement on vacation accrual, an increasing number of state workers are being able to cash massive payouts when they retire. Melody Gutierrez, of the Los Angeles Times, writes that this could lead to massive budget issues during the next recession, when lawmakers will still be obligated to continue the payouts. According to the State Controller’s Office, state workers had accrued 75 million hours of paid leave as of 2017.

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