SCI: Improve transparency, curtail use of paid leave for public-sector labor reps

TRENTON – The State Commission of Investigation, in a report released today that documents tens of millions of wasted public

TRENTON – The State Commission of Investigation, in a report released today that documents tens of millions of wasted public dollars due to paid union-business leave for public-sector workers, recommended several solutions.

SCI said the practice  should be eliminated or substantially curtailed; there should be uniform rules; enhanced transparency; and all recipients of such leave should provide proper notice to the appropriate state agency.

The report covered a variety of public-sector employees, including teachers, police, corrections officers, and municipal workers.

The type of abuse SCI discovered included having the public pick up the tab for cars, computers, office space, and other equipment that is being used for union business.

Earlier story:

Paid leave for public-sector labor reps costs state millions, report says

  SCI: Improve transparency, curtail use of paid leave for public-sector labor reps