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  • Taxpayers are funding unused sick leave payouts or "boat checks"add to reading list  

    Posted on September 17, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Updated Wednesday, Oct 31 at 10:52 AM

    Use it, or lose it. That’s how most private companies treat employee sick time, but a KVUE Defenders investigation found that’s not how some government agencies handle its benefits. The result? Huge payouts some call "boat checks".

    By ANDY PIERROTTI / KVUE News and photojournalist ROBERT MCMURREY

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