Last updated: July 03. 2014 9:12PM - 525 Views
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After entering into executive session per KRS 61.810 (l) (c) at a recent special called meeting, members of the Harlan Fiscal Court returned and reported all county employees, salaried and hourly, may now request reimbursement for their cumulative vacation time on an annual basis.

Harlan County Attorney Fred Busroe told members of the court all classes of employees, exempting elected officials, are able to sell their cumulative vacation time on an annual “piece meal” basis.

Busroe said this is an option the county is offering their employees and it is up to the employee as to whether they take advantage of this offer or not.

Adding employees earn vacation leave, which rolls from year to year, but is capped pursuant to the county administrative code.

Busroe went on to say this enables the county to pay a smaller amount at the end of each year instead of having a larger amount to pay to the employee once they leave the county’s employment.

“We’re clarifying what we’ve actually been doing and making sure everybody knows,” said Busroe. “This isn’t anything new — we’re just clarifying.”

In other action the court:

*Reflected the panel is reviewing the administrative code;

*Approved paying a bill from the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office finishing out their budget allowance for 2014;

*Approved paying a bill in the amount of $5,200 for video visitation at the Harlan County Detention Center. Harlan County Treasurer Ryan Creech said if the bill was not paid for July 1 the jail would have to sign a whole new contract and the dollar amount would change;

*Approved budget transfers where needed and as presented.

Nola Sizemore may be reached at 606-909-4147 or on Twitter @Nola_hde

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