OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)
Bay Area Rapid Transit’s highest-paid employee last year earned more than $330,000 – even though she didn’t work a single day for the public agency.
The Bay Area News Group (http://bit.ly/102JORG ) reports that former BART general manager Dorothy Dugger resigned under pressure in May 2011, but stayed on the payroll for another 19 months.
According to the newspaper’s analysis, the 57-year-old Dugger cashed in nearly 80 weeks of unused vacation time, drawing paychecks and full benefits, including nearly two extra months of vacation.
Dugger says she was entitled to the money because she earned more than 3,100 hours of unused vacation time during a 20-year career with BART.
BART board member Robert Raburn says Dugger’s payout shows there’s a serious problem in how the agency deals with unused time off.
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