Public Workers Get Boost From Sick Time 'Cash-Out'

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government workers sick leave bonus

Michael Hill


Denny Johnston received more than a pension and a handshake when he retired from the Washington state corrections system in 2009.

Because he used only a quarter of his sick days over a three-decade-long career, he was able to convert $15,000 of unused sick time into a tax-free account to pay health care expenses.