I really fell bad for those city employees that we required to take unpaid furlough days between October 2020 and March 2021 as paid vacation days. We made about 9,500 managerial and non-represented city employees take five day off, and use their vacation days to cover that time off saving the city $21 million dollars. Maybe that is why some of my staff left?
Well that was back in September of 2020 when we had to make some hard decisions, but now we are flush with cash again, thanks to all that stimulus money we got from President Harris. Those 9,500 city employees will be permitted to reclassify those furlough days as either annual leave or comp time and get paid back for those day starting in June to be paid in July when the new fiscal year begins. Did you hear this Charlene?