McKinney leaves Atascadero with $135,000 in back pay
June 28, 2013
The city of Atascadero owes departing City Manager Wade McKinney $135,210 in vacation and sick time pay. [Tribune]
In 2011, CalCoastNews reported that McKinney had been violating city personnel he was responsible for enforcing. The rules limited the amount of vacation time city employees could accumulate.
Under the watch of McKinney and city department heads, Atascadero employees had been accumulating up to two times their yearly vacation time under the watch of McKinney and the city department heads.
Later in 2011, the San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury issued a report later on the practice of vacation accrual within the different cities in the county. The Grand Jury report revealed that, at the time, Atascadero had a $887,320 unfunded vacation accrual liability.
In McKinney’s final paycheck next week, the city will pay him $91,951 for 1,180 hours of vacation time. McKinney will also receive $43,259 for about 555 hours of sick time.
The payout to McKinney will come from Atascadero’s general fund.
McKinney is leaving Atascadero Friday to become city manager of Indian Wells. Atascadero Administrative Services Director Rachelle Rickard will replace McKinney as the full time city manager.