NJ Turnpike Authority Might Curb Perks

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — More than 1,900 New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway employees might have to pay to commute to work.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority board on Tuesday is expected to vote to eliminate free E-ZPass accounts that cover rides for employees to and from their jobs.

The board also will consider a resolution that would stop some nonunion employees from cashing out unused sick and vacation time at the end of each year.

Typically, that’s done at retirement. The practice has cost the authority $3.8 million a year.

The votes come one week after the state Comptroller found the authority paid its employees $30 million in unjustified bonuses and squandered millions more on health insurance while tolls increased.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Its time for a change

    They should fire them all, and hire people who want to work. Why can state workers and goverment workers keep thier vacation when 99% of all other people are at ause it or lose it. Enough is enough. EZPASS has already removed the dead waste. Lets remove the rest http://www.kriegsview.com see ya there

  • Ed G

    Why is sick time being comped at all? It should be used when needed and that’s all.

    • Jen

      Ed….Unions = unfair perks = money wasted

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