One Former Deputy Chief To Receive More Than $500,000 For Unused Time Off

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Four Jersey City police officials were set to retire Wednesday with big payouts for unused time off, including a deputy chief who put in for the equivalent of several years’ worth.

As the Jersey Journal reported, former Deputy Chief Peter Nalbach will receive more than $500,000 for 754 unused days, the biggest payout of the group.

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In all, the city said it is paying the four nearly $1.3 million for unused vacation, sick, comp and other days.

Retired Chief Tom Comey is getting more than $170,000 for 215 days. Two other ex-deputies are getting more than $250,000 each.

Former Deputy Chief Robert Kilduff will receive about $307,000 for 419 unused days, and former Deputy Chief Hugh Donaghue will receive about $253,000 for 344 days, the paper reported.

Mayor-elect Steve Fulop, who will take office on July 1, has questioned how so many days could go unused. The outgoing chief called the criticism disappointing.

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Final salaries are used to calculate compensation for unused days other than sick time.

A total of 25 police employees are set to retire by Aug. 1, the newspaper reported.

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