Kevin Kamenetz

Baltimore County scraps controversial severance policy for top officials

Baltimore County scraps controversial severance policy for top officials

Baltimore County has scrapped rules that let top appointees receive severance payments in addition to their retirement benefits when they leave their jobs.

Under the Executive Benefit Policy, eligible appointed employees could get between 80 and 120 days of severance pay in addition to their earned pension benefits.

The policy, which benefits those who are already among the highest paid in county government, came under scrutiny recently.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz sent a letter to County Council Chairman Tom Quirk on Wednesday, saying he was ending the practice.

“Upon further review, I have decided to terminate the policy in its entirety, effective...

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