Kevin Kamenetz

Severance pay for top Baltimore County officials questioned

Severance pay for top Baltimore County officials questioned

Baltimore County has eliminated a provision for a severance package for its chief administrative officer amid calls to change the practice of paying top officials when they leave government employment.

County officials announced last week that the administrative officer position would no longer be eligible for the severance deal. The announcement Friday came days after the Baltimore County Progressive Democrats Club criticized the practice.

The Democrats’ club had expressed concern that the policy was signed by current administrative officer Fred Homan, who stood to benefit from it.

Under the policy, top appointed officials can receive between 80 and 120 days of...

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