Kevin Kamenetz

Baltimore County Council joins executive in revoking employee severance policy

Baltimore County Council joins executive in revoking employee severance policy

The Baltimore County Council revoked its severance policy for its employees Thursday, one day after County Executive Kevin Kamenetz canceled a similar policy for his top appointees.

The policies had come under criticism because they granted severance payouts to departing employees even if they left because they retired or voluntarily resigned.

The County Council’s policy granted up to 80 days’ worth of severance pay to the council’s legislative secretary, the county auditor and full-time legislative aides, a total of about 20 people.

The severance...

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