Augusta commission discusses reducing severance pay

Augusta commission discusses reducing severance pay
Augusta commission’s policies and procedures subcommittee met to discuss updating the city’s severance pay policy. (Source: Jasmine Anderson)

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Augusta commission’s policies and procedures subcommittee met to discuss updating the city’s severance pay policy. Right now, senior executive employees entitled to severance - when they quit or retire - can get it for up to six months.

Many thought that was too much and voted to change it to cap at 3 months.

District 2 Commissioner Dennis Williams explained, “My idea of severance pay should be for a situation where maybe the employer wants to get rid of the employee. So, this is a little enticement for the employee to go ahead and leave without any difficulties."

Current employees won’t be impacted by this potential change - only new hires. Commissioners are expected to vote on this recommendation in about a month.

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