The agency wrote that it first documented the practices more than 20 years ago, and many of its reform suggestions haven’t been enacted.

In the report it called for laws applicable to all local governments, including capping annual non-holiday paid time off to 15 sick days and 25 vacation days; ending severance bonuses and annual payouts for unused time; removing longevity compensation from pensionable salaries; and eliminating “non-traditional leave, such as paid days off for participation in a wedding or Bar Mitzvah, etc.”

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