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New Suffolk Legis. Robert Trotta, who retired as a police detective just before taking office, is receiving more than $200,000 for unused vacation and sick time that he accumulated during his nearly 25 year career.
County comptroller records show that Trotta is getting $47,187 for unused vacation time and $157,293 for unused sick time. Trotta was also paid $11,059 in pay unions agree to delay when the county was facing severe cash flow woes in 2009 and 2012. In all, Trotta’s separation pay, which was authorized by the comptroller office late last month till total $218,473.
“It’s a lot of money,” said Trotta, “But under the terms of the agreement when you don’t take a sick day for 24 1/2 years, it adds up.”