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Grand Poobah
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Sounds fair. Full pay & benefits for over 20 years for tripping on your own feet.
Didn't the City of Harrisburg declare bankruptcy?

Harrisburg paying officer who hasn't worked since 1993

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Imagine spending your last day working, and then getting paid your full salary with benefits every year for more than 20 years. This is the reality for one Harrisburg police officer.
Maritta Adley, 57, has not worked a day with the Harrisburg Police Bureau since 1993. However, she is not a former employee. She is still on the city's payroll under its workers' compensation program, and has been for 22 years.
City officials were made aware of the ghost employee when they took office in 2014. City Solicitor Neil Grover says officials are currently working to figure out their options.

"There have been prior attempts to terminate. They have been unsuccessful," Grover said.
The city has not tried to get out of the agreement since 2003, when its argument lost in court for a second time, Grover says. According to Pennlive, the city attempted to stop paying Adley multiple times. She currently makes more than $70,000.
Attempts by Fox43 to reach Ms. Adley were unsuccessful.
Adley injured her foot in 1986 when she slipped on a staircase in city hall and fell down a flight of steps, Pennlive reports. Her injury worsened and never fully healed. She told Pennlive other serious medical complications arose as a result of the injury. She eventually returned to work on light duty but was unable to continue, Pennlive reports.

In May 1993, a letter from her attorney, Bruce Cooper, addressed to Marie Walsh, then the Director of Human Resources, indicated Adley would continue to be paid "her full weekly salary without deductions" and that it would continue her medical insurance package. No end date was listed, and it was signed by Walsh, as well as Corey Stein, the city's risk manager at the time.
"We have officers who are injured," Grover said. "Our obligation is to make sure they are taken care of in a way that is least taxing on citizens."
 

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Sifting Through the Ruins
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I got a distant relative in a similar situation-twenty plus years. The city supposedly has someone practically full time following him around trying to get evidence of a 2nd job or physical activity so as to yank the disability.
 

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Grand Poobah
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I got a distant relative in a similar situation-twenty plus years. The city supposedly has someone practically full time following him around trying to get evidence of a 2nd job or physical activity so as to yank the disability.
Is he out on disability or collecting 100% pay & benefits like this person.
I believe there's a big difference.

I also think having a messed up foot is no reason she can't work.
If that were the case people in wheelchairs would not be able to work.
There is something they can do for the pay.
In government there's more paperwork than anything else.
 

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Is he out on disability or collecting 100% pay & benefits like this person.
I believe there's a big difference.

I also think having a messed up foot is no reason she can't work.
If that were the case people in wheelchairs would not be able to work.
There is something they can do for the pay.
In government there's more paperwork than anything else.
Dunno, it was an on the job injury, and unlike the above, it involved an injury making an arrest.

A lot of this stuff is negotiated and in place through collective bargaining, so don't blame the player, blame the game.
 

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My job has given me a vision problem - I can't see getting up for work anymore. Is that compensible?
 

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Grand Poobah
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Dunno, it was an on the job injury, and unlike the above, it involved an injury making an arrest.

A lot of this stuff is negotiated and in place through collective bargaining, so don't blame the player, blame the game.
I blame the scum that makes the deals out of expedience and dishonesty ( IMO) because it's not their money, nor will it be their problem when it becomes one.
That's the problem with the system, there is no accountability and the representatives of the taxpayer generally don't give a hoot.
Worse are the politicians that kiss government unions butts with the taxpayers money to get their support and some of the taxpayers money to themselves in the form of campaign contributions. That is such a conflict but that corruption is accepted.

But someone that trips on their own feet and gets full pay for over 20 years and fights to keep getting it is a POS in my book.
 

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Falling down stairs at city hall while on duty...... this may have been an agreement or settlement of sorts.... an accidental disability pension AND a lawsuit....or ... stay out on disability and no lawsuit..... I bet the city is actually making out but not paying out on any lawsuit..... There is more to this story ...cause the city nor the Police Department forgot about her..that's for sure.
 
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