Crawford to get $22,800 from state

March 08, 2002|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Jennifer E. Crawford, the new wife of Gov. Parris N. Glendening and his former deputy chief of staff, will receive payments from the state totaling $22,800 for unused vacation time, the governor's office confirmed yesterday.

Crawford, 35, resigned from her $107,732-a-year state job Jan. 25, the day she wed Glendening.

Since then, she has received weekly checks equivalent to her salary that are the initial payouts of 11 weeks of unused annual leave, said Michael Morrill, the governor's spokesman. Crawford had worked for Glendening in various roles for nearly seven years.

Employees have a choice of receiving such payments at once or over time, Morrill said. Technically, he said, employees paid over time would accumulate benefits while they are receiving checks. But he said Crawford will not earn additional vacation or retirement benefits during the payout period.

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