Comptroller's Office Employees to be Paid for March 10th

Bedbugs found in office prompts crews to work during office hours

March 20, 2017 - 5:47 pm

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) On March 10th, about 30 employees of the Erie County Comptroller's Office were sent home because of bedbug fumigation. There was controversy over whether they would have to take time off as a result. A resolution was announced Monday.

Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says in a memo to employees "the County Attorney informed him that you will be paid for Friday, March 10th.  Personnel confirmed that they will be going back into the system to change your time to “Emergency Closure." The Comptroller is pleased to learn that you will be paid, and happy this situation is behind us.  Going forward, we will continue to press the administration for a cleaner and safer work environment because you deserve it."

There had been concerns they would have had to take vacation or sick time to cover for March 10th, when crews told the office they'd have to leave the office so clean up efforts could begin. With no other alternative workspace, the employees were told to go home.

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