Buncombe County manager relinquishes benefits worth $34,000


ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The county manager of Buncombe County has relinquished more than $34,000 in benefits saying that the compensation has proved a distraction.

The Citizen-Times of Asheville reports (http://avlne.ws/2cfbAGln ) that a compensation package awarding Wanda Greene 300 hours of compensatory time was approved back in June without comment.

Later two county commissioners said they did not know about it.

The 300 hours of time could have been cashed in for $34,000 if Greene leaves her position. Greene notified county officials earlier this month that she was asking that her comp time balance be reduced and said the matter had been a distraction.

Greene earlier provided the newspaper with a balance sheet showing she had worked nearly 3,800 hours of extra time since 2009.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

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