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Former LGC chief to collect $47,000 for unused vacation

In addition to a year’s salary, the recently dismissed head of the Local Government Center will collect nearly $47,000 for 65 days of unused vacation time.

In response to a Right-to-Know request, the LGC reported Friday that Maura Carroll will receive that sum, minus employment tax and other withholdings, as part of her contract. Carroll will also be paid $83.36 for expenses she incurred driving to LGC meetings before the board asked her to step down Feb. 1, according to Lisa Riccio, human resources director for the LGC.

Those payments are in addition to the $189,200 Carroll will receive as part of her severance package, LGC officials said.

Carroll, of Concord, had been with the LGC, a municipal insurance provider, for 25 years when she resigned, but had been its director only since 2009. The organization was already under the state’s watch for alleged wrongdoing before Carroll took over, but during her tenure the organization’s relationship with state officials worsened.

LGC board members said they asked Carroll to resign because they thought a new leader would help them resolve the LGC’s standoff with state officials over corporate structure and business practices.

Under Carroll’s contract, she collects a year’s salary and payment for up to 65 days of unused vacation time upon her departure. If she accepts new employment, that salary will be deducted from LGC payment. She will not be paid for unused sick time, Riccio said.

Carroll has not begun to collect her severance payments yet, however, because as of Friday, she had not signed a required agreement releasing the LGC from any further action on her part, Riccio said.

George Bald, former commissioner of the state Department of Resources and Economic Development, has been appointed interim director of the LGC for six months.

(Annmarie Timmins can be reached at 369-3323, atimmins@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @annmarietimmins.)

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