Case closed: Kevin Fischer’s vacation use revealed

I was right. Kevin Fischer used more vacation time in 2007 than he was allotted. Today I learned the state took a deduction from his January 2008 paycheck to true up the balance overused on 2007. Fischer had gone negative on vacation hours in 2006, too. That was 46 hours that had to be returned in 2007.

Kevin Fischer likes his vacation time. Let’s hope 2008 is a little more true to what he earns. The Senate administrator that just gave me a call indicates they are doing their best to tighten up these policies. He also indicates that there are very few employees that have this much trouble keeping their vacation resources in check.

So, you are going to have to decide on your own if Fischer has been on the radio while being paid by the state. It looks a little more complicated than his promising he’s always done the right thing. While he claimed vacation for the times he filled in, he didn’t technically always have vacation time to claim.

Looks like Fischer’s found an interesting way to have his cake and eat it, too.


  1. Michele K says:

    Case closed? I certainly hope so. Lets see he took vacation time that was approved, the state took back what they needed to. He didn’t steal anything. You admit in your own statement above that the state took a deduction to “true up” the balance overused. How is that having your cake and eating it too?

    Please be true to your word and keep this a closed case and move onto something that is actually interesting.

    Good try Cindy, but it fell really short of anything interesting 🙂

  2. Time will tell who gets to use the smiley face last 🙂

  3. I think you did a great job of exposing an abuser of vacation policy. It shouldn’t be up to the State to “catch” him. If he’s competent to be Lazich’s aide, he sure ought to be able to keep track of vacation days. If he wasn’t “caught”, he’d have gotten away with it. 🙂

  4. Most companies and governmental bodies would consider such a thing a firing offense.

    When I worked at Milwaukee County House of Correction, people would be suspended for just mislabeling the type of time off they would take. This sort of thing would have been an immediate dismissal there.

  5. This is a serious offense, and it should be treated as such. Employees are not allowed to use more vacation time than they have under any circumstances, even if that time is later recouped. Abuse of sick leave, vacation time, etc. is supposed to be dealt with as being a serious violation of the state’s policies regarding leave time.

  6. Wilson828 says:

    Mary Lazich should be held accountable for her role in authorizing or signing off on vacation time. She’d actually have to do something other then always self promoting though.


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