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Another day in June, another resignation from a Muriel Bowser cabinet official who stands to get a sizable severance check. Office on Aging head John Thompson announced his resignation today, effective June 29, putting himself just one day ahead of the cut-off for Vince Gray administration holdovers to quit and still receive severance packages.
“It’s time to close this chapter in my life and pursue another opportunity,” Thompson tells LL.
One opportunity Thompson will soon get: choosing what to do with tens of thousands of dollars. The District’s twelve-week compensation package entitles him to approximately $36,000 in severance payout.
Thompson’s exit puts him, along with departing Department Public Works head Bill Howland and former Office of Risk Management chief Phillip Lattimore, among the appointees from the previous administration leaving before the severance deadline.
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