Backpay to Suspended Official


Is the county required to pay an official who was suspended during an unsuccessful removal action for the time someone else was appointed to the office?​

Yes! Local Government Code §87.16(b) requires the county to pay the official an amount equal to the compensation received by the temporary appointee. The funds come out of the general fund. See also Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. No H-227 (1974).