Mark Lagerkvist
Jun 07, 2014 9:15 AM

How about this for an executive order.

Any person collecting a pension from any of the funds administered by the Division of Pensions must suspend the payment of said pension if he/she is employed by any public sector employer or authority in the State of NJ and earns in excess of $20,000 per year. He/she will not be eligible for a second pension in any case.

I am not being anti public employee, I was a Police Officer and currently retired. I could have reported the next day as a civilian employee of the same department but did not. There are some clerical tasks etc that could be better filled by a retired employee who has experience and for the employee that wants to retire but continue to work. This actually saves the government money as no benefits are paid to a returning experienced employee. The 20K figure is negotiable but that’s a pretty good amount if the person is seeking a part time job.