Economic Development

Stop state employee from double-dipping into both pension and payroll

Seattle Times recently ran an investigative article, revealing how some state employees are collecting state pension while on active payroll with the state. In many cases, the article claimed the employees "retired" from the job only to immediately get hired on for the very same position. This is a waste of the taxpayer's money and should be stopped. Not only would the cut not impact existing headcount, it would allow the state to hire more personnel with the money saved.

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