To allow certain child welfare employees who have left the state’s employment and begun collecting pension payments to return to work through a contractual arrangement, collect a paycheck, and still collect pension payments. The bill was introduced after the state agreed to add a large number of foster child care system employees under a lawsuit settlement. Due to the ability of many state employees to retire in their mid-fifties with full pension and health benefits, many of the best candidates for these necessary positions are retired state employees.
Referred to the Committee on Appropriations
Reported without amendment
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.