A Whiff of Sanity Amidst the State’s Corruption
It may be limited in scope, but at least proof of conduct that enables the reduction or rescindment doesn’t have to be so egregious that it stands up as a crime in a court of law:
An employee of the City of Providence does not have to be convicted of a job-related crime to lose his or her pension, a Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday.
Judge Michael A. Silverstein decided several legal issues regarding five pension-revocation cases, including those of former Police Chief Urbano Prignano Jr. and former Capt. John J. Ryan, and a former office manager in the city Parks Department, Kathleen M. Parsons. …
A municipal ordinance requires that an employee render “honorable service” as a prerequisite for a pension and further requires that if an employee is convicted of a job-related crime, the pension shall be reduced or revoked. Silverstein said, in effect, that those two requirements function independently of one another.
Just about anything that will contribute motivation for ethical conduct is good, at this point. A pension is an award above and beyond one’s rights as a citizen.