Retired and Rehired in Central Falls: “Terribly inappropriate” but legal

Ok, vent over this:

The police chief of Central Falls is drawing criticism for collecting a $43,000-per-year pension while also continuing to work and draw an annual salary of $72,000….Moran “retired” two weeks ago, then signed a five-year contract under a deal approved by the city retirement board, city lawyer, and mayor….Moran says he made the move so he would be eligible to receive approximately $35,000 for unused sick days. He says his deal actually saves the city money in the long run.
Former city Finance Director Edna Poulin said the arrangement, although legal, looks “terribly inappropriate.”

More here. Oh, and he’s 47.

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mangeek
mangeek
11 years ago

I’m a proponent of regionalization, but this is an example of what it will look like if we let the current cast of characters at the state house manage the transition to ‘state control’.
Before we cut taxes, we have to cut expenses. Before we start merging municipalities, we have to get competent governance and strict ethics in-place.
I’m actually a little sick to my stomach right now, but thank you for posting this, Marc.

Monique
Editor
11 years ago

“Terribly inappropriate but legal”
The perfect description of too many public contracts in Rhode Island.

Justin Katz
11 years ago

Note that, by the math, the guy gets 12 sick days per year. That’s seven more paid days off than I get in vacation. Didn’t realize Central Falls was such a wealthy community to provide such benefits.

Mike Cappelli
Mike Cappelli
11 years ago

What this pig is doing is stealing someone’s job. Why do they get pensions at that age, only to go and take another job – thereby stealing one from somebody else.
New rules should go into effect – you want your pension – you retire. You want to keep working – no pension.
What a scam!!

Dan
Dan
11 years ago

Scum, scum, scum, scum, scum.

Ken
Ken
11 years ago

Central Falls Police Chief Joseph P. Moran III is covered by a pension plan with the John Hancock Co. and is not part of the state pension system according to the Providence Journal Bulletin story.
Under the state system, when state employees retire, they cannot return to work for any state agency. When municipal employees covered by the state system retire, they may work for a municipality for 75 full days or 150 half-days a year.
The Central Falls pension plan that covers Moran does not have such rules and the city solicitor’s office reviewed Moran’s application for the pension and found it in order.
So make sure all state, municipal employees and teachers get switched over to private retirement plans in RI!

John
John
11 years ago

FINALLY!!!
A legitimate reason to call a cop a PIG!

dave
dave
11 years ago

Within the last 18 months Bristol and Warren just gave away the same deal to their choice of police chiefs. Retire at 45, collect 30K non-sick check, rehired at 60K. I guess it goes on in every town.

Monique
Editor
11 years ago

” I guess it goes on in every town.”
Yes, Dave. And it’s completely unacceptable in every town.
With contracts like this, it’s getting harder and harder to sympathize when local officials beat their breast and cry poverty at budget time.

mangeek
mangeek
11 years ago

Only in the twisted world of municipal union-speak can giving someone $5 today and $2 tomorrow be a ‘money saving’ move over giving him $3 tomorrow.

kathy
kathy
11 years ago

LOCAL AND STATE OFFICIAL NEED TO BE VOTED OUT.

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