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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:22 PM

Six-figure backdrop, pension followed by part-time county job

http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/sixfigure-backdrop-pension-followed-by-parttime-county-job-k07iouh


There appears to not be a budget problem unless you talk about health care for the county workers. Then they have to tighten their belts and cough up more. Now I'm sure if Ablee says this guy did nothing wrong he probably didn't. But then don't go and tell the county resident's that they can't put a referendum on the ballot to get rid of citizens united because it would cost the taxer....


"It wasn't enough that the former chief of staff to the Milwaukee County Board got a backdrop of nearly $800,000.

Or that Terrence Cooley gets an annual pension of about $56,000 a year.

Or that Cooley received more than $76,000 for unused sick leave when he retired from his county job in August.

But the County Board then decided to rehire Cooley a month later to a $45-an-hour, part-time job to help work on the budget, according to county records."






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Reply Six-figure backdrop, pension followed by part-time county job (Original post)
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ProgressiveProfessor Nov 2012 #1
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Response to midnight (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:59 AM

1. Often rehiring is the only way to get the expertise back

Gov at all levels runs lean, often times understaffed. When key people retire, which is their right, often you need to bring them back part time to train up or get required things done. Larger budgets would alleviate that, but I do not expect to see them in my life time.

Paying sick leave is standard. Most levels of government and some private employers do that.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:39 PM

2. Working on a budget could put to work some unemployed in Wisconsin...

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Response to midnight (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:50 AM

3. Management in government (programs, organizational, or personnel) is a niche field

Lots of specialized knowledge required. Your typical business guy, lawyer, or senator just doesn't have the knowledge. It takes years to understand the nuance (working in government is the FUBAR). You have to grow it and it takes time. BTDT.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:59 PM

5. I believe what you say, but they had to know this guy was going to retire, and he should be grooming

two workers to fill this spot....

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Response to midnight (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 06:34 PM

6. Quite correct but there is never the funds

seen it all to often. Its not malice or greed, just a flat out lack of resources

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:45 PM

7. paying this guy the some of his retirement, sick pay, and now 45 an hour is stupidity....

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Response to midnight (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:57 PM

8. He earned them like any of the rest of us so I do not begrudge them.

If he set it up a a retirement nest, then fuck him. However, it many cases, it is the way it works out. Niche team members are often not recognized as key players until they leave.

My last employer still reaches out to me occasionally and pays well when they do.

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:34 PM

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