This headline pretty much says all you need to know, “California pensioner collects six-figure retirement and six-figure salary … for the same job.”

Troy Senik at Public Sector Inc. says double-dipping is “one of the many pathologies afflicting the public pension system in California.”

This actually has happened here in Connecticut.

Last year, Community College Chancellor Marc Herzog retired from his $232,874-a-year job so that he could get paid an annual rate of $174,661.20 to do the same job on an interim basis and his $168,000 pension, according to the Hartford Courant.

It’s unclear how often this is happening at the local level in Connecticut, but it’s certainly possible. Tips are appreciated!

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