1,000 in Del. get checks and pensions

August 10, 2009 7:50:43 AM PDT
Delaware's auditor says more than 1,000 retired state employees are collecting a paycheck and a pension payment.

Auditor Tom Wagner says "double dipping" is costing taxpayers $17 million a year.

Wagner says rehiring retired employees sometimes makes sense, but the magnitude of the practice suggests abuse.

He says state agencies should do a better job of training existing employees to take over retirees' jobs, especially since Gov. Jack Markell plans to cut the state's work force through attrition.

Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com

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