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Is SUNY Breaking The Law With Waivers For Campus Police Leaders

Friday, February 10, 2017

New York state universities and colleges may routinely violate so-called "double-dipping" laws by granting waivers allowing police chiefs and other campus safety officials to collect retirement pensions on top of their government salaries.

The State University of New York's issuance of the waivers enables numerous campus safety officials to retain their high-paying positions, often for years, while they collect pensions from prior police jobs. Under state law, a retiree under the age of 65 cannot be paid more than $30,000 a year in a new government job while collecting a pension — unless they have a waiver.

Read the full article in the Times Union by Brendan J. Lyons