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Topic: Double Dip

Double Dip

The Telegraph examines how retired state and municipal employees return to work in the public sector while collecting a pension and a paycheck on top. The seven-day series will focus on local retirees cashing in on the system, and legislative efforts to close the loophole that's draining the retirement system and angering taxpayers.

O’Mara back on the job as Amherst town administrator

AMHERST – MORNING UPDATE: Town administrator James O’Mara is reportedly back working in Town Hall this morning. O’Mara’s executive assistant said Thursday that he was … Full story    
Published:  January 17, 2013

Double dippers could feel the pinch if Nashua schools set new retiree policy

NASHUA - School District retirees would have to wait at least one year after they retire before applying for another school position if a new … Full story    
Published:  January 2, 2013

Nashua Board of Education member wants a closer look at ‘double dippers’

NASHUA – There are 29 retirees currently working part time in the School District, and three have been working in the school system for more … Full story    
Published:  September 20, 2012

Retirement System seeking $270K from former Hudson administrator

State retirement officers are seeking nearly $270,000 in overpayments from a former Hudson administrator who drew one of the state’s largest pension packages during his … Full story    
Published:  May 30, 2012

Assistant Hudson administrator, a top pension collector, to leave post

HUDSON – Hudson’s assistant town administrator, who has drawn scrutiny for collecting one of the state’s largest pension packages, has resigned his position with the … Full story    
Published:  February 7, 2012

New Amherst town administrator says he isn’t a double dipper

MILFORD – Recently retired Hillsborough County Department of Corrections Superintendent Jim O’Mara, the new Amherst town administrator, doesn’t want to be called a double dipper. … Full story    
Published:  October 2, 2011

Salary plus a pension an option for new Amherst administrator

When Jim O’Mara starts his new full-time job as Amherst town administrator next month, he could choose to collect a pension from the state retirement … Full story    
Published:  August 19, 2011

Law doesn’t end debate

A new state law by no means ended the debate on how to bolster the solvency of the state retirement pension fund. There are large … Full story    
Published:  July 17, 2011

Retirement system seeks to block set rates for pensions

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Retirement System went to court Tuesday to try to block the setting of pension rates for public employers. The suit … Full story    
Published:  July 13, 2011

Pension board plans challenge

The New Hampshire Retirement System board voted Tuesday to file a court challenge against a section of the Legislature’s pension reform plan set to become … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2011

Official’s hours may be adjusted

HUDSON – The number of hours worked by Assistant Town Administrator Mark Pearson are up for discussion tonight among selectmen, the talks stemming from proposed … Full story    
Published:  June 28, 2011

Resident wants towns to be accountable

BROOKLINE – Dennis Skey has launched a one-man campaign to make town government more accountable, and he wants to inspire elected officials and taxpayers to … Full story    
Published:  June 22, 2011

State’s public-service payoff: Appointed, elected officials

A select group of retirees can double dip at a level that’s second to none. Unlike the majority of state pensioners, retirees who are appointed … Full story    
Published:  June 11, 2011

Ex-chief justice: Honor commitment to retirees

CONCORD – It’s fair for lawmakers upset with the sometimes large sums retirees receive in state pensions to change the system, said the retired chief … Full story    
Published:  June 10, 2011

Throughout New England, double-dipping laws have loopholes

It pays to draw a public pension in some New England states more than others. Take Maine. A qualified retiree can return to work as … Full story    
Published:  June 10, 2011

Some retirees return to schools

NASHUA – When teachers and school administrators retire, it doesn’t always mean their careers come to an end. There are at least two dozen veteran … Full story    
Published:  June 9, 2011

Double Dip: Kenison led NH DOT, now directs Nashua Broad St. project.

NASHUA – Leon Kenison receives a pension from the state and works full time for the city. And that’s perfectly legal, according to Marty Karlon, … Full story    
Published:  June 8, 2011

Panel OKs retirement reform deal

CONCORD – House and Senate negotiators on Monday approved reforms to make all public employees contribute more and to require new ones to work longer … Full story    
Published:  June 7, 2011

Hudson assistant town administrator on pension, salary limited to 230 days.

HUDSON – At the end of each work week, Mark Pearson’s boss closely reviews his hours. In his job as assistant town administrator, Pearson can’t … Full story    
Published:  June 7, 2011

Brookline has no official record of chief’s hours videocam

BROOKLINE – The town doesn’t keep an official record of how many hours its part-time police chief works, other than the time slip that Chief … Full story    
Published:  June 6, 2011

Double dippers have it both ways in NH videocam

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Double Dip: The Telegraph examines how retired state and municipal employees return to work in the public sector while collecting a pension … Full story    
Published:  June 5, 2011