Governor criticizes new-hire pension enhancements

Governor Jerry Brown (MGNOnline.com)
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Updated: 8/20 10:42 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state pension board has approved nearly 100 types of supplemental pay that can be used to increase retirement benefits for newer public employees, one of which drew a strong rebuke from Gov. Jerry Brown.

On Wednesday, Brown said the California Public Employees' Retirement System board "got it wrong" in counting temporary raises toward retirement calculations.

The board voted 7-5 to allow supplemental payments to be credited toward pensions for employees hired after Jan. 1, 2013. The extra pay can be given for such duties as changing a street light or undergoing additional police training.

The Democratic governor says including one type of extra pay — that given during short-term promotions — goes against the intent of his 2012 pension-reform law. He says he has asked his staff to review options for protecting the pension reforms.

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