Nazareth College hosted New York's Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today for a press conference about the Attorney General's ongoing investigation into pension padding that shows some workers across the state are significantly inflating their pensions by dramatically increasing their overtime hours in the final few years of employment. Additionally, the Attorney General’s investigation is being expanded with 27 more letters sent to upstate public employers asking for payroll information.
Cuomo also launched a Web site, www.nypensionpadding.com, that contains the preliminary report, examples of data collected, and suggested best practices to help curb overtime abuses, along with other information related to the investigation.
“This investigation has uncovered problems that go beyond titles, regions, or job responsibilities,” said Attorney General Cuomo. “That’s why we have put forth practices that can reduce the abuses of the pension system and protect taxpayers. While we expand our inquiry, I urge all public employers to determine how they can more efficiently operate in our new economy.”
Photo caption: Nazareth President Daan Braveman (left), Brighton Town Supervisor Sandra Frankel, and New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo