Retired officers still collecting pensions after being re-hired by agencies

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Last week The Tampa Bay Times published an article looking at how law enforcement agencies across the Bay Area are employing retired officers who still collect pension during their re-employment. They often collect deferred compensation, a lump sum of pension money they receive upon retirement, as part of a program that is suppose to  incentivize early retirement to make way for lower-paid workers. One rehired Pinellas county deputy collects over $9,000 in a monthly pension while making $155,000 in annual salary. Today we talk to the reporter who investigated that story, Laura C. Morel, and then open up the phone lines for listener comments.