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Pension review commission to begin work this summer

...Miller. The eight-member board will have the power to approve or halt pensions awarded under the state's involuntary separation law, which was enacted decades ago to prevent wholesale firings when new governors took office. It provided sweet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/20/met_208621.shtml
Metro
Senate OKs board to oversee pensions

...lieutenant colonel, received early pensions up to $79,000. The workers were eligible for early pensions under an involuntary separation law that was supposed to prevent massive layoffs when a new administration takes office. The law has produced such...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/02/25/met_204536.shtml
Metro
House OKs bill on lucrative state pensions

...Miles left state government last fall with an annual pension of $102,210. The General Assembly repealed the involuntary separation law in the early 1970s but did not make the measure retroactive. As a result, any employee who became a member...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/02/met_282237.shtml
Metro
Area briefs: Augusta economy weak for state

...decide Thursday if a former official fired by Gov. Roy Barnes is due special pension benefits under Georgia's involuntary separation law. A lawyer for Dotty Roach argued that she had been made a scapegoat by the governor, was fired through no...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/16/met_265730.shtml
Metro
State has sweet pensions, despite bid to curb them

...pensions, no matter whether they retire through normal procedures or under the special provisions of the "involuntary separation" law. The average annual pension of the state's 22,300 retirees is $16,980. Source: Employees Retirement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/21/met_264115.shtml
Metro
Barnes dismisses official

...you should have known your conduct ... could result in your removal from office." Under the state's old involuntary separation law, which was changed in the early 1970s, most fired employees were eligible for immediate pensions. Employees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/11/met_263414.shtml
Metro
Education leader still under fire

...Superintendent Werner Rogers' administrators, some of whom qualified for sweet pension deals under the state's old involuntary-separation law. It also meant strained relations with two of the state's most prominent education groups, the Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/05/met_232592.shtml
Metro
Pension abuse curbed

...Georgia's pension policy. The new panel is charged with approving or halting pensions awarded under the state's involuntary separation law. That law, enacted decades ago, is a text book example of reformist zeal running amok, generating horrendous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/27/edi_208978.shtml
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