Madison – Governor Walker announced today that he supports measures to curb “double-dipping”, a practice that allows some government employees to collect a pension and a paycheck at the same time. The Governor supports provisions in AB 318, introduced by Representative Duey Stroebel, that would prevent “double-dipping” by government employees.
Under AB 318 as currently drafted, future rehired annuitants who work at least half-time would stop receiving an annuity until they terminate employment but current rehired annuitants would be unaffected. AB 318 would allow rehired state annuitants to receive group insurance coverage the same as other state employees. Under AB 318, as drafted, rehired annuitants who work less than half-time would be treated the same as under current law.
Governor Walker supports applying the same policy for administration appointees.