Pension Crisis

"Double-Dipping" Common Among WI Employees

Collecting a salary and a pension is a wee bit lucrative


MADISON — Thousands of Wisconsin public employees have padded their wallets by retiring, collecting pension payments and then coming back to work for the government.

And it appears the workers pulled in a combined millions of dollars more, compliments the taxpayer.

The practice, known colloquially as "double dipping," is the subject of an audit conducted by the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau.