October 2, 2011
In this photo taken Monday, Sept., 26, 2011, Maury Roos, an engineer with the California Department of Water Resources, is seen on a computer at DWR flood control operations center in Sacramento, Calif. Roos retired from DWR in 2000, after 43 years, but within weeks of his retirement was asked to return to work part-time. Along with his salary as a part-time employee, the California Public Employees Retirement System reports that Roos also receives an annual pension of more than $113, 000.
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At a state agency in Texas, the executive director is receiving a $123,000-a-year salary even as he is drawing a government pension, as he has for the past eight years. In a struggling Michigan school district, 10 administrators retired, started drawing pension checks and returned immediately as contract employees.