NJ Active Update – September, 2020

Based on state pension data updated through September, 2020 of active participants in the retirement system there are 384,802 jobs (including several employees with multiple jobs) making total annualized salaries of $26,265,086,726. Of those there are 70 making over $250,000 annually (including several with multiple jobs):

 

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  1. Posted by PS Drone on January 29, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    I always wondered who you had to pay to get one of these “solicitor” gigs at the municipal level. And when you can scam 5 or 6 different munis to pay you at the same time, life can get pretty good as one can see from the above list. Another ahhh, New Jersey, ain’t it great! Tough to fight decades, maybe centuries, of greed and corruption

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  2. Posted by Tough Love on January 29, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Re the first guy on your list Edward Kerwin…………..

    From a 2015 article …………….

    “He’s the guy with eight public jobs (he used to have nine), pulling down a combined salary of more than $360,000 last year working as a part-time tax assessor in eight different towns in Somerset and Morris counties.”

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    I don’t believe for a minute that this guy not materially & unnecessarily overpaid (in total). The 8 towns should get together and hire 2 full-time tax assessors at about $100K each to service all 8 towns.

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    • You’re forgetting though that Kerwin knew the right people. Unless your connected, those 8 jobs don’t just happen. That is what needs to change. The same way Redd knew the right people to make her pension go waaaay up and to get the cushy college job.

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    • Posted by geo8rge on January 29, 2021 at 8:38 pm

      “hire 2 full-time tax assessors at about $100K” + healthcare for 2 families and 2 sets of all the other perks. It might be cheaper to hire one individual with one family. Maybe a private company can do it. But given the complaints about the outside on this blog about the actuaries NJ hires, outsourcing could be even worse.

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      • Posted by Tough Love on January 29, 2021 at 8:43 pm

        Mr. Kerwin is getting the $360K (in 2015) in “wages” alone. He too is getting a pension & benefits on the Taxpayers’ dime.

        I said TWO full-time Assessors for the 8 towns because I believe that it highly unlikely that Mr Kerwin is doing a thorough job unless he works 12 hrs/day 6 days a week.

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  3. Posted by MJ on January 30, 2021 at 7:58 am

    TL…..and we all know that no over compensated public worker is working 12 hour days at 6 days a week 🙂 🙂

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    • Posted by Tough Love on January 30, 2021 at 2:01 pm

      Yes ……. unless it’s with paid overtime………. noting that in the Private Sector those in managerial positions or with wages in excess of a rather modest amount, do NOT get overtime.

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      • Posted by Rex the Wonder Dog!🐶🐶🐶🐾🐾🐾 on February 2, 2021 at 1:33 pm

        Yes ……. unless it’s with paid overtime………. noting that in the Private Sector those in managerial positions or with wages in excess of a rather modest amount, do NOT get overtime.
        The thing is “managers” and “Professions” are “exempt” employees in the real word, which means they do NOT get overtime. But in Gov “managers” ALL get overtime. Sergeants, Lieutenants etc are all paid 1.5 for work beyond their 8 hour day or 40 hour work week in CA. Only the “Chief” and a few possible assistant chiefs are considered exempt in the Fantasyland of Gov employment…. But the worst part is the base salary and benefit level of cop/FF etc in gov make MORE than the actual “Professions” in the real world, such as doctor, lawyer, dentist etc. Jobs that require 5-15 years of college, with their OT added in.

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