The Macon Telegraph (Georgia)
BYLINE: MIKE STUCKA; firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of the Macon employees moving to Bibb County employment this summer would keep their city pensions, but county commissioners are wondering whether the city government is being fair with its newer employees.
Under the city proposal being presented this morning to county commissioners, city employees hired within the last five years would lose all credit for service, and would have to wait 10 years to get into the county plan. Some commissioners want those 27 people to get credit for their years of service, which average 1.9 years and include both entry-level employees and department heads.
“I guess my only concern is we’re talking about trying to make these employees as whole as possible,” Commission Chairman Sam Hart said.
But the majority of current employees making the move — some 69 people — are vested in the city plan now. Under the proposal, the county would pay its current pension contribution — 16.85 percent — to keep those employees in the Macon pension program until they retire.
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