Details on Gov Walkers Pension?
February 22, 2011 7:02 AM   Subscribe

Does Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker receive a pension and if so, are the details of that pension public?

I'm fairly certain he does, just wondering where I can find the details? I know Wisconsin makes all public worker salary information public.
posted by patrad to Law & Government (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best I can tell he recieves 5% automatic contributions on his 130k salary like other state employees, plus another 5-10% (probably 10%), for a total of about $19500/yr in retirement contributions paid by the state. I can't find anything to suggest he's ineligible to participate in the regular retirement program, or recieves any extra contributions above and beyond. (this is based on 5mins of googling, so don't take it as gospel. If you want to search the Wisconsin code for a definitive answer youll have to do that on your own)

"Vested employee-required contributions, approximately 5% of an employee's earnings, are made by the State on behalf of the employee. The State pays another 5-10%, depending upon the employee's occupational status, toward the non-vested employer-required contribution." [Link1] [Link2] [Link3]
posted by T.D. Strange at 7:21 AM on February 22, 2011

Here's a pdf from the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau about how the Director of of the Office of State Employment Regulations sets salaries for elected officials. Wisconsin is a little unusual in that its elected officials' salaries appear to be set by an administrative agency rather than by statute.
posted by valkyryn at 7:43 AM on February 22, 2011

He should have additional pension money from having been a county exec and state representative.
posted by drezdn at 12:01 PM on February 22, 2011

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