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Omaha’s new mayor Jean Stothert was boasting last week about paying her chief of staff 10 percent less than Jim Suttle's current chief of staff. Boasting.
Marty Bilek will receive an annual salary of $112,500. But he’ll also be getting about $70,343 in his retirement income from the sheriff’s department.
Lincoln’s Mayor Chris Beutler also hired retirees to head the police and fire departments. But he is paying the two men the difference between their retirement income and the salary of a chief.
Police Chief Jim Peschong’s city salary is around $65,700.
Fire Chief John Huff is making around $79,400.
Both had intended to retire when Beutler asked them to continue working as chiefs.
With their retirement pay, their total annual incomes are in the $130,000 range.
No double dipping here, by design.