UW spokesman: Clarification needed on rehiring retirees
UW System spokesman Dave Giroux on Monday (Nov. 14) said state legislators should clarify the rules governing rehiring retirees, instead of focusing on one or two cases of the practice. Giroux’s comments were made after outspoken Rep. Steve Nass, a frequent UW System critic, called for UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas K. Harden and special assistant Dan Spielmann to be fired over questions about the practice at UW-Green Bay. The state Department of Employee Trust Funds on Friday (Nov. 11) issued findings that the rehire of Vice Chancellor Tom Maki after his March retirement was not in compliance with state policy. UW-Green Bay officials said they intend to appeal the ruling. Read story.