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Democrats questioning pay practices in the Treasury Department


LANSING  (WKZO) -- Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer is calling for an independent review of the hiring and compensation practices at the Department of the Treasury, after the Detroit newspapers revealed that former Treasurer Andy Dillon is still receiving full pay three months after he left the job.

His salary has been 174-thousand dollars a year.

Democratic Party Spokesperson Josh Pugh says that’s just one questionable example. He says it comes after revelations in the Detroit Free Press that eight of the ten highest paid officials in state government are Investment Fund Managers in The Treasury Department, but only because they recently received 80 to 90 percent raises.

They now make 233 to 333-thousand dollars a year.

The Snyder administration says Dillon has stayed on to smooth the transition and to work with new Treasurer Kevin Clinton.  They also say that they were having trouble finding investment managers at the old pay scale.