Since posting the editorial on November 9, 2011, EdPDLaw has received
information that Caldwell was employed in Security at UMDNJ who
entered him into PERS prior to his employment with Northern State
Prison. If so, it would appear that his account should not be
"active" as listed by the Department of Treasury. Unfortunately
we have been unable to confirm this information.
MANY PENSIONS ?
EdPDLaw has been
investigating Pensions and Title Shifting within the Hudson County
Department of Corrections. Several discrepancies
have come to light and there does not seem to be a reasonable
explanation for them.
Most notable, the
Department of Corrections employs Thaddeus Caldwell and has given him
the title of Confidential
Aide, a civilian position.
However, the members of the Department refer to him as the "Director of
Internal Affairs". Caldwell is receiving a salary of
$104,349 from Hudson County.
The Department of
Treasury is reporting that Thaddeus Caldwell is currently collecting a
pension from Northern State
Prison from the Police &
Fire Retirement Pension System (PFRS). The Department of
Treasury is also reporting that Thaddeus Caldwell is currently paying
into PERS, the State Public Employees Retirement Pension System from an
account with the University
of Medicine & Dentistry.
EdPDLaw has confirmed
with the Department of Treasury that this information is accurate.
However, the University of Medicine & Dentistry has no
record of Caldwell in their
TO WORK IN A POSITION COVERED BY A DIFFERENT
If, as a
“bona fide” retiree, you return to work covered by
a different New Jersey State-administered retirement
system, your PFRS retirement allowance may continue and you
can receive salary from the employment; however, you cannot
become a member
of that retirement system (see
“IRS Provisions” on page 1 about federal
So, what is going on?
Who enrolled Caldwell in the UMDNJ PERS pension system?
No show job? Double, triple dipping?
Check back soon as we
explore just how many consecutive
of Absences a Supervisor in PFRS can take.