From the NY Post:
A red-faced state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli -- who has been warning against rising pension costs -- yesterday removed from his Web site information about how state workers can game the pension system.
Until yesterday, a section on the comptroller's official Web site titled "Life Changes: How Do I . . . Prepare to Retire?" had provided state workers a veritable primer on pension padding.
Under the heading "Ways to Increase Your Pension," it encouraged workers to squirrel away sick time and cash in vacation days before retirement
One jaw-dropping section, titled "Increasing Your Final Average Salary (FAS) -- A Raise is Not the Only Way," appeared to actually encourage the practice of overtime spiking, in which veteran workers pile on extra hours to pad retirement checks.
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s official Web site had featured a list of retirement tips that essentially read like a guide to pension padding, including a section that appeared to encourage the questionable practice of overtime spiking.
"Once you are informed, you will be able to determine if you can increase your pension by adding to your service credit, reducing loan balances or increasing your final average salary," it reads.
The "Message from Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli" put the Democratic comptroller at odds with Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the party standard-bearer, who has made reining in pension abuse -- overtime spiking, in particular -- a theme of his gubernatorial campaign.