Ament was recently charged with official misconduct for his role in the adoption of a pension plan that reserved millions in pension payouts to him and several other officials.
To be eligible for top personnel jobs Walker is requiring the county’s 14 department heads to reapply for their positions and to sign a waiver acknowledging that they are no longer eligible for the pensions they would have received under Ament.
Many of the county’s executives expected the move. When
he was named the new head, Walker promised to evaluate
existing personnel and keep or reject a number of them. In
fact, during his campaign Walker promised to weed out heads
that had received their positions for reasons other than
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