early retirement http://wesa.fm en CCAC To Offer Early Retirement Incentives, Close Child Care Centers http://wesa.fm/post/ccac-offer-early-retirement-incentives-close-child-care-centers <p>Community College of Allegheny County trustees unanimously approved a proposal on Thursday that would help chip away at the school’s $3 million deficit.</p><p>CCAC will offer early retirement incentives and close its four childcare centers in an effort to cut costs.</p><p>CCAC spokeswoman Elizabeth Johnston said it’s unknown how many employees will take the early retirement option, but several hundred could be eligible.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:41:51 +0000 Michael Lynch 25494 at http://wesa.fm Peduto Seeks Quality Over Speed in Filling Public Safety Positions http://wesa.fm/post/peduto-seeks-quality-over-speed-filling-public-safety-positions <p></p><p>Mayor Bill Peduto said he is not rushing to fill two of the most high profile vacant positions in the city: public safety director and police chief.</p><p>In a <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/monday-rundown-mayor-pedutos-administration-vision-pittsburgh">Monday interview with Essential Pittsburgh’s Paul Guggenheimer</a>, Peduto said it is more important to find the right person for those positions than it is to get them filled right away. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:28:13 +0000 Liz Reid 24921 at http://wesa.fm Peduto Seeks Quality Over Speed in Filling Public Safety Positions Peduto's Severance Incentive Plan for City Employees Moves Toward Final Council Vote http://wesa.fm/post/pedutos-severance-incentive-plan-city-employees-moves-toward-final-council-vote <p>Mayor Bill Peduto’s plan to incentivize some city employees to voluntarily leave their positions is at last moving forward in City Council.</p><p>“This has been a really great collaborative effort between council and the administration,” said Council Budget Director Bill Urbanic. “We were allowed to work very closely together to come up with the proper changes and clarify exact what the intent was.”</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:15:27 +0000 Liz Reid 23191 at http://wesa.fm Peduto's Early Retirement Plan for City Employees No Longer Tied to Pensions http://wesa.fm/post/pedutos-early-retirement-plan-city-employees-no-longer-tied-pensions <p>Mayor Bill Peduto’s early retirement plan for city employees was once again brought before City Council on Wednesday, but with one major change.</p><p>“This program has nothing to do with pensions,” Peduto’s Chief of Staff, Kevin Acklin, told the legislative body. “It’s a separate benefit that we would propose to make available to these employees if they so elect, or if their service is terminated.”</p><p>The change comes after rumblings that tying early retirement to pensions might not be allowed under Act 47 oversight or by the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:00:32 +0000 Liz Reid 22875 at http://wesa.fm