Skip to comments.Sebelius stays on just long enough to get government benefits
Posted on 04/22/2014 4:06:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
When the embattled Kathleen Sebelius announced her intention to resign as secretary of Health and Human Services, she pledged to stay in President Barack Obamas cabinet until her replacement was confirmed by the Senate.
Turns out, there may be a financial incentive for the former Kansas governor to take her time getting out of Washington.
Next week, Sebelius becomes eligible to receive a government pension and continue certain taxpayer-funded health-care benefits when she hits her five-year employment mark with the federal government, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) policy indicates.
Under OPM rules, Sebelius, who was sworn into office on April 28, 2009, would be eligible to receive these benefits after completing five years of continuous service in the federal government.
While she announced her resignation on April 11, Sebelius does not mark her five-year anniversary with the federal government until April 28. Her successor is not expected to be sworn in until after that date. The Senate, which is on recess, comes back into session the same day Sebelius hits the five year mark.
Asked to confirm the existence of these benefits for Sebelius, an OPM spokesman would only direct TheDC to a website that answers questions for government retirees.
But according to a Daily Caller analysis based on information on the agencys website, Sebelius, under the Federal Employee Retirement System, could receive an estimated $10,000 pension from the government each year.
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Heh. Not very Maoist of her.
That’s on top of her state pension for service as Kansas’ Governor. She won’t exactly be left to fend for herself once she leaves Washington.
Prove it. What did she actually do besides speak and testify?
These people are disgusting.
Gabby Giffords did that, too. Stayed on for over a year after the shooting. Her husband and family pretending she might return to politics. It’s a complete Democrat thing.
Shill for abortion?
She’s going from a $200 grand a year job (cabinet) to a $2 million a year job (lobbyist/consultant).
Her $10 grand govt pension will buy some nice presents for the grandkids.
Her spouse is a federal judge so another nice pension coming there.
What...she'll live another 20-25 years?
Kathleen Sebelius was born May 15, 1948, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was director of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association (19771987). As a Democrat, Sebelius entered politics as a member of the Kansas House of Representatives for eight years, from 1986 to 1994. She then served as the Kansas Insurance Commissioner from 1994 to 2002. She was elected Governor of Kansas in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. In 2009, Sebelius joined the administration of President Barack Obama as the head of the Department of Health and Human Services. She resigned from the post in 2014.
She wont exactly be left to fend for herself once she leaves Washington.”
Well, maybe she and Bob Dole can get together and share experiences over dinner when she goes back to Kansas.
Five years = health care for life and a pension. Try to find that in the private sector!
> So she will be in the Federal Employees Retirement system and will not have 0bamacare but will have the same Cadillac insurance that the representatives have.
Am I understanding this correctly? She gets a pension after ONLY 5 years of service?!
OPM = Other People's Money.
Which was the same reason Gabrielle Giffords did not resign after it was apparent she could no longer adequately represent her district.
She gets a pension after ONLY 5 years of service?!
She will not get full pension but it will be the lowest percent. I forgot what it will be. She will not be eligible until about 65 years old though.
Thanks for waking up. This is what you voted for.
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