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Barnett Declines Comment on Pension Plans

We caught up with Managing Director Camille Barnett this morning to ask whether she plans to buy in to the city pension program.

Barnett Declines Comment on Pension Plans

We caught up with Managing Director Camille Barnett this morning to ask whether she plans to buy in to the city pension program.

Daily News columnist Stu Bykofsky today took a whack at the program, which will allow Barnett -- who plans to leave the government in June after a little over two years in service -- to pay $120,451 into the fund in order to get a $49,880 annual pension. (The Inquirer first reported those terms last week.) Barnett isn't vested in the pension, but can credit previous years of public service to legally get the perk.

But will Barnett buy in? She declined to take our questions. "I don't have any comment about that," Barnett said.

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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