Embattled UW-Green Bay Official To Leave Job

Monday, September 19, 2011

A UW-Green Bay official facing questions about whether he retired and took his old position back so he could collect a salary on top of retirement benefits plans to step down in December, the school announced Friday.

The search for Tom Maki's replacement will be launched within the next two weeks, UWGB Chancellor Tom Harden said.

Maki, the school's vice chancellor for finance and business, has been under intense scrutiny for the past week after WISN talk radio show host Mark Belling reported Maki retired from his post in mid-March only to be re-hired by Harden a month later to the same position. The move allowed Maki to start collecting his $131,000 salary along with his retirement benefits, estimated to fall somewhere between $40,000 and $70,000 a year.

State law permits re-hiring recent retirees as long as they're out of a job for 30 days and they don't set up a deal before they leave that they'll be re-hired.

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