SALEM -- An audit and other state records show the former leader of the agency that operates some Oregon highway rest areas retired in May 2011 but continued to work for $84,000 a year while drawing a pension of more than $6,000 a month.
The Salem Statesman Journal (stjr.nl/Ruh6Ov) reports that when she retired Cheryl Gribskov told only the two leaders of the governing council of Oregon Travel Experience.
A secretary of state's audit this week questioned the secrecy.
Gribskov made public her retirement in March and resigned in July as questions arose.
It's not unusual for state employees to retire and return to work half time. When they do, agencies no longer have to contribute for benefits.
Gribskov's arrangement allowed her to cut back her hours and salary by just 30 percent.
Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com