Re "CalPERS halts double pay" (The Public Eye, Jan. 19): Clearly it is more cost-effective to provide limited additional funding for existing employees to perform extra work then it is to recruit, employee and fund new employees, and place them into CalPERS retirement system.
There is no need to hire and then terminate when a project concludes in a year or so.
CalPERS method has been around for many years, and is a prime example of not hiring new people, or retaining outside consultants for short-term projects. It makes fine fiscal sense.
CalPERS should be commended for this effort, not condemned.
-- Steven H. Brackett, Van Nuys