Dealing From The Bottom Of The Deck!

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IT IS COMMON PRATICE DURING ELECTION TIME FOR OPPENTS TO USE WHAT EVER MEANS POSSIBLE TO GET ELECTED, THEY BRING UP VOTING RECORDS THEY BRING UP LACK OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS, ONE THING THAT IS CONSIDER OFF LIMITS IS ANY ATTACK ON YOUR OPPENTS PERSONEL LIFE ,FAMILY OR PRIVATE WORK.

WELL, YOU WILL HEAR HOW THE LAST STATEMENT WAS VIOLATED.

THE DATE MAY 8TH AT 3:40PM CALL ON MY CELL PHONE FROM THE HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR FOR OSWEGO COUNTY.

THE SUBJECT OF THE CALL WAS TO INFORM ME THAT BECAUSE I HAD RETIRED FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, I WOULD HAVE TO RESIGN MY OPPISTION AT THE COUNTY FOR ONE DAY AND GET REINSTATED OR LOSE MY STATE PENSION AND IF I REPORTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE MEETING ON NEXT DAY I COULD LOSE MY PENSION.

TELLING ME I HAD TO CALL THE STATE PENSION INTEGRITY BUREAU AT 1-866-805-0990 IMMEDIATELY, I TOLD HER I WAS IN MY CAR HEADED TO A LACROSS GAME. SHE AGAIN STATED I HAD TO CALL THE STATE, DURING THE CONVERSATION SHE SAID I WOULD HAVE TO CALL THE COUNTY CLERK FOR THE PROCEDURE. I ASKED HER TO TEXT ME THE NUMBER FOR THE STATE PENSION INTERGRITY BUREAU.

SHE DID, ALONG WITH THE LINK TO RSSL 212 TO  FIND OUT INFORMATION. AFTER BEING ON HOLD FROM THE STATE RETIRMENT SYSTEM FOR 25 MINUTES, I SPOKE TO A REPRESENTATIVE FROM PENSION INTEGRITY BUREAU.  HE TOLD ME THAT THE WAY HE READ THE STATE LAW, I COULDN’T LEAVE ONE AND STAY EMPLOYED BY THE OTHER.

I MADE FOUR PHONE CALLS, ONE TO THE STATE COMPTROLERS OFFICE, ONE TO THE STATE SENATOR, ONE TO THE PAST MINORITY LEADER, ONE TO A PERSONAL FRIEND.

NOW I HAD RETIRED APRIL 30TH AND I DIDN’T GET A CALL UNTIL EIGHT DAYS LATER, WITH LESS THAN 12 HOURS TO MAKE A DECISION.

WHY?

IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS, I FOUND OUT THE TRUE ANSWER FROM THE STATE COMPTROLERS OFFICE LEGAL TEAM THAT CONTROLS STATE PENSIONS. MR. SCOTT LUKOWSKI. UNDER BOTH RSSL214-A AND 2 NYCRR 374-2,RSSL 212.

E-MAIL FROM SCOTT LUKOWSKI :RSSL 214-A ALLOWS AN ELECTED COUNTY,CITY,TOWN OR VILLAGE OFFICIAL TO CONTNUE IN A CURRENT TERM OF SUCH ELECTICED  OFFICE AT THE TIME OF THEIR RETIREMENT FROM ANOHTER POSTION OF PUBLIC SERVICE.

HE STATES THE FOLLOWING:

YOU ARE 76 AND THE RSSL 212 LIMIT WOULD NOT APPLY AND THE LEGISLATIVE POSITION PAYS LESS THAN 35K.

RSSL214-A-READS-THE ANNUAL COMPENSATION FOR THE ELECTIVE OFFICE IS LESS THAN ANNUAL COMPENSATION OF THE POSTION OR POSITIONS FROM WHICH THE MEMBER IS RETIREING . IN THE EVENT THAT THE INDIVIDUAL IS RETRING FOR MORE THAN ONE NONELECTIVE POSTION, THE ANNUAL COMPENSTION FOR THE ELECTIVE FOOICE MUS BE LESS THAT THE TOTAL OF THE ANNUAL COMPENSTION OF THE OTHER POWTION AND (YES IT IS)

B-THE ANNUAL COMPENSTION FOR THE ECECTIVE OFFICE DOES NOT EXCEED THE THEN APPLICANLE LIMIT WITH RESPECT TO ALLOWABLE POSTRITRIEMENT PUBLIC COMPENSATION PROVIDED BY SECTION 212 RETIRMENT AND SOCIAL SECURTIY LAW-(YES IT DOES)

SINCE BOTH REQUIRMENTS ARE SATISFIED YOU WOULD BE PROPERLY RETIRED.

SCOTT LUKOWSKE, ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

NYS AND LOCAL RETREIMENT SYSTEM.

NOW I FOUND THIS ALL OUT IN LESS THAN 24HRS OF BEING TOLD I HAD TO RESIGN FOR ONE DAY AND GET REINSTATED. (WHICH EVERYONE IN THIS COUNTY KNOWS WOULDN’T HAPPEN)

ON MAY 10TH WHEN I ASKED THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES WHAT I SHOULD DO.

SHE SENT ME AN EMAIL TELLING ME THAT THEY HAE CHECKED WITH THE COUNTY ATTORNEY AND HE HAD FOUND A CLAUSE AND I WAS OK.

NOW WITH ALL THIS INFORMATION BEING KNOWN, WE ALL KNOW THAT NO DEPARTMENT HEAD DOES ANYTHING WITHOUT THE EXPRESS CONSENT OF A HIGHER AUTHORY.

ACCOUNTABLE: I HOLD THE HIGHER AUTHORTY ACCOUNTABLE.

 THINKING IT WOULD BE A WAY TO REMOVE ME FROM MY POSITION.THEY CAN’T DO IT THROUGH THE ELECTION PROCESS, BUT MAYBE IF WE DEAL FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE DECK  AND WE CAN TRICK FRANK INTO RESIGNING. IT DIDN’T WORK AND THE EGG IS ON THE FACE OF THE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY.

THERE ARE LEGAL WAS TO HAVE AN ELECTED OFFICAL REMOVED FROM THEIR JOB, VIOLATION OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, ETHIC CHARGES AND CODE OF CONDUCT.

WHAT HAPPENED HERE COULD POSSIBLY BE A TOTAL  VIOLATION OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT, IN THAT THEY TRIED TO DEAL FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE DECK AND GOT CAUGHT.

FIRST CALL SHOULD HAVE BEEN TO THE COUNTY ATTORNEY, NOT ME AND IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE ON MAY 1ST OR 2ND. NOT MAY 10TH.

THIS CAUSED UNDUE STRESS ON MY WIFE THINKING WE WERE GOING TO LOSE MY STATE PENSION. YOU CAN ATTACK ME ANYTIME ON MY BELIEFS BUT NOT MY HOME OR INCOME.

THIS IS THE WORSE CASE OF POLITIAL DIRTY DEALINGS I HAVE SEEN FROM THIS ELECTED BODY AND I DON’T THINK ALL KNEW ABOUT IT BUT THEY DO NOW.

THIS WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN AND WILL NEVER BE FORGIVEN.

FRANK CASTIGLIA JR.

OSWEGO COUNTY LEGISLATOR 25TH DISTRICT(STILL)

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