From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
The mayor’s office recently confirmed to Hearst Connecticut Media that Ganim is being treated as a “bridge employee” who picked up where he left off when sworn in Dec. 1, 2015, rather than as a new hire starting at the bottom.
If you’re Ganim, who already earns $144,000, bridging is a good thing because it means a fatter pension, an annual bonus, cheaper health care and more vacation time.
“In 2016 Mayor Ganim started his 13th year working for the city and was bridged to his prior 12 years,” his spokesman, Av Harris said.
It is not a new concept. Harris, cited 10 other examples since 1996–four in Ganim’s new administration. He emphasized the mayor received no special treatment.
Full story here.