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Conway Orders State Pension System to Open Books

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has instructed the agency that oversees the state pension system to publicly disclose its employees’ salaries after it denied a retirees open records request.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has instructed the agency that oversees the state pension system to publicly disclose its employees’ salaries after it denied a retirees open records request.

The Kentucky Retirement Systems is responsible for the investment of funds and administration that provide $13 billion in benefits for state and county retirees. Conway has said the public has a right to know who works for the agency and how much they earn.

It appears not even its board of trustees members know that information.

From the Herald-Leader:

Robert Wilcher, a member of the KRS board of trustees, said he and his colleagues hadn’t heard about the case until after KRS management denied Carroll-Smith’s request. KRS executives have not disclosed their pay to the board, either, Wilcher said.

“Nobody on the board has any idea what anybody makes over there,” Wilcher said. “We’re never given any numbers.”