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April 23, 2014

Here’s one explanation for why Sebelius is still sticking around

There’s a financial incentive if she reaches the five-year mark

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The facts, faces and hum of local politics with Steve Kraske and Dave Helling

If you’ve wondered why former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is still on the job as Health and Human Services secretary even after announcing her resignation, here’s one possible explanation.

Money.

The Daily Caller

reports

that Sebelius is eligible for a $10,000 annual pension once she completes five years of continuous service to the federal government.

Do the math: Sebelius was sworn in on April 28, 2009, meaning she’s about to hit that magical five-year mark.

Besides the pension, Sebelius also is eligible for certain taxpayer-funded health-care benefits.

When Sebelius announced her resignation, she said she’d stay on the job until the Senate confirmed her successor.

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