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Feyen, Thiesfeldt Introduce Bill to Expand Military Service Credit for DOC Employees

State Senator Dan Feyen and Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt introduced a bill this week that would change the treatment of military service under the Wisconsin Retirement System for employees of the state Department of Corrections. Current law only provides credit in the retirement system for military service prior to 1974. Under the bill, DOC employees who are veterans that have served at any time – including in more recent conflicts – will be able to receive credit in the retirement system after five years of employment. The Department of Corrections currently employs over 1,000 veterans, and Feyen and Thiesfeldt said in a joint statement “It’s so important that we recognize the service of all our veterans. They have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and they deserve to be taken care of once they return home.”