State retirement officials have ordered DuPont city officials to pay a total of $600,000 for incorrectly classifying three current and former city employees as independent contractors.
An audit released Friday by the state Department of Retirement Systems found that Fire Chief Greg Hull wrongly received retirement pension payments while contracting to run the south Pierce County city’s fire department. It held the city liable for them because it did not report accurate information to the state-run pension system. Officials said the amount totaled $555,000.
The audit also ordered the city make contributions owed to the system from two other employees, …