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  • v. Present participle of spike.


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  • A sampling would assist in spiking user interest for further browsing or searching.

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  • The document specifically targets San Francisco's police officers and firefighters for essentially gaming the system through "spiking" - the practice of artificially inflating retirement benefits by increasing their compensation just before retiring, often through temporary promotions.

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  • Some Agile teams have used the term iteration 0 or sprint 0 - as a first development timebox set aside for this initial research along with getting the development environment setup and ready to go, and doing some initial architectural prototyping or "spiking" - the rough equivalent of high level design from an architectural perspective.

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  • Another, known as spiking,'' involves employees nearing retirement who are suddenly given a new job title with a dramatic boost in salary. Top Stories

  • Pension spiking occurs when compensation is inflated during the worker's last year.


  • Also remember that the spiking is a very small portion of the shortfall. 8% to be exact.

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  • "spiking" - big increases in a government worker's salary just before retirement to - Business News

  • He mentions how employees game the system by "spiking" the hours worked in the last year before retirement to raise their benefits, deceptive pension accounting practices and lack of political will to tackle pension problems.

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  • Mr. Schwarzenegger declared in May that he wouldn 't sign a budget unless lawmakers and unions agreed to roll back pensions for new hires, increase employee contributions to their savings, curb pension "spiking" abuses and increase the transparency of pension boards.


  • A tentative contract recently reached for the California Association of Highway Patrolmen would increase monthly employee contributions to 10% from 8%, and would base retirement benefits on the highest three years of wages rather than the single highest year, to prevent pension "spiking," in which employees try to boost their final-year pay to increase their income for pension-calculation purposes.

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