The Sept. 27 article “NC pension system’s executive director receives $105,464 salary boost” was proof that the unbelievable salary increases are continuing at the Department of the State Treasurer. When I began as a new employee at the department four months ago, I was appalled at the salaries that had recently been paid to people in my office. As an 18-year state employee, I was not used to hearing about $86,000 pay raises! This $105,464 salary boosts takes the cake! I hope that the legislature will confirm that these salaries are warranted under the funds it approved. To know that these salaries are coming out of the pension plan that should be a sacred trust is in my opinion corrupt.