The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services paid more than $12 million in interest for tax refunds totaling nearly $5 million because they withheld those refunds for upwards of seven years, according to a new audit. The audit listed tax refunds from years 2014 through 2018 and found that late returns ...
DRS Deputy Commissioner Mooney quietly announces retirement
On Friday, June 1 Department of Revenue Services Deputy Commissioner Joseph Mooney quietly informed human resources he will retire from service, effective July 1, according to DRS spokesman James Carson.
While the announcement that DRS Commissioner Kevin Sullivan was leaving DRS for the private sector received much media attention and a press release from Gov. Dannel Malloy, no announcements or details regarding Mooney’s departure have yet been made by DRS or the governor’s office and few seemed aware of Mooney’s decision.
Mooney served as second in command at Connecticut’s tax agency and last year earned $151,463 in salary with an additional $38,588 in benefits. He briefly took the leadership role at DRS after Sullivan announced he was leaving state service in May.
Mooney’s decision to retire coincided with Malloy’s announcement that Department of Labor Commissioner Scott Jackson would take the leadership helm at Connecticut’s tax collecting agency.
A recent report on DRS employee allegations raised questions regarding employee morale and work conditions within the state office.
Carson offered no additional comments regarding Mooney’s departure and the governor’s office has not yet returned calls for comment or details.
The Connecticut Workers Compensation Commission, which oversees and administers worker compensation claims, lacked approvals for medical leaves of absence for its own employees, according to a new audit. “The commission did not have medical certificates on file for 5 out of 8 medical leaves of absence we reviewed,” the auditors ...