State employees at the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection were granted overtime pay for normal hours and improper worker’s compensation benefits, according to a recent audit of the department.
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.
Raises for Connecticut’s unionized personal care assistants pits the state against private home care providers
In March, the legislature approved raises for 8,500 unionized personal care assistants through the state’s Medicaid waiver program, but the wage increase leaves private home care agencies struggling to compete — not only for clients but for employees.
Connecticut’s bond commission approved over $80 million in economic assistance for 16 different companies — including giants like Electric Boat, Walgreens and PriceWaterhouseCoopers — but the grants and loans drew some critical questions from panel members.
Republican Senate President Len Fasano of North Haven, sent a letter to UConn President Susan Herbst and UConn Health Center CEO Andrew Agwunobi blasting the university health center for its “blatant misuse of taxpayer dollars.”
UConn Health Center Chief Executive Officer Andrew Agwunobi approved salary increases for UConn employees who approved a $563,000 contract with a consulting company Agwunobi worked for, according to state auditors.