An employee of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities used excessive paid administrative leave and the state’s Voluntary Schedule Reduction Program to reach exactly 10 years of state service before quitting, making him or her eligible for a state retirement medical benefits.
An audit of the Connecticut state employee retirement system released Thursday led to Republican House Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, to call for a hearing on the auditors’ findings. The report by the state auditors revealed a number of instances of wasteful spending amounting to millions in overpayments or payments in violation of state statute during the years of 2012 and 2013.
A state employee with the Department of Developmental Services was placed on paid administrative leave for 69 weeks pending an investigation and collected $81,500 during that time, according to a report from state auditors.
A federal audit revealed a litany of errors, poor documentation and questionable spending by the Bridgeport Housing Authority, including the use of $1.75 million of housing funds to pay for past-due bills instead of helping people pay for housing. The money, which was meant to be used for housing choice vouchers and low-rent reserve funds, was provided by the federal government. The Bridgeport Housing Authority - now called Park City Communities - is disputing this finding.
As has been reported previously, the Yankee Institute is the process of evaluating each municipal website in Connecticut for 40 key data points such as contact information, financial data, budgets, and more. While the evaluations are still in progress, several towns are taking strides to improve their websites in response ...