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Auditors: UConn Health paid $192,500 to resigning CEO

UConn's John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington

UConn Health paid $192,500 to the former John Dempsey Hospital CEO who chose to resign because of a pending reorganization – a waste of resources, state auditors wrote in a report released Wednesday. Continue Reading →

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State, unions agree on more lenient disability-pension standard

Dan Livingston and Sal Luciano

A new agreement that restores a more lenient standard for awarding state disability pensions will take effect immediately and won’t be presented to the General Assembly for consideration in 2016, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration confirmed Thursday. Continue Reading →

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Auditors: UConn ‘burdened’ CT with $77M in ‘unnecessary interest costs’

UConn's John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington

The University of Connecticut burdened the state with an estimated $77 million in “unnecessary interest costs” when it secured financing 19 months ago for a new ambulatory services center in at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, the state auditors of public accounts reported Wednesday. Continue Reading →

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Malloy administration says it’s negotiating to fix disability pay controversy

Lisa Grasso Egan, undersecretary for the Office of Policy and Management's labor relations unit.

A representative of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration told state retirement officials Thursday that the administration is negotiating with employee unions and hopes to soon resolve a controversy involving millions of dollars in disability benefit payments. Continue Reading →

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Feds, investigating conflict of interest, freeze $4.6 million in UConn grants

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A federal research agency has suspended $4.6 million in grants it awarded to the University of Connecticut while federal officials investigate the university’s use of grant money to buy equipment from a tech company owned by two UConn professors. State auditors charged that the public university failed to notify their office of the investigation, as state law requires. Continue Reading →

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Auditors: More miscues managing CT teachers’ retirement system

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The state agency that oversees benefits for 32,000 retired Connecticut teachers came under fire again Thursday from the state auditors. Among other things, it failed to keep track of $50 million owed to a retirement health care program throughout most of 2012 and 2013. Continue Reading →

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