Conn. governor says raises hurt regents board's credibility

Oct 12, 2012

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the credibility of the central office of the Board of Regents for Higher Education for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system has been damaged by a flap over unauthorized pay raises.

Malloy said Thursday the board needs to conduct a review of what he calls "serious problems" and take appropriate steps.

Robert A. Kennedy, the board president, said this week he made a mistake when he awarded raises of up to $48,000 to 21 staff members earlier this year without the approval or knowledge of an oversight board. He said he was suspending the raises.

Malloy says the week's developments have overshadowed accomplishments from the last year including an office consolidation that has saved millions and made money available for new faculty positions.

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