Tuesday, September 27, 2016

UConn 2000 Program - UConn broke the law and was caught.  Now they are doing it again - Wait What?

UConn 2000 Program - UConn broke the law and was caught.  Now they are doing it again - Wait What?:

UConn 2000 Program – UConn broke the law and was caught.  Now they are doing it again

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From today’s CT Mirror
UConn first came under fire over its capital program in 2005 amid reports that new dormitories that hadn’t been subjected to fire and other safety code inspections had been opened and were housing roughly 5,000 students.
An investigatory panel appointed by Rell and chaired by former Rep. Jonathan Pelto, D-Mansfield, concluded UConn had improperly shifted tens of millions of dollars from one project to another. That investigation also showed that funds earmarked for deferred maintenance were used for expansions and new construction.
Rell and the legislature responded with several reforms in 2006, including creation of the Construction Management Oversight Committee. It was was comprised of seven members — four appointed jointly by the governor and legislative leaders and three named by the UConn Board of Trustees. UConn also appoints the chairman of the oversight panel.
“The Governor’s Commission on UConn Review and Accountability recommended a strict oversight process for UConn 2000 building funds,” Pelto said Monday. “The legislature put those recommendations into law. … It is beyond shocking that they have returned to their old ways and have been ducking the mandated oversight process.”
Deprived of overdue appointments, the panel tasked with overseeing the 
UConn 2000 Program - UConn broke the law and was caught.  Now they are doing it again - Wait What?:

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