Friday, March 27, 2015

New Haven probe locates missing CEO fines

By Mary E. O'Leary
Register Staff
NEW HAVEN >> The city, upon further review, has found fines levied by the Commission on Equal Opportunities over the past two years and determined that they were deposited in the city’s general fund.
Last week, Commission on Equal Opportunities Executive Director Nichole Jefferson was put on paid administrative leave so officials could look into allegations that she had failed to properly collect fines against companies that violated rules for contractors using public funds.
The city said they were also looking into the relationship between the CEO and the Construction Workforce Initiative 2 to see if city resources or personnel were used to benefit CWI 2, a training program that holds sessions several times a year to teach construction skills.

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