From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
Joe Ganim’s office insisted the returned mayor received no special treatment when he was allowed to pick up where he left off with his accrued benefits after resigning in 2003 following a corruption conviction.
It is true Ganim was not the first high-level City Hall staffer to be allowed to “bridge” his split service rather than start from scratch as a brand new hire.
But Hearst Connecticut Media has neither found nor been provided any clear written local policy or guidelines for granting certain Bridgeport employees the perk, or why it has been an internal decision involving neither the City Council nor the Civil Service Commission.
Full story here.