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Aug 10, 2012 1:26 PM

Personnel Board Delays Decision In Hiring Case

FRANKFORT (AP) - The State Personnel Board has postponed action on a complaint alleging political influence helped a prison worker land a job at the Little Sandy Correctional Complex near Sandy Hook.

Chairman Doug Sapp said the issue will be reviewed and taken up again in September.

An applicant who was passed over for the $40,000-a-year position of operations manager at the prison filed the complaint, claiming that he didn't get the job because House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins had urged prison officials to hire someone else.

Adkins had written a general letter of recommendation on behalf of an applicant. That letter became the centerpiece in the political discrimination case.

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