Judge Joseph Shortall on Thursday vacated the state Citizen Ethics Advisory Board’s ruling that would have forced Corey Edsall to leave his job when his contract expires in January.
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Shortall says Randy Edsall was not yet a state employee when he negotiated for his son to be hired. The judge says the board made a mistake by determining that the head coach was hired in December 2016, finding that Edsall wasn’t a state employee until a month later.
UConn’s President Susan Herbst has released the following statement on Thursday’s decision:
“The university appealed the board’s ruling because we were confident that UConn carefully followed state statute and well-established management practices in instances such as this. We are gratified that the judge unambiguously agreed. We look forward to moving on.”
That original ethics ruling led to a change in state law allowing immediate family members to work in the same department within the higher education system under certain conditions.