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New Head of The DAS After Carroll Firing
Des Moines, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) - Governor Terry Branstad has named a new director for the Iowa Department of Administrative Services.
This week, he appointed Janet Phipps Burkhead as the new director of the DAS.
Shes replacing Mike Carroll who was fired in April after a controversy surrounding secret settlements with former state employees.
In those settlements, more than half a million dollars was paid to keep former employees quiet about the situations surrounding their firing.
The DAS includes the government's human resources department.
Last week, the COO of the DAS also resigned but did not specify why.
Phipps still has to be approved into her post by the Senate.