At Monday’s Connecticut Legal Conference, CHRO Chair Gary Collins spoke for a bit about the developments at the oft-maligned agency since he’s come on board. (You can follow all the tweets from the conference on Twitter using #ctlegalconf as
BREAKING: Tanya Hughes Named New Executive Director of CHRO
The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities has selected a new Executive Director from within. Tanya Hughes — who had been serving as the Interim Executive Director — has been formally named the new CHRO Executive Director.
According to a press release issued by the CHRO on Thursday morning:
The nation’s first state-sponsored
Changes at the Top at CHRO
The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is going through some changes now in leadership.
Late last month, the CHRO voted unanimously to appoint Tanya Hughes as the acting executive director. According to a press release, “she will serve on an interim basis while the Commission conducts a search to find a permanent executive director.…
General Assembly Approves Significant Changes to CHRO Process
The dust is still settling on the flurry of activity in the closing hours of the General Assembly last night. It’s going to take a few days to get caught up on all the bills that were passed. Watch for more updates soon.
CHRO Executive Director Acknowledges Past Shortcomings, Promises Changes
At a packed gathering last night, new CHRO Executive Director Robert Brothers, Jr. did his best to defend the agency over the past mistakes while urging that he not be judged on that past history.
He acknowledged in a meeting of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section that there "have been a…
CBA Labor & Employment Law Committee Meeting with New CHRO Executive Director
Kudos to Robert Brothers, the new Executive Director of the CHRO, for agreeing to meet with the Connecticut Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Committee. It is now set for February 25, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell, Connecticut. Full details are available here as well as instructions on how you…
New CHRO Agency Head: Changes are Coming
The Connecticut Law Tribune snagged an in-depth interview with new CHRO Executive Director Robert Brothers this week.
in it, Brothers shares his views that the CHRO has made missteps in the past and that he is going to try to turn that around. Among the changes that he is considering are an revamp of the agency’s…
CHRO Names Robert Brothers Jr. as New Permanent Executive Director
Robert Brothers Jr. can remove the "acting" from his job title.
Late last week, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) appointed Robert J. Brothers, Jr. to a four year term as the permanent Executive Director. Brothers had been acting Executive Director for the last 18 months.
According to the Commission Chairman, "Attorney…
Minutes from CHRO Meeting Reveal Progress on Executive Director Search and Task Force Recommendations
Recently released minutes from a December 2008 meeting (available here) of the CHRO commissioners reveal that an outside search firm is in the process of being retained to assist with an search for a new Executive Director.
The minutes — which are released approximately one month after the original meeting — discuss the status of the…
CHRO Responds to Criticism in Law Tribune – What Next?
Earlier this month, the Connecticut Law Tribune published a column by attorney Karen Lee Torre that was — how do I put this gently — stinging in its criticism of the CHRO and called for its elimination (you can find a link to it in an earlier post .)
Acting CHRO Executive Director Robert J. Brothers Jr. has…