Four employees leave LSU over state law dispute

    Four LSU employees who didn’t follow a state law tied to their employment have resigned.

    Based on public records, WAFB-TV reports that LSU administrators allowed the workers to continue their employment, despite being in violation of a state law requiring any state employee earning over $100,000 per year to obtain a Louisiana driver’s license and register any vehicles in their name in the state.

    The highest paid of the four, LSU Chief Technology Officer Andrea Ballinger, had an annual salary of $268,000, according to an internal audit from LSU. Ballinger was hired from Illinois State University in 2017.   

    The four employees say when they accepted their positions at LSU, they didn’t know about the law and they would have declined the job offer if they were aware of that requirement, the audit said. Read the full story.  

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