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April 16, 2014

Regents considering Branstad order on settlements

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — More than three weeks later, the Iowa Board of Regents is still figuring out how to comply with Gov. Terry Branstad's order to post employee settlement agreements online.

In an executive order on March 24, Branstad ordered his administration and the regents to post all legal agreements that resolve employment disputes on websites that are easily accessible to the public.

The Department of Administrative Services has posted executive branch settlements on its website, but the regents' office hasn't done so yet. The regents govern the state's three public universities, and special schools for hearing- and vision-impaired students.

Regents spokeswoman Sheila Koppin said Tuesday during a media briefing that board officials "have been having discussions" about the executive order. She said she didn't have any more information.

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