HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has appointed a former Kansas state official to lead Connecticut’s Department of Social Services.

He announced Tuesday he is naming Roderick L. Bremby, the former cabinet secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, as his new DSS commissioner.

Malloy says Bremby’s experience in Kansas designing new systems for managing personnel, purchasing and documents will be helpful at DSS, which Malloy wants to modernize.

The 51-year-old Bremby served eight years in former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ administration as her secretary.

During that time he sat on a board that dealt with Medicaid issues.

His appointment awaits legislative confirmation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  1. newenglandsnob says:

    The connection with Sebelius makes me feel creepy….however as all state agencies, DSS needs a lot of streamlining and there are probably plenty of employees that could go in the process. I don’t like to see anyone lose their job, even state workers, but if it’s called for then do it. The income levels required to get any medical help in this state are tragically low. Yes I am one who falls thru the cracks…barely keeping a roof and food but how on earth can one pay 300 mo per person for Charter Oak, plus copays and all that….no way. For SAGA you have to be living in a cardboard box. Shame.

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