IOWA CITY, IOWA- The Governor of Iowa's staff maintains a "do not rehire" list that's grown by more than 250 names since Terry Branstad returned to office in 2011.
The list now has more than 1,400 names of people who were previously fired.
The list is more than 20 years old even though the state lacks clear legal justification and policies for how workers' names are added and removed.
Administrative law judges have ruled since 2009 the state doesn't have "the statutory or regulatory authority" to ban employment for fired workers.
The Department of Administrative Services says the list is used to reject bad employees and save the taxpayers money.
The 250 names added since Branstad took office is about twice the pace of his predecessor.
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