"Six firefighter’s pay increases were suspended after it was discovered their bachelor’s degrees were from an unaccredited distance learning institution, Warren National University, formerly Kennedy-Western University, based in Wyoming." "According to a 1994 ordinance regarding education pay increases for city employees, any full-time employee who has received a four-year degree in a job-related area from an accredited college, university or professional school is eligible for the incentive." "The six firefighters will now be grandfathered into the new ordinance. They will also receive back pay from the time the pay raises were suspended." “What we’ve done is closed the loophole from the previous ordinance,” said Councilmember Teresa Nichols. http://www.pelhamreporter.com/2009/08/17/council-reinstates-six-firefighters-education-incentive-pay-raises/#respond August 2009 Alabama Shaking my head at this one.