State employees play: You pay
June 30, 2010
Time once again for another state auditor’s report of state employees misbehaving on company time. [California Watch]
Many of the investigations were based on whistleblower complaints and address a wide range of sordid allegations including: taking improper gifts, falsifying travel expenses, and failing to report used vacation time. The result is a cost to California taxpayers of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
You can read the full report here.
Participating in other employment during state work hours and misusing state resources at a total cost to the State of $70,105.
Misusing the time of two psychiatric technicians, resulting in a loss to the State of $110,797.
Improperly allowing a business owner to use state university facilities, equipment, and supplies costing $20,790.
Claiming $392 in travel expenses not incurred and violating state law by accepting gifts in the form of substantial hotel discounts.
Failing to report 82 hours of leave taken, for which the State paid $2,605.
Receiving at least $1,840 in gifts from a vendor, thus creating the appearance that the gifts were rewards for doing business.
Failing to account accurately for absences that cost $1,206.
Improperly exempting an estimated 3,000 after-school education programs from child care licensing requirements.