I received the following tidbits from yet another source from the inside. I have edited the original quite a bit, but here is the gist…
A quick note with respect to “time clocks ticking away…” the policy at the OEM/9-1-1 Center is the secretary for each office keeps track of time, but the Director must sign the time sheets before it goes to payroll.
Here’s the skinny… both secretaries have to do what they are told and three of the managers refuse to report their whereabouts should they have failed to show for work, arrived late, or left early!
On the 9-1-1 side, several hourly employees also abuse the time clock regularly. In many cases, they are late coming to, or leave the office early, take several hours off for a lunch,or simply leave after an hour of work for a “doctor’s appointment”. They simply skip clocking in/out, and their time is manually entered when payroll is due.
Secondly, and even more egregious, is a certain Director has a habit of taking female employees off for a ride, and sometimes to his home, on the clock, in a county vehicle. This Director and said employees have lots and lots of rendezvouses on a daily basis.
So, can anyone out there tell me the identity of the individual who took a county vehicle to Pittsburgh on a family vacation in 2009? Was the county ever reimbursed for this personal trip?