Audit finds DMV worker slept on job for years, fire chief built tiki bar


A California DMV worker slept at work daily for years and an assistant fire chief used state resources to build a Tiki bar behind his home.

These are among the cases highlighted in a state auditor’s report released Tuesday about improper activity by government workers. Auditors substantiated seven complaints and found $200,000 in misused money.

Auditors estimate the Department of Motor Vehicles worker slept more than 2,000 hours on the job over a nearly four-year period. She was not disciplined.

The Cal Fire assistant chief had state workers under his command build an unauthorized structure on state property with plumbing and electrical connections. The report shows he decorated the structure as a Tiki bar where he served alcohol to his guests. He was suspended for 30 days without pay.

At Fresno State employees were taking extended breaks from work. They would go home and go shopping, costing the state $11,000 in lost work. 

Some people say it shows the lack of accountability for state workers. 



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