Settlement reached after city worker is accused of misusing resources

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A city worker has reached a settlement with the city after the worker was accused of misusing city resources for his or her own benefit.

According to the city’s Ethics Commission, the employee did not take appropriate vacation leave when working at a non-city job.

On November 14, 2016, the Commission received anonymous information the the employee was using city time to work at the non-city job. An investigation found approximately 62 hours of overlapping time from the city job and the non-city job between June 2016 to December 2016. A notice of violation was issued to the employee.

Both parties discussed and approved the settlement, which the Commission approved on February 21, 2018.

According to the Commission, records reviewed indicate that the employee tried to do the right thing in most circumstances by requesting leave when he did work at the non-city job, or taking leave without pay when the employee ran out of vacation.

As part of the settlement, the employee must reimburse the city $1,890.

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