City of Winnipeg suspends 3 employees accused of slacking on the job
Three city building inspectors have been suspended without pay and three others have quit as the City of Winnipeg continues to investigate allegations that some employees were slacking off at work.
The suspensions come after the city agreed to pay $18,000 for private surveillance video allegedly showing city employees running personal errands, shopping and even working out at the gym during paid hours.
Earlier this month, several Winnipeg building inspectors were reportedly caught on video doing personal activities during regular work hours, including taking long lunch breaks, shopping trips, and leaving early.
“We want to make sure people are being held accountable,”said Mayor Brian Bowman.
The city said three building inspectors have been suspended without pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation. Winnipeg’s director of human resources Angie Cusson said two others involved have quit and another retired.
“We expect that number will increase,” said Cusson, who noted that more punishment could come as early as next week.
The city’s internal probe included 80,000 entries into the property department’s system, 1,500 daily inspection sheets and mileage, 65 employee files, and 80 interviews with employees. – CTV News
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Hahahahaha…Talking about your stereotypical public employees. These assholes give the majority of hardworking civil servants a bad name. And their union will defend them.