DOT employee dismissed for making personal use of government vehicle.

Topic: Employment, Decided by: Judge Woodard 
Docket Number: 1548536 , Decision Date: August 3, 2015 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) launched an investigation into one of its employees in response to a report that the employee frequented a pool hall during work hours using his state-issued vehicle.  Using a GPS tracking device, the GDOT determined that the employee used the government vehicle to run personal errands, and that he neglected to visit his assigned work areas, whereupon it dismissed the employee.  The GDOT properly dismissed the employee for misconduct and conduct reflecting discredit on the GDOT.

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