Thursday, June 12, 2008

South Carolina: Deal? or No Pardon?

The Post and Courier reports the state "could save up to $800,000 a year by keeping better track of mobile phones and pagers given to state employees and using more efficient calling plans." At least this was the conclusion of an audit released on Wednesday. Among other things, the following is noted:
... The report, which looked at use of communication devices for fiscal year 2005-06, pointed out instances of improper downloads, such as games, ring tones and sweepstakes, charged to employee phones. Two agencies — the departments of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services and Natural Resources — paid for 86 downloads of "Deal or No Deal" at 99 cents each on employee phones ... Probation, Parole and Pardon officials said the agency has since canceled and removed downloads from its phones, disciplined employees who had the unauthorized downloads and gotten reimbursement from those employees ...
See story here.

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