A Division of Motor Vehicles worker in California slept about three hours a day on the job for nearly four years, and it was her supervisors who got retraining.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported a state auditor’s report found the DMV worker napped at her desk for an estimated 2,200 hours of work time between February 2014 and December 2017, costing the state more than $40,000.
The name of the worker was not released, nor was she punished.
The DMV explained, according to the paper, it could not discipline the employee because her behavior had not been properly documented.
The department issued her a warning in March that she could be disciplined if she continued napping on the job.
The DMV explained to auditors that her supervisors were required to complete additional training.
The worker is a data operator assigned to type in changes of address or new vehicle ownership forms.
The paper said auditors confirmed that such operators typically handle about 560 documents a day.
However, the napper averaged only 200 documents daily and witnesses told auditors they were often error-ridden.
The auditor also found a manager at California State University Dominguez Hills purchased a $7,000 electric vehicle quick-charging station. Then he found out it would cost another $100,000 in changes to the campus electrical system for it to work.
It hasn’t been used.
A worker at Kern Valley State Prison was discovered to have routinely left work 45 minutes early for years. And two groundskeepers at Fresno State University regularly took long breaks, arrived late and left during their shifts.
“In one day alone, investigators watched as one of the employees missed seven hours of her shift,” the report said.