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Some SFPUC Employees Accused Of Using Work Computers For Porn, Gambling

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is investigating exactly how many employees used their work computers for online gambling and/or pornography.

The agency got wind of the problem from a whistleblower. Agency spokesman Tyrone Jue said it has been determined that some workers were indeed using their computers at work for something considered a serious violation of city policy.

“The city and the PUC have a zero-tolerance policy for employees that will violate the public trust and misuse the city resources,” Jue said. “It has the utmost attention of everyone here in our agency and we plan on moving forward with the appropriate action.”

Jue would not comment on exactly how many employees are being investigated, but said the employees work at various PUC sites.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said Monday he is keeping an eye on the probe and said he wants better monitoring of the city’s technology to prevent a similar occurrence in the future.

“This is all public property. If they have any idea this is their own property, they’re dead wrong,” he said.

Disciplinary action is expected once the investigation is completed and those involved could face dismissal.

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