Internet Use Policy Could Lead To Suspensions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Suspensions are reported possible for state workers who use the Internet to read a newspaper, visit a search engine or browse retail sites.

Several Transportation Cabinet workers were suspended in late June for using the Internet.

In an effort to crack down on unproductive workers, the cabinet has implemented a tough new Internet-use policy in recent weeks. It's been examining the Web sites viewed by nearly 200 employees.

However, the only people suspended so far under the new "pilot" review program are eight workers in an office rife with turmoil. Cabinet Inspector General David Ray said earlier this week he's concerned the suspended workers might have been unfairly targeted.

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