CDB employee accused of working second job on state's time
The Office of Executive Inspector General has (OEIG) has ruled that disciplinary action be taken against a state worker after determining that he “knowingly and willfully” failed to properly keep an accounting of his hours while working a second job.
As a result, OEIG officials recommended that Jesus Martinez, who works for the state as a Capital Development Board (CDB) administrator, be required to keep better records and be reprised of the department’s policies on what is considered acceptable outside employment.
Martinez, who worked second jobs as a commodities broker and as a partner in Colectivo Independiente Campesino USA LLC (CIC), also faced accusations of “engaging in outside employment during work time,” charges that were found to be “unfounded” by a CDB ethics officer.
Finally, investigators also advised that supervisors take steps to ensure that Martinez limit all outside employment activities while on the job, including closely monitoring the stock market.
According to IL.ref.com, Martinez earns a salary of $59,731 with the state.
No further actions are expected to be taken and the matter is now considered closed.