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  • El-Mont
    4:13pm - Tue Sep 18th, 2012
    Un-authorized use of a Government Vehicle
    Chris, you missed the mark on this one. I'm a 34 year Federal Employee. It's clearly a unauthorized use. Penalties are severe.

    here is the regulation:

    If an employee willfully uses, or authorizes the use of, a motor vehicle for other than official purposes, the employee is subject to suspension of at least one month or, up to and including, removal by the head of the agency (see FMR ยง 102-34.240).

    You've been around enough to know that Fed's are incredible cry babies. "You let him do it, why can't I." "You didn't do anything when he did it." etc.
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  • El-Mont
    4:22pm - Tue Sep 18th, 2012
    Un-authorized use of a Government Vehicle
    I'm a 34 year Federal Employee. You know some Feds are huge cry babies "you let him do it, why can't I"?

    This is for the first offense:

    (a) An officer or employee of the United States Government or of the District of Columbia government violating section 1341(a) or 1342 of this title shall be subject to appropriate administrative discipline including, when circumstances warrant, suspension from duty without pay or removal from office. (b) An officer or employee who willfully uses or authorizes the use of a passenger motor vehicle or aircraft owned or leased by the United States Government (except for an official purpose authorized by section 1344 of this title) or otherwise violates section 1344 shall be suspended without pay by the head of the agency.

    The officer or employee shall be suspended for at least one month, and when circumstances warrant, for a longer period or summarily removed from office.
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