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Flagler County Sheriff's Office recognizes flawed time keeping system as problem

3:22 PM, Dec 14, 2012   |    comments
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FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- An agreement has been reached between attorneys for the Police Benevolent Association and the Flagler County Sheriff's Office after an internal affairs investigation revealed issues with time keeping practices and polices.

The investigation ran by Sgt. Jamie Roster revealed the Sheriff's Office has an agency-wide issue on how its employees are recording their work hours, according to Public Information Officer Debra Johnson with the FCSO.

A report submitted by the Law Offices of Allen, Norton & Blue to Sheriff's Office showed samplings of several deputies' time keeping records had potential issues with the agency's time keeping system, Johnson said.

"The system we have been using is the same one the agency has used for the past two decades. It is antiquated," said Sheriff Donald W. Fleming. "We focused on providing technology for deputies to do their jobs on the streets. This investigation found an internal problem that we need to address."

An external audit report will be share with a transition team to help Sheriff-Elect James Manfre determine the best course of action to help the Sheriff's Office move forward, said Sheriff Flemming.

"We have explored automated options in the past few years but they were cost prohibitive considering we were trying to save the jobs of deputies and civilian staff," explained Sheriff Fleming.

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