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February 17, 2012 at 11:34 AM

State pen employee accused of sleeping on the job

The Associated Press

WALLA WALLA – The Washington Department of Corrections is investigating a mental health counselor at the state Penitentiary in Walla Walla who is accused of sleeping on duty.

Corrections spokesman Chad Lewis says there’s been a whistleblower complaint and a state audit questioning the behavior of the counselor.

The Union-Bulletin reports  he holds a second full-time job at the Oregon prison facility in Pendleton. He has an annual salary of about $46,000 a year in Washington and $54,000 a year in Oregon.

The Washington state audit also says the counselor has been reprimanded for playing video games on his state computer.

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