Friday, October 15, 2010

CMEC employees viewing porn when they should have been collecting maintenance!

You could say that yesterday was not a great day for the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC). Not only was it confirmed that it will be scrapped (although that other well-known 'quango', the Supreme Court, appears to have been spared, for now) but it also hit the headlines with the disclosure that four members of its staff were sacked after accessing internet pornography, doing online shopping and carrying out unauthorised downloading on work computers.

Tut tut. Looks like manna from heaven for the anti-CMEC brigade. I can hear them crowing now (not that they need to crow any more): "No wonder they were so poor at collecting child maintenance, when they were spending all their time looking at porn!" Hmm, four employees out of a total staff of almost 9,000? If as few as that have been using their computers to view porn, do some shopping or download unauthorised material, then I would say that their record is probably considerably better than most organisations in the country.

2 comments:

  1. And I thought it was only IT departments who spent their working days consumed in one big porn-fest?! :-0

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  2. The Civil Service department I retired from five years back, didn't allow Internet access to the vast majority of employees. There was no business need for them to have access to anything apart from the Intranet and internal email.
    I can't see why the CMEC should be any different.

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