MPK monitoring staff who play truant, submitting false sick leave

  • Metro News
  • Friday, 05 Jun 2020

Fadzli says such employees will be dealt with severely.

SOME Klang Municipal Council (MPK) employees have been getting their colleagues to clock in to work for them, says its president Dr Ahmad Fadzli Ahmad Tajuddin.

He said such dishonest behaviour was called time theft.

If found to be true, he said, disciplinary action would be taken against all involved.

“For some, it is habitual and this conduct will have a negative impact on the services to ratepayers.

“Both — the person who punched the card and the one who came in late — will be dealt with severely, ” he said, adding that he took punctuality issues seriously.

He said two employees were currently undergoing a domestic inquiry for the misbehaviour.

Fadzli added that there were also cases of staff abusing medical leave privileges that have affected the council’s performance and incurred costs.

He said he discovered that those who shirked their duties and played truant were busy operating their own business.

He added that there was no need to retain them if the staff were not interested in working for the council.

“MPK is an organisation that serves the people. Good customer relations must prevail at all times and we cannot have staff who abuse their medical leave or misuse the punch card system, ” he said.MPK Human Resources Department director Helmey Mohamed Rashid said cases of “suspicious” sick leave were being investigated and would be referred to the council’s Integrity Department for further action.

“We are monitoring clinics that give out false sick leave. The operators risk being terminated from being our panel, ” he said.

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