19 January 2018, Friday, 10:20

In Brest housing and communal service workers go abroad in large number in working hours


Multiple cases of such trips have been revealed by the city prosecutor’s office, having mentioned them in its report as “the manifestations of corruption”.

As charter97.org, learnt, the prosecutor’s office found such cases as a result of its inspection of the enterprises of Brest housing and communal services. At the same time in the tables for noting down the working hours actually worked, showed incorrect information. In other words, on these days the workers, who were abroad, received the full-scale salary.

At the prosecutor’s office they consider especially outstanding the cases of violation of anti-corruption legislation at the Brest Boiler Enterprise, when a group of 11 workers composed of district masters, shift masters, the chief energy specialists and heads of departments was chaired by the director himself, who, without obvious reasons, also allowed himself to be abroad in working hours. Such violations were committed by officials from other housing and communal enterprises in Brest too.

Although, the sins of the workers do not stop at only going abroad in working hours. It turned out that cases took place that the officials of the enterprises violated written commitments, in accordance to which they were forbidden to carry out any other paid work, apart from the one of the main place of employment. Thus, the head of one of the districts of the Brest Boiler Enterprise simultaneously with the employment at his main job was also employed at the Belgosstrakh insurance company in Brest.

It appears, such violations of the legislation were of systematic character: “side gigs” were practiced by the chief energy specialist, the heads of departments, districts and laboratories of the Brest Boiler Enterprise, who performed paid jobs at organizations of non-state ownership. Similar violations were committed by certain officials at the Kommunalnik, Brestvodokanal, Brest DEP and Brest Garbage Processing Plant enterprises.

It is curious that, although the information on the officials, who had intentionally put wrong data into registration documents on working hours, were sent into territorial police agencies for an inspection and legal evaluation, there has been no reaction to that. At the same time the prosecutor’s office can press criminal charges by itself, if it sees signs of corruption.