EPC votes to make report of investigation into city workers allegedly slacking off made public

The Executive Policy Committee voted unanimously to allow the report into the investigation of city workers to be made public.Right now the city’s Chief Administrative Officer’s office is continuing the investigating after media outlets in Winnipeg, including Global News, were sent surveillance notes and hidden camera videos allegedly showing inspectors in the city’s Planning, Property and Development not putting in a full day’s work.Story continues below

The reports appear to show employees making personal shopping trips, running errands and taking extended lunch breaks at restaurants like Hooters.READ MORE: City investigating after ‘concerning’ hidden camera investigation of Winnipeg employees wasting time: BowmanA group of Winnipeg residents and business owners say they hired a private investigating company to track the inspectors, after years of complaints about long wait times for routine permits and inspections.The city’s CAO Doug McNeil says the internal investigation is ongoing and they’re almost done interviewing dozens of people.“We’ve talked about their phones, we can check on the clients in terms of what they requested in terms of an inspection and did someone come,” he said.“The whole idea is to figure out what have they been doing, do they go home early? Or whatever the case may be. Probing questions to find out what their activities have been.”WATCH: City investigating after ‘concerning’ hidden camera investigation of Winnipeg employees wasting time