Augusta Commission Wants GPS Reports To Keep Tabs On Workers

SPLOST Hearings Scheduled

Augusta Commissioners are looking to keep a closer eye on city vehicles.

City leaders have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on GPS systems for city vehicles.

Now, Commissioners are trying to keep that investment from going to waste.

They’re talking about changing city policy to require department heads to turn in monthly reports of employees’ driving activities.

“I think, every mile they put on a county vehicle or company vehicle, whatever you want to call it, should be accounted for. Seeing some of these trucks out at different lakes, fishing, and families on the back of them, it’s dangerous and something happens…we get sued,” said Mayor Pro-Tem Grady Smith.

The departments would monitor the GPS systems to verify employees are not speeding, idling too long, or using the vehicles for personal business.

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