Jail staff suspected of bribing colleagues to swap night shifts

Local | 25 Jan 2018 7:29 pm

A senior official at the prison service said today that police have been asked to follow up on reports that some senior officers have been avoiding their night shifts by making others do them and offering bribes of up to HK$800. 

Media reports had also indicated that the duty record of staff was being manipulated by some employees. 

Louisa Yeung, principal of the Correctional Services Department's Staff Training Institute said they were following up on the matter and the quality assurance division was also investigating. 

She said staff are allowed to swap their shifts for personal reasons under established procedures, but money must not change hands.

Yeung said the department is expected digitalize shift-swapping applications later in the year so monitoring can be strengthened.-RTHK

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