© 2024 KPCW

Spencer F. Eccles Broadcast Center
PO Box 1372 | 460 Swede Alley
Park City | UT | 84060
Office: (435) 649-9004 | Studio: (435) 655-8255

Music & Artist Inquiries: music@kpcw.org
News Tips & Press Releases: news@kpcw.org
Volunteer Opportunities
General Inquiries: info@kpcw.org
Listen Like a Local Park City & Heber City Summit & Wasatch counties, Utah
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Utah Legislative Bill Might Tighten Regulations On County Employees Use Of Resources

Utah State Capitol
KPCW Radio

It looks like Summit County isn’t quite done with assessing the impacts of the 2019 Utah Legislature.

County manager Tom Fisher said a bill that came to their attention may set tighter regulations on how government employees use their resources on the job. The County attorney’s office is reviewing the law.

“It seems like it is a reaction perhaps to something that happened in the state. I'm not sure of the incident, where some government resources were used by County or city employees or perhaps state employees in an inappropriate manner. Most local governments already have policies and procedures around this, but obviously someone in the legislature and the legislature itself felt that something needed to be tightened up. So, we need to look at that legislation in comparison to our current policies to see how those either jive or not.”

The law would deal with the use of cars, computers and other items.

“For instance, part of my contract I have a County vehicle for use. So, it will have to look at all of these things to see if that's still a viable option or whether I have to do something different, but that's just an example. It could also apply to whether on your desktop computer at work whether you can access personal email or not.”

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covered Summit County meetings and issues for 35 years on KPCW. He now heads the Friday Film Review team.
Related Content