The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch hass reported another case of government workers deliberately destroying records they are supposed to protect and preserve. Two workers at the National Personnel Records Center in Saint Louis have admitted to dumping, destroying or misfiling at least 1,800 personnel records. Among them are 241 documents found in 2012, discarded in woods near the center, off Interstate 270 in the Spanish Lake area. There were 300 names and Social Security numbers visible on them.
Both former employees have pleaded guilty of a federal misdemeanor charge. Civil court records show that five other workers had “disproportionate percentages” of missing documents but were not prosecuted.
You can read the full story in an article by Robert Patrick at http://goo.gl/pDRa80.
My thanks to newsletter reader Dave McDonald for telling me about this story.