I read Dan Popkey's March 12 front-page article, "Denney: Politics led to inquiry," with interest. There are a few thoughts which come to mind:
If my employer discovered I was using my employer's resources, in any form, to conduct personal business, especially a for-profit business, I think you can image what would happen, whether or not it was a "crime."
Does the state have written personnel policies in place for state employees that would discourage or prohibit using state resources for personal gain?
My main concern is the apparent focus on the state's part on whether or not there was a crime, as opposed to whether or not what was allegedly done was right, and whether there are policies in place to prevent this type of use of state resources from happening. These questions are valid whether or not the activities occurred, i.e., I think there may be some lessons as well as some additional questions which the Statesman could be asking.
Dave Churchill, Boise