LAS CRUCES (AP) – Dona Ana County road workers have been undergoing polygraph testing as part of an investigation into alleged wrongdoing.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that Dona Ana County Manager Julia Brown confirmed the testing last week.
Brown says she has received numerous complaints in the last several months of misconduct, retaliatory activity, and theft of equipment and supplies.
Some of the roads department’s nearly 40 employees say polygraph testing is demoralizing.
Brown says a polygraph test is one of the strategies they are using since nobody has stepped forward to confirm any allegations.
She says even managers are subjected to the testing and that they got permission from the employees’ union.
The testing took place between December and May.
Brown says she is still waiting on the results.