PUC managers won't get fired for emails to PG&E

Jun 9, 2015 11:48 AM by News Staff

The California Public Utilities Commission has taken corrective action against about two dozen managers who engaged in informal email communications with Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the commission acted after concluding an internal investigation into more than 65,000 email communications between the agency and the utility company. Sources close to the commission say the managers cited for wrongdoing received disciplinary letters criticizing them for improper behavior.

The emails have been subject to both federal and state investigations.

Critics say the emails revealed an inappropriate and unprofessional relationship between PG&E and regulators.

The state agency's executive director, Timothy Sullivan, says the agency is working to ensure employees understand what is expected of them.

Sullivan didn't expand on the disciplinary action taken against the employees.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle

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