Fish and Wildlife should, in the future, require its employees to provide proof of their presence when attending trainings or business-related events on state time.
Fish and Wildlife reported that it requires employees to complete a training form prior to and after attending most conferences and training. In addition, attendees are expected to attach any supporting certificates of completion after attendance. However, in this case, the training form was not necessary because of the nature of this particular conference. Fish and Wildlife reported that the employee's supervisor appropriately checked with the employee when he returned to work and it stated that the employee was not entirely forthcoming with the details about his actions.