UNCG chancellor: Woman’s firing justified

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UNCG was right to fire Lyda Carpen for using a university computer at home for freelance jobs, Chancellor Linda Brady ruled last week.

In a five-page decision issued Thursday and released by Carpen’s attorney over the weekend, Brady also said Carpen created a conflict of interest by working for a company owned by two photographers that she supervised, the News & Record reported.

Brady’s decision aligns with a Dec. 10 recommendation by a panel of UNCG employees to uphold Carpen’s firing.

“I do not find your belief reasonable that your after-hours use of university-owned equipment was permissible because it did not occur during work hours,” Brady wrote.

“Such a belief does not justify or excuse your use of university property for personal profit.”

Carpen, a former graphic designer in the university relations department, will …

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