(WMC-TV) – An internal investigation is underway at the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).
The investigation was sparked after an anonymous source exposed pictures of state workers asleep on the job.
A package of photos was sent from TDOT to our NBC Station in Nashville.
It is clear the photographer sneaked up behind the employees as they were snoozing.
TDOT confirmed officials received the same package of pictures, and the employees involved were called into their supervisor's office.
The photographer also enclosed a letter with the following statement.
"Inside T-DOT selected state employees are routinely allowed to sleep on the job, despite repeated requests absolutely nothing has been done by human resources or management to stop this abuse of taxpayer dollars."
It is not clear whether or not the workers will be punished for sleeping on the job.