LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska State Auditor Mike Foley recently was tipped off that a dozen state employees and contractors went bowling for three hours Friday while on the clock.

The employees and contractors work in the Department of Health and Human Services Department’s Information Systems and Technology section, and went to Sun Valley Lanes during the workday for a meeting and “recognition event.”

According to HHS, two state employees and contractors had been working on activities related to the Affordable Care Act and held the bowling alley event to discuss some work items and recognize completion of a project. The first hour was spent on work-related activities and recognition, and the next two hours were spent bowling.