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FALSIFICATION OF SAFETY-RELATED DOCUMENTS

May 11, 2017  |  Investigative Summaries

We initiated an investigation into several allegations against two Amtrak (the company) supervisors for potential violations of various company policies associated with the falsification of official company safety documents that were furnished to the Federal Railroad Administration. Our investigation found that the two supervisors instructed their subordinate employees to falsify, sign, and backdate multiple safety-related job briefing forms. Doing so created the illusion that the briefings were documented on the dates indicated. On May 11, 2017, the two supervisors received 30-day suspensions from service.

Our investigation also found that the two supervisors were directed to falsify the job briefing forms by their supervisor, an Amtrak Assistant Division Engineer, who retired on March 14, 2017.

Tracking Number
OIG-WS-2017-303