Semiannual Report to Congress #51 (October 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015)
Throughout this semiannual period, our audit work addressed issues intended to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Amtrak’s programs and operations. We issued nine audit reports that included opportunities to improve the company’s management of the spare parts contract for the Acela, its “Safe‐2‐Safer” program, and workforce planning in the police department. We also expanded the use of data analytics resources to support audit and investigative work.
Our investigative activities continued to address theft, fraudulent practices, and employee integrity/misconduct issues. For example, we reported the fraudulent use of fuel credit cards by company employees and a violation of the company’s ethics policy.