TWO EMPLOYEES TERMINATED AND EIGHT OTHERS SUSPENDED FOR VIOLATIONS OF AMTRAK POLICIES
We initiated an investigation into allegations that an Amtrak supervisor may have been involved with improprieties related to his position. While the company previously terminated the supervisor on September 12, 2016 based on our investigative findings that the supervisor violated company policies, our investigation also found that two Amtrak foremen performed work at the residence of the supervisor during company time while using company equipment, and that they provided false, incomplete, or misleading information to Amtrak OIG Special Agents. On December 13, 2016, the two foremen were terminated by the company.
In addition, our investigation found that eight other employees engaged in activities that violated company policy, including performing work at the supervisor’s residence, helping another company employee move to a new residence on company time, and misusing company equipment and resources. As a result of our investigation, the company suspended one employee for 20 days and the other seven employees for 10 days.