Failure to Work Required Time by NYC Transit Maintenance Supervisor

MTA/OIG #2013-15

OIG investigated a complaint that a NYC Transit Maintenance Supervisor abused agency time rules. Our investigation determined that the supervisor worked less than his required eight hours on six occasions as a result of lateness, without charging the time to appropriate leave on his time sheets and reporting it to his supervisors. Additionally, the investigation uncovered evidence that NYC Transit lacked appropriate time controls for maintenance supervisors and that NYC Transit maintenance workers require additional training regarding the requirement to swipe their identification passes. OIG recommended specifically that NYC Transit discipline the supervisor for failing to appropriately account for his time, and generally that the agency take action to better enforce its time-keeping rules. NYC Transit accepted all of our recommendations and the supervisor received a 30-day suspension.