Long Island Rail Road Discipline Follow-Up

MTA/OIG #2014-24

In 2005, the Office of the MTA Inspector General (OIG) released two comprehensive audit reports on the LIRR disciplinary system. In both reports we found significant problems and made specific recommendations for improvement.

In 2014, OIG revisited the LIRR disciplinary process to determine the extent, if any, to which the agency had made improvements. Our more recent findings are very positive. Regarding Human Resources, we found that the records it maintains are now current and accurate. As for Transportation, we found that it has made great strides overall in enhancing its disciplinary process but needs to do a better job documenting the actions it takes and its reasons for taking them.