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HRM CA | 23 Jun 2015, 08:00 AM Agree 0
A recent audit report shows employee timesheets are riddled with “potential” overtime abuse.
  • Joanne | 23 Jun 2015, 11:34 AM Agree 0
    I sincerely hope Amtrak is going to go back to those employee and have them pay back all of the fraudulent hours claimed and terminate them for theft. It is ridiculous that no supervisor was aware of this deceit. Now we know why train fares are so expensive. Wow what a way to run a business.
  • Tech | 23 Jun 2015, 10:39 PM Agree 0
    The Amtrak IG office jumped the gun on this flawed report. They are clueless as to how the union agreements work where payroll is concerned.
  • Rayroad | 23 Jun 2015, 10:40 PM Agree 0
    i worked for Amtrak for nearly thirty years as a manager. There may occasional cases of waged theft but the examples cited here can most likely attributed to understaffing and penalty payments required by union contracts when management fails to comply with the union agreement. Let's take the and live in easy one first. Working thirty one days is not unusual in the railroad industry. Some of these people may work in one area of the country and live in another. They work six day trips and are entitled to six days rest. Let's say the individual arrives in Chicago but lives in New York and the company needs someone to go back to LA this person will go and make extra money and then go again when they get back for regular rate that alone is 18 days in a row. All the report shows in my opinion is just how little Amtrak's Inspector General knows about the business they are supposed to help regulate. In all my years at Amtrak the crooks and there were plenty were never ever caught by the Amtrak Police or the IG. They were caught by other employees who reported the crime for whatever reason.
  • George Washington | 24 Jun 2015, 12:30 AM Agree 0
    All I see here are "claims." Nowhere do I see they were actually paid out.

    Is it possible employees mistook days for hours? Or vice-versa?
  • Pamela Schubert | 24 Jun 2015, 01:05 AM Agree 0
    You have to take into account that OBS employees don't work the same schedule as most of us. And if something happens on the train that is beyond anyone's control (accidents, Mother Nature, etc) that employee has to stay on dut. So yeah, I can see the massive overtime for an OBS employee, but only if there is a train delay to back it up
  • Suzanne | 24 Jun 2015, 01:33 AM Agree 0
    Actually some of those could be accurate, as there are times when I did in fact work at 26 hour day, because I went through two time zones in that 24 hour day and did not get any sleep because of late trains and passengers demands.
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