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State Audit Faults NY Railroad Unit

by Associated Press
Matthew G., flickr

The audit covers the period from January 2009 to June 2011.

A state audit finds fault with Metro-North railroad workers who were supposed to monitor train conditions and crew performance.

It says that employees of the On-Board Services Unit were not on the job when they were scheduled to work - and performed poorly when they were.

The audit covers the period from January 2009 to June 2011. It was released Friday by Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

It also finds that a relative of a manager was "hired at an inflated salary over other more qualified employees." DiNapoli says that could be a violation of state law.

Metro-North says it cooperated with the review and has worked to make improvements.

The railroad says the MTA's inspector general will determine whether any more actions should be taken.




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