Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North Railroad

Forensic Audit of Select Payroll and Overtime Practices and Related Transactions

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) encompasses seven constituent agencies, including the Metro-North Railroad (Metro-North). The Hudson and Harlem Line is part of Metro-North. The Line's Signal Construction Unit has 30 employees. We found that Hudson and Harlem Line Signal Construction Unit employees received costly and, in certain instances, potentially fraudulent payments due to long-term practices that may have been avoidable. In fact, for calendar year 2010, we determined that these practices cost Metro-North $991,208 in overtime and $216,128 in regular pay, and enriched certain staff and supervisors. In addition, these payments will inflate future pension payments for these employees by about $5.5 million.

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