Jul 22, 2013
By Jane Brown
TTC employees are being encouraged to report any bad behaviour by their co-workers. Transit workers will be notified today of the new $33,000 “Integrity” program. They are being asked to write, phone or email their suspicions of wrongdoing to ClearView Strategic Partners, a Toronto consultant group, to start an investigation. The Toronto Star reports that CEO Andy Byford has written in a memo to TTC board members that, “the $33,000 is a justified expense if it means preventing or detecting fraud and theft, as well as rooting out the few bad apples that do real and serious harm to our reputation and the reputation of all public servants.” The Integrity program is similar to the Toronto auditor-general’s Fraud and Waste Hotline that allows employees and the public to report misuse of city resources. The difference is that the TTC is paying a third party to act as a reporting agent.