Metro News Release

For immediate release: February 25, 2010

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More Metro employees slated to be "at-will"
Policy change to enhance safety efforts

The Metro Board of Directors today, Feb. 25, approved to expand the number of “at-will” employees as part of a larger effort to improve safety.

At-will Metro employment may be terminated at any time with or without cause by either Metro or the employee. The decision to extend the number of at-will employees from 75 to 253 is meant to increase accountability across all levels of management and supervision for the safety of employees and riders.

Previously, the at-will policy applied only to Metro senior and executive management, typically employees at the director level and above. The measure now will include all mid-level supervisors, such as superintendants and front-line supervisors.

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Media contact for this news release: Bessy Guevara or Lisa Farbstein at 202-962-1051.
For all other inquiries, please call customer service at 202-637-7000.

News release issued at 3:44 pm, February 25, 2010.


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