TTC staff eat an impressive amount of doughnuts—but aren’t so good with submitting receipts

TTC staff eat an impressive amount of doughnuts—but aren’t so good with submitting receipts

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Severe reprimands seem to be the trend this week at the Toronto Transit Commission; first came one from TTC chief exec Andy Byford, and now, a few more from the agency’s internal auditors. The auditors, who conducted their investigations over the past few years, slammed the TTC for poorly managing consultants, construction plans, overtime and staff reimbursements. But one of the oddest Timbits tidbits involved a safety program that rewards accident-free departments with refreshments like free doughnuts; it would seem in 2010, $9,786 in receipts for the sweet treats were never handed in. Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker explained why that’s a big problem: “We deal with contracts for hundreds of millions of dollars, and some folks may laugh at us for chasing down a box of Timbits. But this is what drives the public crazy.” Good to know that, of all the TTC’s issues, it’s the doughnut receipts that drive people mad. [National Post]