An worker of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority labored at each that company and Denver’s RTD in the course of the peak of the pandemic, incomes a mixed wage of $220,000-plus, the Boston Herald realized.
John Hersey, overseeing transit-oriented growth in each cities, was allowed to work remotely for the MBTA from Colorado, because the Herald reported Tuesday. However RTD Denver mentioned he additionally labored for them, with out their information of his different job, concurrently for 9 months till being laid off in March.
He was paid $93,097 yearly in Denver and $130,000 a 12 months in Boston, each transit businesses report. He left the MBTA in July after a full-year run.
“He was not approved to have interaction in exterior employment,” Pauletta Tonilas, assistant normal supervisor at RTD Denver, mentioned Thursday. “It’s discouraging. … We’ve got a code of ethics and ask our workers to observe it.”
RTD Denver, she added, is investigating additional. Tonilas added the Denver company “operates out of a spirit of openness and transparency” and is held “accountable to the general public we serve.”
The MBTA, she added, known as them Tuesday, the day the Herald reported Hersey was allowed to work remotely from Colorado from July 2020 to final month when he left for a new job in Littleton.
Joe Pesaturo, a spokesman for the Boston company, mentioned “this matter has been referred to the MBTA Legislation Division for assessment. The workplace of the T’s normal counsel is reaching out to RTD administration.”
RTD mentioned Hersey was a part of a “workforce discount,” however was on the books from June of 2016 to March of this 12 months — that means he was being paid by each Denver and Boston for about 9 months.
Hersey informed the Herald Tuesday that “it’s true. I labored remotely, sure.” When requested why he left the MBTA, he mentioned he “wasn’t a superb match for the job.”
He then hung up the telephone after being requested in regards to the actual dates he labored in Denver, Boston and Littleton. He has not responded to a number of calls on RTD saying he was on the clock for each transit cities — 2,000 miles aside — for practically a 12 months.