TCHC Launching Investigation Into Alleged Wrongdoing Involving Maintenance Staff
The head of Toronto Community Housing says he's heard too many stories that 'deeply disturb him'.
Now, Eugene Jones, the President and CEO of TCHC is launching an investigation into what he calls 'alleged improprieties and wrongdoing involving some staff and vendors who do repairs and maintenance' for the corporation.
Jones says he's heard stories of repairs that had to be done two or three times because of shoddy work, stories about small repairs that were never done and turned into expensive repairs and stories of employees cutting corners resulting in higher costs.
But at the end of last year, he says he received an anonymous tip that pointed out the alleged wrongdoing.
Jones, with the blessing of the board chair, has hired a third party firm to conduct a review of the processes and practices for hiring vendors who do repairs for TCHC, to determine whether or not they are getting the best value for residents.
If the probe find evidence of wrongdoing, Jones promises to take action.
He says employees will face disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. They will also pursue civil action to recover any money involved.
And if there's sufficient evidence of criminal wrongdoing, then the whole case will be taken to Toronto Police.
Jones stresses though, that all of these are just allegations at this time, and have yet to be proven.