We determined significant amounts of overtime were worked by employees at all six of TVA’s coal plants. Specifically, the overtime worked at these plants was the equivalent of 165 full-time employees. In addition, we determined some individual employees worked significant amounts of overtime. For example, we found 37 instances during fiscals years 2018 and 2019 where employees worked over 1,000 hours of overtime and 1 employee who worked over 2,300 hours of overtime in a single year. We also determined TVA may not be accurately capturing the effects of fatigue because (1) fatigue assessments are no longer required when significant overtime is worked and (2) fatigue data is not trended with health and safety data in TVA’s medical case management system. Additionally, employees expressed concerns regarding the adverse impact of understaffing on safe operation of coal plants.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
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