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Former DRT employee LIST WITH LINGO alleges unfair treatment By Denise M. Marshall A former employee of Delaware Resort Transit (DRT) has filed a formal complaint alleg- ing unfair treatment by DRT and the Delaware Administration for Specialized Transportation (DAST). Alan Campo, who worked as a seasonal employee from 1991 through 1993, sent a formal com- plaint to DAST Deputy Adminis- trator Daniel Simpson last week. In his letter, dated July 22, Campo reported alleged acts of "waste, fraud and abuse, inoperative seat belts in DRT buses at the Re- hoboth site, fraternizing between supervisors and married female bus drivers and other unprofes- sional behaviors." DAST Administrator Ken Bock, who referred to the allega- tions as "wild accusations," said DAST will investigate the com- plaint. Campo, a science teacher at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes, complained that he was unfairly reprimanded last summer for reporting problems with seat belts on DRT's Champion buses. After observing malfunctioning seat belts on the buses, Campo called the safety and training offi- cer to report the problem. Campo maintains the officer di- rected him to inspect the buses and to submit an incident report. He inspected all of the buses and discovered that none of the seat belts worked on demand. A few days after submitting the incident report, Campo received a letter of reprimand from Bobbie Geier, assistant administrator for DRT. In her letter, Geier stated that the safety and training officer never directed Campo to inspect all the Champion buses for correct operation of seat belts. Geier's let- ter stated that Campo should have first reported the seat belt problem to the maintenance department be- fore notifying the safety and train- ing officer. Campo, who maintains that the officer did direct him to write up an incident report, said he did re- port the seat belt problems to his supervisors and to the mechanic, as well as to Geier herself, before contacting the safety and training officer. "The general gist of it is that there was a number of write-ups by Mr. Campo about problems with seat belts," Bock said. "They were investigated. Most of them were simply unfounded." Fred Publicover confirmed that he has not experienced problems with seat belts or any other aspect of DRT during his four years as a bus driver. Campo was also reprimanded for allegedly distributing Park & Ride evaluation sheets without prior permission from the DAST administrator. Although he acci- dentally left them on a clipboard Denise Marshall photo Alan Campo, a former Delaware Resort Transit (DRT) employee, has filed a formal complaint alleging unfair treatment by DRT and the Delaware Administration for Specialized Transporta- tion (DAST). Campo's daugh- ter, Judy, also worked for DRT but was not asked to re- turn to work this summer. on a bus, Campo maintains that he never distributed the evaluation forms. Campo refused to sign the letter of reprimand and instead submitted his letter of resignation on Aug. 12, 1993. Since then, Campo has written several letters to DRT, Gov. Thomas R. Carper and Lt. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner trying to get re- hired for the summer 1994 season. In a letter dated March 2, 1994, Judy Ryan, human resources offi- cer for DAST, informed Campo that: "As you did not successfully complete the season last year and terminated your employment with us without notice, you would not be eligible for re-hire." Campo maintains he was not re- hired because he was a whistle blower. Three years ago, Campo reported one employee (who was related to an administrator at DAST) for using a DAST vehicle to clean out the garage at his house. According to Bock, DAST in- vestigated the incident and dis- covered that the employee had taken the DAST vehicle to his home garage. The employee had loaded his lawn mower and tools into the vehicle so that he could take them to the Park and Ride and complete projects at the site, Bock said. Campo has also reported em- ployees for showing favoritism and for fraternizing with female drivers. He has also complained about nepotism within DRT and DAST. Campo wasn't the only DRT employee who was not re- hired. Campo's daughter, Judy, was not asked to return to work even though she successfully completed the summer at DRT. Citing confidentiality related to personnel matters, Bock declined to state the reasons why Judy Campo was not invited back to work at DRT this summer. "It had nothing to do with her father," Bock said. REDUCED! Located on a cul-de-sac in a private community with pool and tennis. Cen- tral water and sewer, minutes to the Bay 8 Ocean. Great family house. 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