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MEMORANDUM - VETERAN'S HOSPITAL

TO: ALL EMPLOYEES

FROM: Restroom Policy Committee

DATE: AUGUST 6, 1997

RE. Restroom Use Policy

In the past, employees were permitted to make trips to the restroom under informal guidelines. Effective October 1, 1997, a “Restroom Trip Policy” will be established to provide a more consistent method of accounting for each employee's restroom time and ensuring equal treatment of all employees.

Under the policy, a “Restroom Trip Bank” will be established for each employee. The first day of each month, employees will be given twenty (20) Restroom Trip Credits. Accumulated Restroom Trip Credits can be carried over from month to month, but not transferred to other employees.

By the end of September, the entrance to all staff restrooms will be equipped with personal identification stations and computer-linked voice print recognition devices. Prior to September 20, each employee must provide two (2) copies of voice prints (one normal and one under stress) to The Office. The voice print recognition stations will be operational, but not restrictive, for the remainder of September. Employees should acquaint themselves with the stations during that period.

If the employee's Restroom Trip Bank balance reaches zero, the door to. the restroom will not unlock for the employee's voice until the first of the next month. In addition, the restrooms will be equipped with timed paper roll retractors. If the restroom stall is occupied for more than three (3) minutes, an alarm will sound. Thirty (30) seconds after the alarm sounds, the roll of paper will retract into the wall, the toilet will flush, and the restroom stall door will swing open. If the stall remains occupied, your picture will be taken.

All pictures will be posted on the bulletin board. Anyone whose picture is displayed three (3) times will be immediately assigned restroom supervision duties for the remainder of the year.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the Restroom Policy Committee.

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