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D.C. Metro sleep apnea testing program hits glitch

Posted on August 14, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) employees are receiving back pay after the transit agency banned them from driving buses until they could undergo a study for sleep apnea, with one worker receiving 176 hours of retroactive pay while waiting for a diagnosis, according to The Examiner.

An arbitration panel ruled that Metro could continue to screen employees for sleep disorders but needed to provide temporary provisional cards so workers could work while waiting for a sleep study. The panel also said it would consider awarding more back pay in individual cases. For the full story, click here.

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