-From: Personnel Department Date: January 1, 1990
-To: ALL PERSONNEL Subject: Restroom Trip
In the past, employees were permitted to make trips to the restroom under informal guidelines. Effective February 1, 1990, a RESTROOM TRIP POLICY (RTP) will be established to provide a consistent method of accounting for each employees restroom time and ensuring equal treatment of all employees.
Under this policy, a "Restroom Trip Bank" will be established for each employee. The first day of each month, employees will be given a Restroom Trip Credit of 20. Restroom Trip Credits can be accumulated from month to month, to a maximum of 100 credits at which point no further credits can be accumulated.
Currently, the entrances to all restrooms are being equipped with personnel identification stations and computer-linked voice print recognition. During the next two weeks, each employee must provide two copies of their voice print (one normal, one under stress) to Personnel. The voice print recognition stations will be operational, but not restrictive, for the month of January; employees should acquaint themselves with the stations during that period. If an employee's Restroom Trip Bank balance reaches zero, the doors to all restrooms will remain locked for that employee's voice until the first of the next month.
In addition, all restroom stalls are being equipped with timed paper roll retractors. If the stall is occupied for more than three minutes, an alarm will sound, the roll of paper in the stall will retract, the toilet will flush, and the stall door will open.
If you have any questions about the new policy, please ask your supervisor.