April 1, 2002
MEMORANDUM FOR: Technical Support Staff
FROM: Technical Support Manager
SUBJECT: Restroom Trip Policy
In the past, employees were permitted to take trips to the restroom under informal guidelines. Effective today, a Restroom Trip Policy (RTP) will be established to provide a consistent method of account for each employee’s restroom time and ensuring equal treatment of all employees.
Under this policy, a “Restroom Trip Ban”, will be established for each employee. The first day of each month, employees will be given a Restroom Trip Credit of 20 points. Restroom trip credits can be accumulated from month to month.
Currently, the entrances to all restrooms are being equipped with personnel identification stations and computer-linked voice print recognition. During the next three weeks, each employee must provide two copies of voice prints (one normal, and one under stress) to Human Resources. The voice print recognition stations will be operational but not restrictive of the month of April; 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 not unlock for that employee’s voice until the first of 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. Thirty seconds after the alarm sounds, 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 contact me tomorrow after you’ve enjoyed april fools day and we can make any necessary arrangements.