DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. will not review the finances of a joint employee training center with the UAW after indictments related to an alleged plot to funnel millions of dollars from the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center to officials at the automaker and union.
"We are confident in the UAW-Ford National Programs Center leadership team and the policies and procedures used to govern the program operations that benefit approximately 56,000 members of our UAW-Ford hourly workforce," Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker wrote in an email to Automotive News.
Felker outlined a number of checks and balances within the UAW-Ford National Programs Center such as biannual finance audits by an independent auditor and monthly expense monitoring.
Federal investigators contend lack of oversight of the UAW-Chrysler center allowed two former top negotiators for the UAW and FCA to siphon $2.2 million from the training center.
Each of the Detroit automakers funds a joint training program with the union. The nonprofit organizations operate separately and are supervised by a joint board of officials from each company and the union.