A few months of rough press for Uber have come to a head today with CEO Travis Kalanick announcing his leave of absence, and now the 13 pages of recommendations for company changes has been released.
The recommendations were approved unanimously by Uber’s board on Sunday and presented to employees this morning. They are tailored to address problems involving senior leadership, trust, transformation, and accountability.
Some of the more eye-opening recommendations include the creation of a committee to oversee ethics, mandatory manager training, and an increased profile for Bernard Coleman, Uber’s Head of Diversity.
These recommendations are the result of a four-month-long investigation into the company by law firm Covington & Burling after former engineer Susan Fowler’s allegations of harassment, discrimination and retaliation came to light in a February blog post. Fowler made the post on February 19, and the investigation began the next day, headed up by former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder and his law partner Tammy Albarrán.
“Implementing these recommendations will improve our culture, promote fairness and accountability, and establish processes and systems to ensure the mistakes of the past will not be repeated,” Uber’s chief human resources officer Liane Hornsey said in a statement. “While change does not happen overnight, we’re committed to rebuilding trust with our employees, riders, and drivers.”
The PDF of the full report is below:Covington Recommendations