NY State Spends $462 Million On Overtime
State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli has announced that State agencies spent more than $462 million on overtime in the first nine months of 2013, a jump of $65 million over the same period in 2012.
In terms of percentage for agencies that spent at least $500,000 in overtime, the Office of Information Technology Services saw the largest increase, up 517 percent, followed by the Department of Taxation and Finance, up 437 percent and the Department of Financial Services, up 347 percent.
Other state agencies actually decreased overtime spending, including the Office of Temporary Disability Assistance, which saw the largest percentage drop at 51 percent. Overtime rose by more than 16 percent across all state agencies.
Overtime data covers the first nine months of 2013 compared to the same time last year.