Overtime cost reaches new high at state agencies

WNYT Staff
Created: May 04, 2021 07:47 PM

The cost of overtime at state agencies reached an all-time high last year. That's according to a report released by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

State agencies paid out $850 million for overtime. That's an increase of 5.5% from 2019.

The Department of Labor had the biggest increase in overtime at more than 17,000%.

The Department of Health, the Tax Department and the Department of Environmental Conservation all saw dramatic overtime increases from the year before.

However, overtime earnings and hours decreased at Corrections.

MORE INFORMATION: New York State Agency Use of Overtime

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