Updated: November 12, 2020 06:49 PM
Created: November 12, 2020 03:18 PM
NewsChannel 13 Waste Watchers
Behind the Scenes
State Worker OT: Are your tax dollars being spent wisely?
How much does New York State spend in Overtime?
We wanted to know, so we filed a Freedom of Information Request asking for info the top 10 OT earners statewide.
Jan 14, 2020: NC13 WW files first FOIL request
Feb 19, 2020: The state gave us the data
None of the people in this list were from our coverage area so we narrowed our search.
Sept 22, 2020: The state gave us the information:
NOTE: each data set includes 11 tabs (one for each county in our coverage area)
We started sifting through the data and found some state workers making nearly 3 times their base salary in OT alone and the same people were doing this year after year but we didn’t want to assume it’s wasteful. The purpose of NewsChannel 13 Waste Watchers is to ask questions to find out if it’s wasteful or if it is a good use of your tax dollars.
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