Notably, the OT surge was highest at the Long Island Rail Road, up 30 percent last year and more than double the 2013 level, the Empire Center reports. And The Post has highlighted some hard-to-swallow extreme LIRR cases, with one guy working the equivalent of 16 hours a day for the whole year. Read More
The individual cases of huge overtime payments for Mr. Caputo and others — first revealed to the public last month in an annual report from the Empire Center for Public Policy, a fiscal research group — have highlighted failures by the authority to modernize the timekeeping systems for its 70,000 employees. Read More
The Empire Center, a nonprofit group that breaks down payroll payments of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, also found that overtime spending for the LIRR increased $50 million, almost 30 percent, from 2017 to 2018. Read More
Last month, a watchdog group called Empire Center for Public Policy released a report after examining MTA payroll data. The report found that the MTA spent more than $1 billion in overtime in 2018, up $100 million from the prior year. Read More
A recent analysis by the Empire Center revealed that MTA cops took in an average of about $35,000 in overtime and other extra pay in 2018. Foye described the plan to monitor worker overtime with MTA as a “welcome step" earlier this week. Read More
An April report from the Empire Center for Public Policy highlighted a 16% surge last year in overtime costs at the MTA — where the $418 million payroll cost in 2018 was $82 million more than what the authority expects to take in from the last fare and toll increases. Read More
The agency’s overall payroll grew by a whopping $418 million in 2018, according to a report published last month by the watchdog group Empire Center for Public Policy. Some LIRR workers made more than $300,000 a year in overtime alone. Read More
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