government employees http://wrvo.org en Comptroller reports state spent record amount on overtime http://wrvo.org/post/comptroller-reports-state-spent-record-amount-overtime <p></p><p>New York's state comptroller says the Cuomo administration racked up a record $611 million in overtime payments over the past year.</p><p>State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the 16 percent increase in overtime payments between 2012 and 2013 comes mostly from employees in institutional settings, like prisons and psychiatric centers. The state police also paid troopers $35 million in overtime payments, at an average of over $74 an hour. &nbsp;</p><p>DiNapoli says the uptick comes at a time when state government has been downsizing employees.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 04:25:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50544 at http://wrvo.org Comptroller reports state spent record amount on overtime