Tuesday, December 13, 2016

3,500 hours of overtime?

What do you think would happen if you turned in a time card with 3,500 hours of overtime?

Think maybe your employer would be just a tad inquisitive?

That's just one of the riddle in the latest economic mess coming out of the city of Chester. A city police officer in one year recorded those 3,500 hours of OT.

A report last week from state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale indicated that the city's municipal pension plans are on the brink of collapse.

One of the problems is that costs are being driven up by the overtime racked up by police and firefighters.

We talk about it on today's editorial page.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

3500 hoursof overtime? A full time employee works 2080hours per year. That's 1.68FTE (almost 1and 3/4 people) in overtime. It's cheaper to hire personnel. Of course that doesn't include benefits and we all know that aspect of municipal employment is as out of control as this ridiculous overtime request.
My question is where was the management oversight? I am to believe that senior leadership actually approved these hours? If so, that leadership needs to be reviewed! I was in a senior management position for forty years. My read: poor senior leadership in managing community resources and evaluating cost effectiveness in operations. This is inappropriate manpower utilization.
Get a grip here. We can't afford this.
Only strengthens the argument for regionalization of police and fire operations.

December 15, 2016 at 1:33 PM 
Blogger GBULL51974 said...

3500 hours of overtime? A full time employee works 2080hours per year. That's 1.68FTE (almost 1and 3/4 people) in overtime. It's cheaper to hire personnel. Of course that doesn't include benefits and we all know that aspect of municipal employment is as out of control as this ridiculous overtime request.
My question is where was the management oversight? I am to believe that senior leadership actually approved these hours? If so, that leadership needs to be reviewed! I was in a senior management position for forty years. My read: poor senior leadership in managing community resources and evaluating cost effectiveness in operations. This is inappropriate manpower utilization.
Get a grip here. We can't afford this.
Only strengthens the argument for regionalization of police and fire operations.

December 15, 2016 at 1:35 PM 

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