Rochester - Genesee Regional Transportation Authority

Management of Employee Overtime

The Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (Authority) provides public transportation and other related services within the Rochester-Genesee regional transportation district. According to Authority records, overtime increased from $2.8 million for the year ending March 31, 2006 to $3.5 million for the year ending March 31, 2009. We audited to determine whether the Authority was adequately managing employee overtime and if overtime paid to employees was actually worked and necessary. We found that Authority officials have taken steps to manage and control employee overtime. However, when we tested overtime payments to seven of the 15 Authority employees with the highest overtime earnings, we found that 537 overtime hours totaling $17,572 were not justified, mainly due to a lack of documentation. We also found that some workers routinely start before their regular shift and, therefore, were paid overtime. Authority officials generally agreed with our recommendations to improve overtime controls.

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