New York State Thruway Authority

Management of Overtime Costs

The New York State Thruway Authority (Authority) paid about $8.1 million in overtime in 2009. We reviewed whether the Authority was effectively managing and monitoring employee overtime and if overtime paid to employees was actually worked and necessary. We found that overtime was being effectively managed and monitored. We also found that the Authority’s overtime hours paid were worked and justified. However, we found additional opportunities to reduce overtime may be available and recommended that the Authority pursue additional changes during future employee contract negotiations to further reduce overtime.

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