DOC Officials To Repay Overtime

Over a year ago, the Office of the Public Auditor released the results of an audit on the Department of Corrections. Particularly glaring were the shenanigans involving the prison’s payroll, with all sorts of inconsistencies and oddities like the warden collecting 62 hours of overtime in a three day period, and the chief parole officer bringing in tens of thousands of dollars in overtime in both 2001 and 2002. The Civil Service Commission met yesterday and decided that the two high-ranking officials at the Department of Corrections who were paid thousands of dollars in overtime will have to pay that money back. Basically they were in supervisory positions and were ineligible for overtime pay.