Senators: NYSDOT Made Suspicious Overtime Payments

Diane J. Savino

May 07, 2010

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York's Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency is spotlighting a whistleblower who gave them a tip about some Department of Transportation motor vehicle inspectors.

The claim isn't that people lied and didn't do the work, but rather that no one stepped up to stop them from racking up so many hours.

The task force calls it a "dysfunctional use of overtime" that allowed 152 motor vehicle inspectors to earn more than a million dollars in overtime last year, not all of legit.

"If you want to know where government is wasting money, ask the people who work there, they can tell you," said Senator Diane Savino (D – Long Island)...

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