Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
High Overtime Payments by the Central New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
The Central New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO) oversees the care that is provided in eight counties to about 3,850 persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. We found that the DDSO had not effectively monitored the distribution of overtime hours among its employees, as 21 employees worked more than 1,000 hours of overtime, an average of 19 overtime hours per week. Further, 3 of the 21 employees worked more than 2,000 hours of overtime, an average of 38 overtime hours per week. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DDSO requires work to be distributed to part-time employees who are available to work extra time before it is distributed to employees as overtime work. We found that the DDSO had no assurance overtime was equitably distributed in accordance with the MOU. We recommended a number of improvements in overtime practices at the DDSO.
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