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Some of New York’s top overtime earners pulled in twice as much in OT pay in 2013 than their salaries, according to state records.
A corrections department lieutenant, for example, received nearly $119,000 in overtime pay for his job which has a base pay of $90,243, according to the state comptroller’s office records obtained Friday under the state Freedom of Information Law.
On Long Island, a teaching and research worker at Stony Brook University Hospital who was paid a base salary of $58,468 was paid $98,711 in overtime, the records showed.
"Overtime is becoming a costly habit for New York State," said state Comptroller Thomas Napoli." After declines earlier in the decade, it is again on the rise and could break a record for 2013. State agencies responsible for managing this expense must ensure that work loads are appropriate and effective."