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Record Amount of Overtime Pay for State Worker?


It’s nice to get a little overtime pay from work, but one New York State worker cashed in big last year.

I keep telling my kids to get into computers and IT because that is where the future and the money will be. Imagine what it must be like to work IT for NYS? Talk about job security. If you know what you are doing, you probably have a job for life.

According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, a state IT employee racked up almost triple her salary in overtime pay last year. She did put in a lot of extra hours and I’m not saying she doesn’t deserve it, but this is some serious OT.

Debborah Casais worked 3,312 hours of overtime last year as an information technician in the Office of Information Technology Services, according to the list released by the state Comptroller’s Office following a Freedom of Information request.

The state IT agency said lots of overtime was needed to move away from a 24 hour help desk to different contracted call centers. The biggest consumer of NYS overtime is the Mental Health agency. Last year it’s overtime costs were up over 7% to about $109 million.




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