Baltimore Police Overtime Scam

Another thread had me looking this up... interesting find indeed. Baltimore needs to be flushed. :eyebrow:

More than a year ago, police announced plans to buy and install fingerprint scanners and track the comings and goings of officers. They trumpeted this new technology as a solution to years of costly overruns.

Today, the fingerprint scanners are sitting unused, said Sgt. Mike Mancuso, the police union president. A department spokesman could not immediately say why.


In October, the Baltimore Department of Finance published a report that reviewed the 25 highest overtime earners and found that 40 percent of them were assigned police duties other than patrol. For example, Officer Clarence Grear works the front door at City Hall and a booth at a police parking garage, then volunteers for extra shifts. Grear earned about $212,800 last fiscal year. That made him the 10th highest-paid city employee. He declined to comment.
 

glhs837

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Today, the fingerprint scanners are sitting unused, said Sgt. Mike Mancuso, the police union president. A department spokesman would not immediately say why.
fixed that for them. We all know damn well why not.
 

Chris0nllyn

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Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison has pledged to crack down on officers who continue to exceed the department’s limit of 32 overtime hours a week.
32 hours of OT? Damn.

The department still depends on handwritten time slips to track the overtime hours, Harrison said. Then a civilian employee types the slips into a computer.
Seriously?

fixed that for them. We all know damn well why not.
It's like the spent shell casing database that produced barrels upon barrels of spent brass and not much else.
 

Hijinx

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Any Department that pays overtime needs more employees.
Employees are paid regular time Overtime is time and a half.
Why pay half more because you don't hire the people you need.?
 

b23hqb

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PREMO Member
Many agencies, especially govt agencies, know it is cheaper in the long run to pay OT to full time employees rather than the expenses of more full time employees and those costs. It is a mathematical reality.
 

This_person

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Any Department that pays overtime needs more employees.
Employees are paid regular time Overtime is time and a half.
Why pay half more because you don't hire the people you need.?
Overtime is just 50% more hourly pay. Another employee is benefits plus overhead costs. it's a lot cheaper to pay overtime
 

Monello

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PREMO Member
Another thread had me looking this up... interesting find indeed. Baltimore needs to be flushed. :eyebrow:

More than a year ago, police announced plans to buy and install fingerprint scanners and track the comings and goings of officers. They trumpeted this new technology as a solution to years of costly overruns.

Today, the fingerprint scanners are sitting unused, said Sgt. Mike Mancuso, the police union president. A department spokesman could not immediately say why.


In October, the Baltimore Department of Finance published a report that reviewed the 25 highest overtime earners and found that 40 percent of them were assigned police duties other than patrol. For example, Officer Clarence Grear works the front door at City Hall and a booth at a police parking garage, then volunteers for extra shifts. Grear earned about $212,800 last fiscal year. That made him the 10th highest-paid city employee. He declined to comment.
They have a ways to go to catch up to this guy in New York.

The feds are investigating Long Island Rail Road workers amid an overtime explosion — including one who made $344,000 in extra pay by clocking a seemingly impossible number of hours, it was revealed Friday.

Among them is reigning overtime king Thomas Caputo, whose 3,864 OT hours in 2018 were outlined in a series of Post reports about skyrocketing payroll costs at the railroad, sources told the Times.
This guy worked 75 hours of overtime every week for an entire year. That is almost physically impossible. Dude must be super human. Decades ago I had a few weeks with 35-40 OT hours and remember how taxing it was. You could do it short term but not way can you do that pace for 12 months.
 
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