HARTFORD, Conn.—A new report says Connecticut state employees collected $250 million in overtime last year, with some of the highest amounts going to prison guards, state troopers and workers at the state's psychiatric hospital.
The Hartford Courant reports ( http://cour.at/nZEnBj) the calculations come as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is pushing his appointees to reduce overtime in their agencies in coming years.
The report, compiled by Malloy's budget office, reviewed overtime totals for 47 state government agencies. Those administrators are being ordered to cut their overtime by 10 percent during the current budget year.
The Courant obtained the calculations under the state's Freedom of Information laws.
Ben Barnes, secretary of the state Office of Policy and Management, said the figures show small but encouraging progress toward reducing overtime in this year's budget.