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Audit finds millions in overtime pay at L.A. transportation department
Audit finds millions in overtime pay at L.A. transportation department

Last year, the average employee who paints stripes on roads and installs street signs for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation made $48,100 in overtime, almost six times what most other city workers received. Four supervisors claimed $70,000 in OT, and one manager drew $155,319, effectively tripling his salary. Those and other findings were in a transportation department audit issued Tuesday by City Controller Ron Galperin. It revealed in particular that workers in the paint and sign division collected what Galperin characterized as "staggering" amounts of overtime, costing the city $3.3 million in a single year and raising concerns that some of the extra pay might have...

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