ALBANY, New York — New York's comptroller reports that state agencies spent more than $337 million on overtime in the first six months of the fiscal year, up $21 million from the same time last year.
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says state workers clocked more than 8.2 million overtime hours, up 5 percent from a year earlier.
DiNapoli says that even without the state police and corrections manhunt that followed a June prison break, overtime "has escalated at a record pace."
The comptroller's office reported the state agencies spent a record $661 million on staff overtime in 2014, up almost $50 million from the previous year.
The new report showed total extra hours worked by agency employees rose by 1 million to nearly 16 million last year.