Employee Overtime Hours

Fourth Quarter, 2012

Some of the significant overtime usage highlights for 2012 are:

  • There were 1.8 million overtime hours were worked in 2012, which was 78,000 hours or approximately 4% less than 2011. Excluding weather related overtime for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts and the Snow and Ice category, 2012 agency overtime was 134,000 hours or 8% below 2011.
  • Port Authority Line Departments overtime exceeded budget by 99,000 hours or 14%, but was 93,000 hours or 10% less than in 2011. Excluding weather related overtime for Hurricane Sandy and Snow and Ice, Line Departments were 22,000 hours or 3% over the 2012 budget, and 138,000 hours or 17% below 2011 actual levels.
  • Public Safety overtime in 2012 totaled 810,000 hours, 360,000 hours or 80% higher than budgeted, and 60,000 hours or 8% more than 2011. The primary drivers for this increase are: backfilling for officers out sick, injured on duty or in training; responding to facility operational necessities; allocating policing based on security assessments; special events, including increased presidential and VIP movements; court appearances and arrests; and new civilian security operations and police patrols established at the airports.
  • Other Departments overtime exceeded the 2012 budget by 43,000 hours or 31%, but was 45,000 hours or 20% less than 2011. The Operations Services Department was over budget by 45,000 hours or 61%, 26,000 hours of which were attributable to Hurricane Sandy. Excluding weather related overtime for Hurricane Sandy and Snow and Ice, Other Departments were 24,000 hours or 21% over 2012 the budget, and 41,000 hours or 23% below 2011 actual levels.


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