The state had spent around $119 million from the general fund for overtime as of the end of December — midway through the 2016 fiscal year.
The information comes from an annual report by the state Office of Fiscal Analysis and is limited to overtime paid from the general fund. The general fund covers the overwhelming bulk of state government operations and debt service. This fiscal year the fund stands at nearly $18.2 billion and represents just over 90 percent of the overall state budget.
The report estimates 17,134 employees earned overtime pay, but that’s an approximation, not an actual count of individuals.
A spokesperson for the office explained to Trend CT that the total includes fractional employees when part of the overtime pay comes from a source other than the general fund. For example, if three-fourths of a state trooper’s overtime pay for traffic control came from a contractor and one-fourth came from the general fund, it would be reflected as one fourth (0.25) of an employee in the total employee count for each department.
Five departments account for 90 percent of the $119.1 million the state has spent on overtime.
The table below shows the overtime figures for each department.
|UConn Health Center||1247261||580|
|Teachers’ Retirement Board||2190||5|
|State Department of Education||560861||202|
|Secretary of the State||36594||22|
|Office of the State Comptroller||39353||31|
|Office of the Chief Medical Examiner||194973||36|
|Office of the Attorney General||108||1|
|Office of Protection & Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities||1307||4|
|Office of Policy and Management||365||2|
|Office of Governmental Accountability||3472||5|
|Office of Early Childhood||16576||34|
|Department of Veterans Affairs||1078545||211|
|Department of Social Services||3863427||938|
|Department of Revenue Services||67361||53|
|Department of Rehabilitation Services||86383||30|
|Department of Public Health||18656||20|
|Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services||26182982||2409|
|Department of Energy and Environmental Protection||517910||343|
|Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection||13274778||1403|
|Department of Economic and Community Development||6329||14|
|Department of Developmental Services||22722030||2338|
|Department of Correction||37649610||4640|
|Department of Consumer Protection||39448||35|
|Department of Children and Families||9621218||2367|
|Department of Agriculture||30497||14|
|Department of Administrative Services||146413||83|
|Connecticut State Library||10154||1|
|Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities||37358||6|
|Board of Regents for Higher Education||528496||206|
|Agricultural Experiment Station||340||5|