City’s Spends Almost $150 Million in OT Through Third Quarter

Overtime Cost Projection Surpasses $200 Million for First Time

May 27, 2020 —The Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority’s (“PICA”) Overtime Update for the Third Quarter of FY2020 showed City of Philadelphia overtime costs totaled $148.9 million, $15.8 million more than through the third quarter of last year. Additionally, PICA’s analysis found City departments spent 89.4 percent of their total allocation for FY2020 overtime, with just one quarter still remaining in the fiscal year. The City projects it will exceed $200 million in overtime costs in FY2020, far surpassing the previous high spending total of $179.4 million, set in FY2018. $148.9 million is also the highest third quarter total, surpassing the FY2018 third quarter total of $135.4 million by $13.5 million.

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