Audit: County’s Overtime Costs Exceed $110 Million in 2020-21

RIVERSIDE - Multiple agencies pushed Riverside County's overall overtime expenses above $100 million in the previous fiscal year, with the sheriff's department leading the pack, according to a report that the Board of Supervisors will review today. The Office of the Auditor-Controller just completed its 2020-21 fiscal year "Full Transparency Countywide Overtime Monitoring'' assessment and, according to the narrative, a total $111.1 million was paid out to cover OT costs throughout county government, compared to $116 million in the previous fiscal year, netting a drop of 4%. Auditors focused mainly on agencies that had exceptionally higher OT outlays, including the sheriff's department, fire department, Emergency Management Department, District Attorney's Office, Department of Public Heal
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