Controller's Audit Reveals 'Staggering' Overtime at DOT

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 12

Los Angeles – Controller Ron Galperin released an audit report detailing exceptionally high overtime use in the Department of Transportation’s Traffic Paint and Sign section.

After receiving an anonymous tip to the Controller’s Fraud Waste & Abuse Hotline, Galperin’s staff used data analysis to identify four supervisors in the Traffic Paint and Sign Section who received at least $70,000 in overtime pay during FY 2013-14. One traffic marking and sign superintendent received $155,319 in overtime on top of his normal $78,000 yearly earnings—effectively tripling his salary.