It turns out that at the Los Angeles Fire Department, coronavirus testing duty isn’t the only way to make a small fortune in overtime pay. But in the Los Angeles Fire Department, there’s a long tradition of overtime pay being there for the taking. In a citywide overtime audit by City Controller Ron Galperin, LAFD topped all departments in the 2018-19 fiscal year, with 3 million hours of overtime and $192 million in overtime pay. And in a single month, one fire captain made more than $70,000 in overtime pay, much of it on COVID detail. On Friday, a spokesperson for Galperin and another for the Fire Department told me those reviews are ongoing.
Source: Los Angeles Times November 21, 2020 18:00 UTC