The 16 city employees who received the most overtime in 2009 all worked in the Racine Police Department, according to city data.
One city dispatcher boosted her salary 60 percent in 2009 with overtime and double time pay. Sharlene Thomas, listed as a communications specialist I in 2009, earned $31,425.51 in overtime pay and $2,433.90 in double time pay for working more than 40 hours per week. Thomas' OT was the highest in the city last year. She ended up making $82,864.55.
Investigator David Derks earned the second most OT with $25,546.28 (total salary was $97,169.94), followed by Communications Specialist I Joanne Larsen with $25,396.41 (total salary $75,442.77), Investigator Randy Kuzia with $23,758.41 (total salary was $97,348.22) and Sgt. Michael Payne with $23,748.29 (total salary $103,597.19).
The 16 city employees who received the most overtime in 2009 all worked in the Racine Police Department. Police overtime and double time totaled $790,162.06 last year, which amounted to 5.3 percent of the department's total wages of $14,814,452.42 for 2009. The city had budgeted $750,000 for police overtime in 2009.
By comparison, the Public Works Department paid out $239,044.76 in overtime in 2009, which amounted to 4.3 percent of the department's total wages of $5,515,321.05. The Fire Department paid out $169,930.71 in overtime, which was 1.7% of the department's total wages of $9,871,276.37.
A total of 29 employees earned more than $10,000 in overtime pay last year, according to city data.
Below is a spreadsheet listing all city employees who earned more than $10,000 in overtime in 2009.
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