The MTA’s antiquated overtime system continues to work OT for cash-grab scams as the agency’s $31 million effort to curtail potential payroll pilfering is “at-risk,” according to the agency’s Inspector General.
The multi-million effort to prevent overtime abuse is failing as officials slow-roll the integration of modern timekeeping into the authority’s payroll systems, the IG’s latest quarterly review of the program’s progress stated.
Inspector General Carolyn Pokorny’s office said “shifts in organizational priorities” have left the multi-year effort in limbo — even as MTA employees rack up indictments for stealing time under a decades-old OT paper-dependent “honor system.”
The challenge is “surmountable,” the IG said in the
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