Letters to the Editor

OT cheaper than more employees

Your suggestion of capping, and then actually acting on that cap, of prison-corrections overtime pay is erroneous. The same holds true for other public servants: police, fire, etc. Overtime is cheaper because it avoids hiring additional personnel and having to fund more benefits.

OT is the cheaper way to go. Plus, it's the only way contract employees have of adding to their salary without getting a second outside job.