Premium Payments To Public Safety Personnel Causing Problems For City Budgets
Described by City Controller Michael Lamb as a "runaway train," Pittsburgh is experiencing a problem paying overtime, holiday and other premium costs to public safety personnel. Public Source reporter EricHolmberg’sinvestigation of the matter found that existing workers earn nearly $30 million in additional funds to their salaries each year, but are burdened by under staffing and increased workloads. Holmberg shares his thoughts the issue and its contributing factors.
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