Cleveland city employees pull in $5.2 million in overtime in just over a month

The Cleveland 19 Investigative Unit reviewed city employee overtime at the start of 2019.

Cleveland city employees pull in $5.2 million in overtime in just over a month
Cleveland City Hall.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland city employees raked in about $5.2 million in overtime in just over one month in 2019.

Cleveland city employee pulls in more than $12,000 in overtime in just over a month

At this pace, some employees could double their salary by the end of the year.

The Cleveland 19 Investigative Unit reviewed city employee overtime from Jan. 1 to Feb. 5 of this year, from a public records request.

The highest overtime earner was a police sergeant, who pulled in more than $12,000 in OT during that time period.

Cleveland City Hall.
Cleveland City Hall. (WOIO)

Cleveland 19 found nearly 370 city employees made more than $3,000 in overtime each in just over a month.

The city of Cleveland has more than 8,100 employees.

There's nothing to suggest people violated policy.

But we're asking city officials, did they budget correctly and are they properly staffed?

Watch our story tonight at 11 to hear their response, and find out which city department has the top overtime earners.

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