Serial No. 113-106: Abuse of Overtime at DHS: Padding Paychecks and Pensions at Taxpayer Expense, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, November 20, 2013   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is from the November 20, 2013 hearing, "Abuse of Overtime at DHS: Padding Paychecks and Pensions at Taxpayer Expense," held before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the statement of John Florence: "It has been brought to light that there are some serious challenges and problems with the use of overtime, often called Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime, or AUO. We are going to look today at the desk jockeys who milk the system and the public trust and steal from Americans by abusing the system. We are also going to try to give more consistency and look at those that are working hard on the border and doing the job that Americans deserve and need, and the good work that they do, and how we compensate them as well. Our hearing examines the recent Office of Special Council letter to the President which described the pervasive misuse of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime, AUO, by employees at the Department of Homeland Security. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner found abuse of this form of overtime paid to be, 'profound and en- trenched,' problem at the Department of Homeland Security, characterizing the practice as, 'a gross waste of scares [sic] government funds.' She will testify that this is not an isolated occurrence, but a persistent pattern of costing Americans what could be tens of millions of dollars every year, and this is just the Department of Homeland Security." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John Florence, Carolyn Lerner, Catherine Emerson, Ronald Vitiello, and Brandon Judd.

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