NJ Transit paid less overtime in 2012

    Superstorm Sandy devoured savings that NJ Transit earned in lower overtime and cash-out payments.

    The agency paid $116 million for overtime last year, down $4 million from 2011.


    It also paid $2.9 less in unused sick and vacation time to employees after a policy change in 2011 eliminated cash-outs for newly hired non-union workers and reduced the amount owed to existing workers.

    However, the Asbury Park Press reports the savings was offset by $40 million spent to hire contractors for storm repairs and restoration after Sandy.

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