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Employee Overtime Hours - Year end, 2017

With respect to basic (“core") operations of the Port Authority, overtime hours in 2017 were within 4% (or 74,000 hours) of budgeted hours. The overage was almost entirely attributable to work needed to install a new signal system on PATH to meet the federally-mandated Positive Train Control compliance deadline.

With respect to Port Authority operations that are heavily affected by requirements that vary every year (e.g. snow removal; “non-core" in the table), in 2017, actual overtime required for these special needs/non-core expenditures exceeded the Port Authority's projected and budgeted amounts by 162,000 hours in the following categories.

  1. Port Authority Police Department heightened security requirements,
  2. Above average need for snow and ice removal activity, and
  3. Support for Hurricane Maria recovery efforts.

Overall, the agency was within 11% of budgeted overtime.

Comparing 2017 overtime hours to 2016, overtime hours for basic (“core") operations were within 1% of 2016. Some 83% (or 115,000 hours) of the 138,000 overtime hours utilized above 2016 levels were due to higher than 2016 expenses for two sets of special needs (“non-core") activities:

  1. Port Authority Police Department heightened security requirements,
  2. Support for Hurricane Maria recovery efforts.

Overall overtime hours in 2017 were up 6% over 2016.