NO likely to cap emergency OT pay

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Posted: Dec 18, 2012 10:46 AM
Source: Associated Press

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NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Civil Service Commission is considering new rules that would limit extra pay for city officials during hurricanes and other emergencies.

It's a move that comes after a dozen of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's top lieutenants accrued more than $10,000 apiece in emergency bonuses during Hurricane Isaac.

Robert Hagmann, personnel administrator for the Department of Civil Service, made a preliminary recommendation to the commission on Monday to eliminate overtime pay for city officials earning more than $100,000 a year.

Meanwhile, Deputy Mayor Andy Kopplin made a separate recommendation that would keep emergency pay as is but restrict city officials with the rank of deputy director or higher from also getting overtime.

The Times-Picayune reports the commission is likely to vote on a final rule change this spring.

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