Richmond’s City Auditor is recommending a cap on the number of overtime hours city employees can rack up.
That guidance comes after an audit released in January documented excessive overtime hours in a number of city departments. The audit found that 57 City of Richmond employees had accrued more than 700 overtime hours each in 2017. One employee in the Department of Public Works had more than 1,800 overtime hours.
At a Richmond City Council committee meeting Thursday, Auditor Lou Lassiter said limiting overtime would address a real health and safety concern.