Government Eployees are better than you.
How else can you explain why they get all the perks?
The biggest expense uncovered in the audit was $30 million in unjustified bonuses to employees and management in 2008 and 2009 without consideration of performance.
One example was paying employees overtime for removing snow and working holidays and then giving additional “snow removal bonuses” and “holiday bonuses.”
The Comptroller’s Office audit released Tuesday says taxpayers also paid $430,000 for free E-ZPass transponders for employees to get to work and nearly $90,000 in scholarships for workers’ kids.
The audit shows turnpike authority employees got bonuses and overtime for working their birthdays and holidays.
Comptroller Matt Boxer says tolls are set for another increase in 2012.
“While tolls are going up, the Turnpike Authority is overpaying its employees, overpaying its management, overpaying for its health plan and overpaying for legal services,” Boxer said in a statement.
Public money was also used to cover costs for a toll operators event that none of the authority’s employees actually attended.
The real question is why do we still have toll booth operators? Could it be that they are part of the sacred cow, the Teamsters Union?