Delaware officials release report on Department of Correction overtime pay

In the wake of the deadly inmate uprising at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, the Delaware Office of Auditor of Accounts has released a report on overtime pay for Department of Correction employees.

The office's analysis showed that Delaware paid employees $57 million in overtime pay in fiscal year 2016 with $22 million going to Department of Correction employees. For fiscal year 2017, $46 million was paid in overtime by the state with $17 million going to Department of Correction employees.

The data also showed that more than 75 percent of DOC employees received overtime pay, with the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center incurring the highest overtime costs of all DOC divisions.

Officials say the overtime report will go to Governor Carney's office to be included in the independent review of the February 1st hostage situation.

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