Philadelphia's record-setting overtime costs during pandemic cause alarm

Philadelphia City Hall
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UPDATED: 5:15 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city of Philadelphia set a record for overtime costs in the fiscal year that ended July 1 — topping $200 million for the first time.

Overtime has been a concern, for years, for the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, the state agency that oversees city spending. Executive Director Harvey Rice says fiscal year 2020 raised a red flag.

Rice says PICA expected overtime increases in police, fi