New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux is suggesting the city change its overtime regulations for some employees. Quatrevaux says the current policy of awarding overtime, especially for city executives, proved to be expensive for Hurricane Isaac. He also says workers like those with the Independent Police Monitor staff are often called to work in the evening even though the employees are scheduled to work normal daytime shifts.
Quatrevaux is suggesting the city, rather than pay overtime, allow workers to have compensatory time off and away from work.
Quatrevaux said he wanted to make the suggestions in advance of the city’s Civil Service Commission’s consideration of rule changes.