130 lieutenants and sergeants draw 2 paychecks?
Jon Ortiz | Sacramento Bee
Nearly a dozen state departments have allowed hundreds of employees to hold more than one job…
All told, 571 nonunion employees held more than one position this month. Many are salaried managers and supervisors who are ineligible for overtime. Others, such as those working in the state’s prison system, are nonunion employees whose primary job pays an hourly wage and overtime under certain conditions.
The practice has drawn criticism from some labor experts who say it may run afoul of federal labor law and, at the very least, invites an end-run around the notion of paying fixed wages for salaried jobs…
About 75 lieutenants in corrections hold lower-level positions as sergeants or line-walking correctional officers. Another 55 sergeants have second appointments as correctional officers or as self-help program sponsors.
All of those jobs pay an hourly wage. Most of the salaried employees with second jobs in the department are prison medical staff, some whose primary jobs as doctors and psychiatrists pay $10,000 to $20,000 per month…(Full text at Sacramento Bee )
Paco is aware that a past MOU permitted correctional sergeant’s to work OT as CO’s but the practice reported by the Sacramento Bee’s Jon Ortiz appears to be much more than that. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) it is clear overtime applies when a CPO performs a secondary task for the agency. In that context, the practice may be an effort to circumvent the federal labor law, as noted in the article.
In an environment where staff are being terminated, the notion others are double dipping is outrageous. However, there may well be more to the story than Paco can fathom with the information gleaned to date.
Those who are aware of CDCR staff working under more than one classification are asked to post their observations as a comment. Please do not include the names of the double-dippers. -