To my surprise a government employee can call in sick on Monday, work a double on Tuesday and collect overtime for that shift even though his total number of actual work hours is only 40. I know that this will be met with great resistance, but the amount of money and time used astonishes me. At the same time to cover that sick shift someone else will get overtime?
It should be made policy that overtime will NOT be paid out until actual work hours exceed 40 hours and CANNOT include sick time or vacation time in that calculation. Personnel account for a very large percentage of government expenses.