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Overtime is salary booster for top Schenectady County earners

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A caseworker in the Schenectady County child protective unit earned $133,244 in 2007 — more than 21⁄2 times his base salary, making him the highest paid non-management employee that year, according to payroll records. The second highest paid non-management employee was a corrections officer in the Schenectady County Jail, who earned $126,187. His 2007 payroll also was 21⁄2 times his base salary. Salary figures for 2008 are not available. The county is facing a tough ...

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October 8, 2008
4:52 p.m.

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County Employees are no different than the average person. They are CASHING IN on the opportunity to take advantage of "Management" not hiring enough people to do the work. IT'S OBVIOUS THE $ PAID IN OVERTIME COST THE TAXPAYERS 3X the base salary so WHY did the commissioner of social services allow this to happen? Maybe social services along with the police dept. needs cleaning up.

October 9, 2008
1:15 p.m.

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Of course Child protective services has a lot of overtime. They have to waist all their time and resources investigating "Unfounded"reports of abuse and/or neglect. I as a person who has been investigated several times for "unfounded" reports feel it is rediculous how much time is wasted investigating people just because someone has a grudge against you or is just plain mean and putting victimless children in the position of being talked to and CPS trying to coax the children into lying so that CPS may find something wrong with the parents. Maybe they should be investigated and see what we come up with on them.