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NJ report says towns paid execs excessively

4-9-14

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new report has found that nearly a dozen local governments awarded overtime or comp time to their executives in violation of state law.

New Jersey’s Office of the State Comptroller released its report Wednesday. It investigated more than a dozen local governments in all regions of the state.

The probe found that of 14 governments, six paid nearly $200,000 in overtime to high-level employees in 2010 and 2011 without passing a required public ordinance. They were identified as Hunterdon County, Elmwood Park, Paterson, Pemberton, Rahway and Wallington.

The investigation also found that 10 of the governments gave out more than 4,000 hours of comp time without passing an ordinance. Those included Fairfield in Cumberland County; Garfield, Northfield, Paterson, Pemberton, Rahway, Toms River, Wallington, Elmwood Park and Hunterdon County.