MTA chairman: Changes needed after overtime abuse report

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MTA Chairman Pat Foye says changes need to be made following the inspector general’s report into alleged overtime abuse within the transit agency.

The report included the audit of a former Long Island Rail Road foreman Raymond Murphy due to his massive overtime bills.

Auditors say on nearly half a dozen occasions, Murphy was at his East Northport home when he claimed he was on the clock. He retired and collected his pension last year.

MORE: Former LIRR foreman from East Northport eyed in overtime scandal 

“The state pension law needs to be addressed, in some cases collective bargaining needs to be addressed,” says Foye. “I have the same reaction that a commuter on an LIRR platform or waiting for the subway. Why should someone who's engaged in behavior like that…be rewarded with a pension?”

Foye went on to say the state constitution may need to be changed to addressed because it protects public employee pensions. The MTA is also revamping its time reporting protocols to prevent more alleged overtime abuse.

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