WASA overhauls its overtime process

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WASA overhauls its overtime process

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has finally dealing with its exorbitant overtime issue.

Starting today, April 1, 2021, managers have been asked to complete a Commuted Overtime Log Form, which must be submitted electronically on a monthly basis in order for the continuation of this payment

This news comes after the scandalous details of a report last month, which showed that the Authority paid a staggering $468.3 million in overtime during 2016 to 2020.

According to an internal memo dated March 24, which has been reported on by GML, acting Human Resources Director May Ann Diaz advised, “The current financial situation requires that greater emphasis be placed on reducing our monthly expenditure. Currently, there are two areas which continue to remain areas of grave concern, specifically overtime-as-worked and commuted overtime.”
All employees receiving commuted overtime must account for the work done.

The memo added “This is to ensure that there is empirical data to support the continued payment of the allowance, that it is economically prudent to do so, and that it is a worthwhile investment considering the criticality of the services provided by persons who are in receipt of COT Allowance.