All law enforcement personnel must be mindful of and exercise fiscal responsibility in the use of public funds and resources. Overtime pay requires particular attention because it constitutes a sizeable expenditure of agency revenue that is provided at premium rates. Without adequate controls, unplanned expenditures can create budget overruns and divert resources from key operational areas. Therefore, it agencies should effectively manage the use of overtime and ensure that each employee uses overtime in a responsible manner and judicious manner.
These documents provide a structure for monitoring, managing and controlling the use of personnel overtime.