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Councilman to Focus On Mandatory OT's Role in CO's Injuries

Posted 7/30/18

Council Member I. Daneek Miller, the Chair of the City Council’s Committee on the Civil Service and Labor, plans to hold hearings into the potential link between the spike in workplace injuries at the Department of Correction and mandatory overtime in the system.

In 2017 more than 5,000 Workers’ Compensation claims were filed by injured DOC employees. In 2014, DOC employees filed 3,560 injury claims and the city paid out over $3 million in lost wages and medical expenses. Last year, covering the wages and health-care expenses cost the city in excess of $5.3 million.

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