A report released by Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher in October accused employees in the Denver International Airport’s (DIA) Snow Operation Support Program of willfully collecting nearly $7,000 in unearned overtime pay.
According to the report, one employee charged for 44 hours of overtime despite being in DIA’s office building about half of the time. Three employees allegedly clocked in early and clocked out late, and three others collected overtime for hours when they were neither working nor on leave, the report said.
The audit examined only nine of the roughly 60 workers in the snow removal program. Jeff Green, a DIA spokesman, said an internal review revealed no misconduct, the Rocky Mountain News reported.
“These employees were following procedures,” Green said. “There was a problem with the airport’s controls. There was not a problem with any of these employees.”