Report: Airport managers paid extra to plow snow |

Report: Airport managers paid extra to plow snow

DENVER ” Payroll records show Denver International Airport paid nearly $590,000 in overtime last year to clear snow from roads and parking lots, with more than $115,000 of that going to airport managers.

KMGH-TV in Denver reported Wednesday that one manager was paid overtime for snow removal on a day when there was no snow.

The station says six managers were paid an average of $51 an hour for snow-removal overtime.

Ruth Rodriguez, manager of the snow-removal team, denies the overtime is a perk for management.

She says the team helps ensure safety and reliability, and that snow delays can cost air-transportation businesses $1 million an hour.

Clay Vigoda, director of government and community affairs, says the city auditor is investigating.

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