Port Authority cops have an unbelievable perk that other workers can only dream of — they can collect overtime for not working.
The bizarre benefit applies to officers suspected of misconduct who are suspended with pay and later cleared or found guilty of an infraction carrying a penalty that’s short of dismissal. Suspended officers can claim overtime if no formal charges are filed within 120 days.
The theoretical overtime these cops would have made during their suspensions is based on a formula in their union contract.
In theory, you could get more money for not working than if you had been on the job.