From Government Security News:

A Senate subcommittee will hold a hearing on December 10 to examine the question of whether certain components of DHS are allowing some of their employees to seek compensation for overtime hours, even when they’re not technically eligible for such overtime…“On October 31, 2013, the United States Office of Special Counsel (OSC) issued a report to the President detailing ‘long-standing abuse of overtime payments by the Department of Homeland Security’,” explained the committee’s notice. The report reveals that, for years, Homeland Security employees have abused a fund meant to compensate workers who must sometimes stay on duty beyond normal business hours, such as law enforcement officers responding to criminal activity.”