I-Team: Cleveland EMS supervisor nearly doubles salary with overtime

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CLEVELAND - The Fox 8 I-Team has found a Cleveland EMS supervisor nearly doubled her salary with overtime last year, and we’re investigating how that could happen as the mayor is talking about a possible tax increase.

We filed a records request asking about time cards and pay for EMS Sgt. Gwendolyn McCue. The city says her standard pay is $52,724.63. But last year, she made $101,215.30.

The records show she earned overtime on most regular work days and nearly every weekend day too.

McCue leads the ambulance service recruitment and training.

With our records request, the city sent us a long list of McCue’s job responsibilities. But the I-Team wanted to know how someone could earn that much overtime and have it approved.

The city told us Friday that the EMS commissioner would not be available to answer questions on camera until early next week.

The I-Team stopped by EMS headquarters to see McCue, but a coworker said she would not be coming out to talk to us.

A union leader describes her as a hard worker who does a good job.

But taxpayers we met on the street raised some of the same questions as we have. With a potential city tax increase looming, how is possible for an EMS training and recruitment supervisor to nearly double her salary?

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