— The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says it
will provide back pay for State Patrol officers who serve
as bodyguards for Gov. Scott Walker and other state
(http://bit.ly/1N1j1MN ) reports the U.S. Department of
Labor is requiring WISDOT to award overtime pay dating to
May 19, 2013, to nine State Patrol officers.
officers make up Wisconsin's Dignitary Protection Unit,
which provides security for Walker 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. That includes the Republican's protection on
the presidential campaign trail. Since the State Patrol is
a division of the state Transportation Department, the
officers are paid out of that agency's budget.
spokeswoman Peg Schmitt told The Associated Press in an
email Saturday that the agency is providing back pay. She
did not have an estimate.