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Report: Retroactive OT ordered for Walker security detail


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A television station reports federal authorities are ordering retroactive overtime for Wisconsin State Patrol officers who serve as bodyguards for Gov. Scott Walker and other state officials.

WKOW-TV ( ) reports the U.S. Department of Labor is requiring the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to award overtime pay dating to May 19, 2013, to nine State Patrol officers.

Those 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

A WISDOT representative tells the station the agency was notified of the decision Monday but said officials have not yet determined how much it will cost state taxpayers.

A Labor Department spokeswoman in Chicago said she did not know yet if the decision was in response to a complaint.

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