Port Authority execs collect hidden pay

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:15

    FORT LEE — Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executives have collected more than $2 million in extra compensation over two years that's hidden from the public. About 650 non-union employees with perfect attendance were able to trade in vacation days for compensation. The Record newspaper obtained the information about the undisclosed extra pay from the New York Comptroller's Office. The newspaper reports some longtime Port Authority executives make up to $70,000 more annually than the salaries that have been released to the public. Gov. Chris Christie, who oversees the agency with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, called the extra compensation "inappropriate and excessive." A Port Authority lawyer told the newspaper releasing information about the extra compensation would be an "unwarranted invasion of personal privacy."