President's Report April 19, 2022

                                               In This Report:

  •  * Bill S5536/A457 passed Senate but finds hurdles in Assembly. Union reached out to legislator with message of support for this bill in Albany. Also, DC 37 asks Mayor to negotiate Remote Work Policy. 
  • Union members make thousands of calls to get Tier 6 changes. The new vesting will be at 5 Years rather than 10 years. 
  • City workers get a Juneteenth Holiday. The Mayor and the Union agreed to the new holiday, and no givebacks.
  • *City has deployed outreach teams, including Local 154 members, to help homeless population in subway system. Union has met with DOHMH to discuss situation. 
  • Current Tests in DCAS Calendar:
  • Associate Human Rights Specialist & Public Record Aide
  • Judge Frank rules that Medicare Advantage + can be implemented, and that the Senior Care plan should be offered to retirees free of charge. The City is filing appeals, and not implementing Medicare Advantage + due to the impact of the ruling. 
  • Mayor Adams orders City Agencies to issue a plan to eliminate the gap (PEG), including budget cuts of 3% but he did not include layoffs.
  • The Unions continue to monitor the City’s fiscal health. City revenues during the first quarter of year 2022 will be crucial to predict the City’s budgetary position by the end of the current fiscal year in June (FY2022).   
  • *Updated .20% RIP, Annuity and Longevity payments (Pages 4) 
  •  Wage and Retro Payment issued in January 2022 at School Construction Authority (SCA)
  • *Union requested DCAS to include the following tests for Local 154 Titles, in the 2022-23 Exam Calendar: Public Records Aide TC 60215; Public Records Officer TC 60216; Associate Public Records Officer TC 60217; Special Consultant TC 51001; Administrative Claim Examiner TC 10044.