Unions Prod DCAS To Speed Movement Of Hiring Rosters (news)

Unions Prod DCAS To Speed Movement Of Hiring Rosters

By DAN ROSENBLUM | Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 5:00 pm

Agency's Biggest Test

AGENCY’S BIGGEST TEST: During a Nov. 19 City Council hearing, Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Stacey Cumberbatch (right) and Deputy Commissioner for Human Capital Dawn Pinnock (center) detail the agency’s plans to issue more civil-service exams and replace provisional city workers with permanent civil servants.

As the city undertakes a major effort to replace provisional workers with those who have passed competitive civil-service exams, union representatives gathered last week to decry a weakening of the merit system.

Joe Puleo, president of Local 983 of District Council 37, said he’s seen a decline in the 10 titles the local represents. Because of attrition, most Urban Park Rangers are provisional, and though there have been four Motor Vehicle Operator tests, candidates still haven’t been called.

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The Chief Leader: TEA Local Leader Starts Pay Talks in 3-Union Coalition

The Chief-Leader:

TEA Local Leader Starts Pay Talks In 3-Union Coalition

By MARK TOOR | Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 5:00 pm

Robert Cassar

ROBERT CASSAR: A receptive ear at City Hall.
The president of the union representing many Traffic and Sanitation Enforcement Agents said last week that contract talks have begun with the city and he is optimistic that it will respond favorably to proposals that would improve the status of his members, who are classified as uniformed employees.
“Historically, some minority work units have not been treated fairly,” said Robert Cassar, president of Communication Workers of America Local 1182. “This administration is aware of the inequities and is willing to fix them.”

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