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.