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Chief Leader: Most City Managers Get 10.42 % Pay Increase Via De Blasio Memo

Most City Managers Get 10.42% Hikes Via de Blasio Memo 


STU EBER: Well-deserved and appreciated.

Posted: Monday, February 2, 2015 4:00 pm


Nearly 17,000 non-unionized workers in city agencies will receive 10.42-percent raises over a five-year, 10-month period following two personnel orders signed by Mayor de Blasio and announced Jan. 30 by the New York City Managerial Employees Association.

The new provisions, retroactive to Sept. 1, 2011, run through July 1, 2017 and align with the raises ratified by members of District Council 37, including a $1,000 lump-sum bonus for employees.

‘A Good First Step’

Stu Eber, president of the MEA—which advocates for managerial-level employees who aren’t unionized or covered under collective-bargaining laws—praised the move in a statement. “This is a very good first step by our Mayor to provide his non-unionized employees with the raises they deserve.”

Eligible employees will receive raises totaling up to 4.5 percent retroactive to 2011. On Sept. 1 they will get a 2.5-percent increase, followed by a 3-percent wage hike the following September and 0.47 percent in the remaining 10 months of the order.

Employees on the payroll as of Sept. 1, 2011 will receive the 4.5-percent raises, but the hikes for those hired after that date are at the discretion of the agency heads. The new rules apply to those working in titles considered to be “managerial” or under “original jurisdiction” rules.

The raises are scheduled to be implemented in late March, according to a memo issued by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

Wider Coverage

The orders cover approximately 8,000 non-unionized employees in mayoral agencies as well as managers in the Department of Education, Health and Hospitals Corporation, libraries and employees of city lawmakers.

“This did not happen for NYCHA, DOE and SCA managers in 2009,” Mr. Eber said.

The $656-million deal is partially offset by $219 million in health-care savings, the de Blasio administration said.

The salary adjustment will appear on the March 27, 2015 paydate.  

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