MEA asked and our members spoke. An overwhelming 97.5% of MEA members strongly support the New York City Teleworking Expansion Act. Enclosed are their comments and below is the official MEA statement.
February 14, 2022
Honorable Carl Heastie
1446 East Gun Hill Road
Bronx, NY 10469
Senate Majority Leader
Honorable Andrea Stewart Cousins
250 Broadway, Room 1930
New York, NY 10007
Re: New York City Teleworking Expansion Act | Senate Bill S5536 and Assembly Bill A457
Dear Assembly Speaker Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Stewart Cousins:
The New York City Managerial Employees Association’s Executive Board passed a resolution in support of the New York City Teleworking Expansion Act Senate Bill S5536 and Assembly Bill A457 on January 18, 2022.
We endorse the establishment of a policy and program that allows employees to perform their duties through teleworking at alternative work sites, to the maximum extent possible, without diminished performance and services to the people of the City in accordance with each agency’s mandate.
Teleworking will help all agencies particularly in times of crisis like the current pandemic, be they health or climate related, by allowing alternate work sites for thousands of employees. It will establish new means of attracting highly qualified employees who have been able to work remotely in the private sector during, and even before, the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you wish to have further discussions with us regarding these bills, please contact our Executive Director, Alice Wong, at info @ nycmea.org or (212) 964-0035.
Darrell L. Sims
MEA member comments can be found here, 57 page document.