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Blog City Budget
July 12, 2018Without workrule changes the City’s uniformed overtime caps are unlikely to be successful. In fact, several agencis have already exceeded their FY 2018 caps.
Blog Public Workforce
July 10, 2018NYC’s municipal workforce is projected to reach a record 331,520 employees by the end of fiscal year 2019. Headcount expansion has a significant impact on the City’s budget and long-term financial position.
Blog Pensions & Benefits
February 22, 2018It's time to eliminate the expensive and risky benefits provided by the TDA.
Blog State Budget
March 16, 2017The NYS FY2018 Executive Budget includes three proposals to reduce the State’s cost of providing retiree health insurance. Budget savings would be modest, but the reduction in the OPEB liability would be significant.
Press Mention Public Workforce
February 04, 2017As the role of the New York City firefighter has evolved to include more emergency medical care, budget watchdogs have been calling for a reorganization of the fire department. Union officials, however, argue that the current structure is working fine. After emergency medical services merged with the fire department in 1996, firefighters began responding to the highest-priority medical calls. In those 20 years, medical emergencies have grown to 47% from 31% of the calls that firefighters respond to.