City to Pay Back 9,500 Furloughed Employees

Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a media availability in City Hall. Thursday, April 22, 2021. (Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)

New York City non-represented employees will be able to receive pay for furlough days during the pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Saturday.

Unpaid furlough days from between October 2020 and March 2021 will be reclassified as paid vacation days.

The move will effect 9,500 workers and cost $21 million from federal stimulus aid.

“Public servants have gone above and beyond to serve New Yorkers this past year,” said the mayor.  “We had to make difficult decisions as we faced a massive budget shortfall last year. Thanks to the federal stimulus, we are in a much better place and can pay these workers back for their sacrifice.”

In September, due to the city’s budget crisis, all managerial and non-represented City employees had to take five furloughed days, in an attempt to save money.


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