In a bid to curb spending, Mayor Eric Adams’ Office of Management Budget intends to cut some positions that were vacant as of late October by 50%, according to a letter obtained by NY1.
The directive affects vacant city-funded, full-time civilian positions.
What it won’t impact is operations and services, according to a City Hall spokesman.
“The Adams administration is committed to providing city services efficiently, equitably and effectively,” spokesman Jonah Allon said. “That has not changed, and will not change.”
The slashing of vacant positions comes on top of an edict for city agencies to reduce spending by 3% through a Program to Eliminate the Gap, otherwise known as PEG.
Adams had hailed those cuts as a success in saving $2.5 billion this fiscal year and the next.