Mayor de Blasio Announces Expanded Furloughs For New York City Employees

September 23, 2020

Mayor de Blasio today announced the City will expand furloughs to all managerial and non-represented City employees from Harlem to Hollis.

This announcement expands on the announcement made last week of a week of furloughs for Mayor’s Office employees between October and March. These expanded furloughs will impact nine thousand employees and save $21 million.

“I know this is difficult news for the dedicated public servants of our City,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “But we are forced to make these difficult decisions as we face a massive budget shortfall with no help in sight. We need Washington and Albany to step up. We need a federal stimulus and we need long term borrowing.”

The City is facing an enormous budget challenge, a $9 billion toll on City revenue, and has already cut $7 billion from the budget between February and the Fiscal Year 2021 Adopted Budget announced in June. The City continues to work with labor groups to find savings and prevent layoffs.


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The Administration has made historic moves to make the City fiscally responsible and prepared for adversity, including:

  • Increased reserve levels every year and increased general reserve to record levels
  • Created first-ever Capital Stabilization Reserve
  • Achieved billions of dollars in savings every year, even when revenue was strong
  • At the height of the pandemic, achieved the largest savings plan of this Administration ($5.8 billion in FY20 and
  • FY21 and $1.7 billion recurring)
  • Saw our bond rating increased last year due to strong fiscal management
  • Created New York City’s first-ever Rainy Day Fund.

Find out more news about Mayor Bill de Blasio here.

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