Utica Mayor David Roefaro said during an interview Wednesday that his opinion “doesn’t even make a difference” as far as giving medical coverage to part-time employees. It was in practice long before he took office, the mayor said.
“They’re all covered by union,” Roefaro said. “There’s no at-will employees who are getting benefits.”
But, according to the city Comptroller’s Office, there is one part-time attorney who receives medical benefits and retirement. Two additional part-time attorneys also are enrolled in the retirement program. All three are considered “at-will” or nonunion employees.
Roefaro, interviewed again on the subject one day later, said he believes the part-time employee policy could be reviewed.
“Everything deserves to be looked at,” he said Thursday.
Part-time city employees getting sweetheart deals on Mayor Roefaro's watch? Say it ain't so!