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Actual Number of Rockland County Employee Layoffs Not Finalized

Analysis ongoing of number of positions to be eliminated and savings realized

The Rockland County Legislature .  The county’s Director of Operations Susan Rutledge said the actual number and positions have not yet been finalized. 

As of Thursday, 76.5 positions were in line to be abolished with two additional positions being reviewed.  The other positions expected to be removed from the county budget are from relief lines or workers who fill jobs on a flexible as needed basis. At last week’s legislative meeting, Deputy County Executive Sean Mathews asked for a human rights specialist and a principal assistant county attorney to be taken off the list in order to give the county executive’s office time to determine if the positions are critical.  

“The Personnel department is doing a detailed analysis of all positions in regards to Civil Service and labor agreements,” Rutledge explained.  “It is anticipated that employees impacted by the positions abolished will be notified by the end of June and that final dates of employment will occur by the end of July.”

Rutledge expected details on the dates to be finalized within the next week or two when the analysis is complete. 

In mid May, County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef originally proposed 150 for a savings of $8.8 million, which would have been reduced to $6.7 million after unemployment benefits were paid. On May 29, the received lists of 87 positions to be eliminated and 47 vacant positions to be abolished. The layoffs are part of the county's contingency budget plan to deal with its deficit. 

John Roache June 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM
How about laying off Vanderhoff, CJ Miller and the rest of the overpaid do-nothings up there in New City. If you really want to balance the budget, cut Ramapo out of the county. The "Religous Community" and the "un-documented" residents of Ramapo are the cancer that is slowly killing Rockland County. If we can't do that, Orangetown should consider leaving the county government if possible. I doubt that we get back as much as we pay when it comes to taxes.
George C June 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Why don't we eliminate the free prescription drug program that the county employees benefit from. That cost taxpayers several million a year. How many jobs would that save?
Paul C June 15, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Why can't we just tax every building and property religious or not?
Andrew Wiley June 15, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Everyone will continue to pay for the political patronage and mismanagement that has made Rockland County the 4th highest taxed county in the nation and the lowest bond rating in New York State. We need our leaders to play less politics and start to be fiscally responsible. The layoffs won't fix our defecit spending and 80-95 million dollar hole we find oursleves in.
Watchdog June 15, 2012 at 09:09 PM
WE ARE DOOMED...as long as the UNIONS and their Brothers in Solidarity, HASIDIC BLOC VOTERS vote in solidarity for these same politicians. THERE IS NO HOPE. Plan accordingly to move and leave the cesspool to the leaches.
fred June 16, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Can't wait or you to move you must go through a lot of tissue because all you do is whine and cry on the computer whaaaa we are doomed whaaa
Andromachos June 16, 2012 at 12:28 PM
If, somehow, all of county government was eliminated to the last employee and county program, only 50% of the County's tax burden (maybe less) would be eliminated. The fact is that, fully one-half of the County's taxes is used to pay Medicare by reason of State mandate.
Walt June 16, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Well that's a start.
Mike June 16, 2012 at 01:23 PM
More the reason for Orangetown to secede from the County.

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