Commissioner of Public Works Skip Scirocco has come under fire as a recent crackdown on employee tardiness might have backfired. Seems that DPW has been docking pay from people who are late. That in itself is fine but they have been docking workers who arrive as little as two minutes late a full fifteen minutes while refusing to pay the same fifteen minutes to anyone who works a few minutes late. It is also alleged that this strict enforcement has been selectively applied only to employees that are on the outs with the Commissioner. Many will see this as an effective policy to control employee lateness but it flies in the face of New York State Labor Law
Coming on the back of layoffs this investigation is just one less thing the city can do without. Although your intentions might have been correct as a manager you are responsible for the policies of your dept and in this case they seem to be illegal.
When asked to comment Commissioner of Public Works Skip Scirocco said he was unable due to a headache caused by being hit with a manila envelope in the back of the head.