Eric Adams is giving unvaccinated New York workers a ‘chance’ at getting a job


Mayor Eric Adams is giving city workers who were fired for refusing to get a COVID-19 shot another chance to get their jobs back — provided they choose to get stung quickly, The Post has learned .

Internal memos delivered Friday to unvaccinated former employees told recipients they had the « opportunity to return to work if [they] become fully vaccinated. Ex-workers have until June 30 to receive the first dose and arrange for a second dose by August 15.

“Once you provide proof of full vaccination (both doses), you will be reinstated in your civil servant title at your final salary within two weeks of submitting proof of full vaccination, with no change in benefits or interruption. service,” Marisa Caggiano, deputy commissioner of human resources for the NYPD said in a letter to the terminated agency workers.

Similar letters were also sent to all former employees of other departments who were fired for violating vaccination rules, except those who worked for the Ministry of Education. They will receive letters later this summer, sources said.

A spokesperson for Adams confirmed the amnesty period, telling the Post that « the mayor’s goal has always been vaccination, rather than firing. »

Workers protest the city’s vaccination mandate at the Brooklyn Bridge on October 25, 2021.
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“Our administration is making a last-ditch effort to allow the small number of terminated employees to be rehired as long as they are fully immunized,” the spokesperson said.

“We hope they will join the more than 97% of city workers who have been vaccinated to date. But to be clear, no one will be able to return to work or return to payroll under this policy until they have been fully vaccinated.

In February, Adams fired 1,430 city employees, including 914 at the DOE and 36 at the NYPD for failing to get vaccinated. In March, the city laid off another 101 workers, including 42 at the DOE but none at the NYPD.

More than 6,000 city employees who have requested medical or religious accommodations or exemptions from the vaccination requirement have not yet received a decision.


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