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MTA to eliminate 242 admin jobs

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MTA to eliminate 242 admin jobs

The MTA will cut 242 administrative positions and consolidate duties throughout its seven agencies, an effort officials said could garner $40 million in savings annually, officials announced Sunday.

 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will combine the finance, human resources and information technology operations of its agencies into a central business service center, which will cost between $170 million and $235 million to start up. The effort will pay for itself within five years, the MTA said.

 

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As long as it doesn't turn out to be stupid move, its ok.

 

But cutting jobs isn't always a great thing anyways, ever.

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As long as it doesn't turn out to be stupid move, its ok.

 

But cutting jobs isn't always a great thing anyways, ever.

 

It can never be a stupid move here. There are literally too many administrators doing the same job. It trickles from Brooklyn down to (in the DOB) road supervisors. Why do our supervisors (dispatchers), need supervisors (road superintendents), who are supervised by division managers, who are supervised by the head of Surface transportation, etc.....In the offices forget it. The layers of people doing the same thing is ridiculous. But then again Paturkey and his cronies, had to make sure there were enough non-unionized supervisors, to make the lives of the rank and file (which includes dispatchers, and TSSs which are unionized under SSSA), miserable. Time to chop the fat, and the same HR people can do paperwork for both MTA Bus, MaBSTOA, and TA DOB and DOS.

 

No one should ever lose their job, but we do need more B/Os, so they can be re-trained for this, or go collect unemployment. Some of them have attitudes dealing with us, at headquarters, or MAC, so let them deal with the public instead. We'll see how they act then.......

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The good new is they may not lose there jobs just move into diffrent Postions from those who retire or get promoted. I don't know if merging some of these departments together is a good move or not time will tell. Human Resources itself is a big department responsable from New Hires, Promotions and training.

In the Department of Subways they looking to merge Stations and RTO together which is a move I am not looking foward too. It will save money but now you got a Station Supervisor who never worked on a train will tell T/O's and C/R's how to do thier jobs by what they read in a book. The flip side a TSS audit a Station Agent and never worked a job handling money.

I agree MTA needs to control spending but they have watch how they do it.

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It's always unpleasant to have to hear about people having to lose their jobs, but sometimes (as in this case, to eliminate unneeded bureaucracy) it just has to be done.

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