Mayor Evans Provides City Employees One-Time Retention Payment
About 2,000 Rochester City employees will see more money in their paychecks next month.
Rochester Mayor Malik Evans yesterday announced that about 1,500 full-time employees will receive checks for $2,000.00 and about 600 part-time people will be receiving $1,000.00 checks.
The cost, approximately $4 million, will be funded from the surplus the City expects to generate for its current fiscal year ending June 30. City Council legislation is not required to facilitate the payments.
“One of my administration’s core values is care and concern for public employees,” said Evans. “This payment is a recognition that rewards City employees for their efficiency, dedication and commitment to providing the essential programs, services and events that make Rochester a great place to live, work and play.”
The Mayor’s senior management team, elected officials, interns, and temporary and seasonal employees are not eligible to receive the payment. Evans says sworn employees in the Police and Fire Departments have already negotiated retention payments.
“This is a meaningful and tangible way that we can make working for the City of Rochester an even more attractive proposition in an increasingly competitive job market,” Evans said.