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January 19, 2010


Three Week Rotations for Top Deputies Begin Today

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the beginning of the "First Deputy Exchange," a three-week management exercise in which the first deputy commissioner of every City agency has been assigned to a different agency for three weeks. The goal of the exchange is to improve inter-agency knowledge, understanding, and communication; foster new ideas for collaboration; and improve the services delivered to New Yorkers. Each first deputy commissioner will report back after the three-week relocation with observations and recommendations. The program, which was introduced during the Mayor's inaugural address and began today, is modeled after an exercise the Mayor first employed at his company.

"Tight budgets can not be an excuse for accepting the status quo," said Mayor Bloomberg. "Doing more with less means finding new ways to make government more productive, effective, and efficient - and a key way to do that is to bring a new set of eyes to each agency. Innovative management is more important now than ever."

The deputies have been asked to focus on customer service, staff communication, interagency collaboration, and innovation. In addition, each assignment was made with a specific programmatic or operational goal in mind. For example, the first deputy commissioners from the Department of Consumer Affairs and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development have traded places to strengthen efforts to prevent foreclosure. The deputy from the Department of Small Business Services is assigned to the Human Resources Administration to identify additional strategies to increase job placements for welfare recipients. The deputy from the Department of Education is assigned to the Parks Department to explore additional strategies to enhance recreational opportunities for public school students and combat child obesity. The deputy from the Parks Department is assigned to the Department of Environmental Protection to strengthen collaboration on PlaNYC initiatives, including innovative open space design strategies that support stormwater management work.

The agency assignments are as follows:

Agency Assigned To
Administration for Children's Services (ACS) DOE
Administrative Justice Coordinator (AJC) CCPC
Business Integrity Commission (BIC) DSNY
Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) CUNY
City University of New York (CUNY) CEO
Citywide Events Coordination and Management (CECM) NYC & Co
Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) CHR
Commission for the United Nations Consular Corps and Protocol (UN) MOIA
Commission on Human Rights (CHR) CCRB
Commission on Women's Issues (CWI) MOCDV
Commission to Combat Police Corruption (CCPC) AJC
Community Affairs Unit (CAU) CECM
Criminal Justice Coordinator (CJC) Law
Department for the Aging (DFTA) MOPD
Department of Buildings (DOB) NYCHA
Department of City Planning (DCP) HDC
Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) SCA
Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) HPD
Department of Corrections (DOC) DHS
Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) EDC
Department of Design and Construction (DDC) DCLA
Department of Education (DOE) Parks
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) DOF
Department of Finance (DOF) MOO
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH) DOC
Department of Homeless Services (DHS) HHC
Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) DCA
Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) MOFTB
Department of Investigation (DOI) MOCS
Department of Parks and Recreation (Parks) DEP
Department of Probation (DOP) ACS
Department of Sanitation (DSNY) BIC
Department of Small Business Services (SBS) HRA
Department of Transportation (DOT) DDC
Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) DOP
Design Commission (Design) DOT
Economic Development Corporation (EDC) SBS
Fire Department* (FDNY) NYPD*
Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) CAU
Housing Development Corporation (HDC) LPC
Human Resources Administration (HRA) DoHMH
Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) DOB
Law Department (Law) DOI
Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) DFTA
Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS) CJC
Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting (MOFTB) DoITT
Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) UN
Mayor's Office of Operations (MOO) DCAS
Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) CWI
Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence (MOCDV) MOVA
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) DCP
NYC & Company (NYC & Co) DYCD
Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) TLC
Office of Emergency Management* (OEM) FDNY*
Office of Labor Relations* (OLR) OMB*
Office of Management and Budget* (OMB) OLR*
Police Department* (NYPD) OEM*
School Construction Authority (SCA) Design
Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) OATH

The agencies marked with an asterisk (*): FDNY, NYPD, OEM, OLR, and OMB are participating in a second phase of the exercise that begins on February 1.


Stu Loeser   (212) 788-2958

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