From the UFT:
The city will not offer an early retirement incentive this year.
We are disappointed to inform you that despite all our efforts, City Hall has refused to offer an early retirement incentive for any DOE employees this year. Under the legislation passed in Albany in April, the city had until May 31 to finalize details of an early retirement incentive program with the UFT and it failed to do so.
With the influx of federal COVID relief funds for education, the city is now focused on hiring more educators, not reducing its workforce. We know this is disappointing and yet another way we feel let down by City Hall this year. They were just not able to offer us an early retirement incentive after the economic picture changed.
We know how hard you work and will always fight hard on your behalf.