Framingham Mayor Spicer Lays Off Dozen Employees

FRAMINGHAM – City of Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer laid off 12 employees this month,

Some were given notice last Thursday and some this week. The effective lay off dates are May 22 and May 28.

“The City is anticipating a serious shortfall in revenues in the coming fiscal year, which we will be unable to address without reducing salary expenditures, both for the remainder of the current fiscal year and into the next fiscal year. Through a collaborative effort by the City’s Division Heads and my leadership team, we are attempting to address this shortfall, in part, by not filling current vacancies, making layoffs of various part-time and seasonal positions, and reducing hours for specific positions for the next few months. Still, unfortunately, these efforts alone are not enough to address the situation,” said the Mayor Spicer in a statement issued by her Public Information Officer Kelly McFalls.

The Mayor said the City of Framingham on the municipal side began a hiring freeze on March 18.

SOURCE requested a list of all position’s laid off by department, salary, and effective date of layoff.

The 12 positions cut based on the information provided by the City of Framingham add up to just under $620,000.

The mayor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2021, which starts July 1, is more than $298 million.

There are more than 700 municipal employees in the City of Framingham.

Below is that list:

Laid off as of May 22:

  • Customer Service Representative – Treasurer’s office $57,478.20
  • Senior project manager – capital – DPW – $68,388.32
  • Carpenter/painter in facilities management – $63,460.28
  • ENG administrator in DPW capital program – $58,627.92
  • Administrative assistant in purchasing – $19,220.76
  • Administratuve Assistant – accounting – $46,570.68
  • Project Engineer in DPW water – $84,465.68
  • Records intern in the police department – no salary listed

Laid off as of May 28

  • Watchperson in DPW fleet services – $33,280.0
  • Highway supervisor – DPW – $73,617.44
  • Program administrator – DPW water – $59,753.72
  • DPW Fleet technician – $51,338.56

Chief Financial Officer Mary Ellen Kelly told the members of the Framingham City Council Finance subcommittee that a layoff means the city has no intention to add the position back into the budget.

The Mayor also furloughed five employees as part of her budget reduction to the City Council.

“These are challenging times, but I am optimistic that the City will overcome this crisis, and our employees will continue the tradition of excellent public service that they provide to the community every day,” said the Mayor in her statement last week.

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