The second half of 2018 set records for watershed runoff due to persistent rainfall and an early snowstorm. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection's ability to fulfill its mission depends on its success in recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has culminated its 2018 summer internship program with a closing ceremony with interns showcasing their work. The staff at the 26th Ward Wastewater Treatment Plant won the Commissioner's fourth Water Challenge
The use of sick leave by municipal employees varies widely among agencies. Uniformed employees in the fire, correction, and sanitation departments tend to use sick leave at higher rates than other city workers.