The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.
The Employment Law Unit (ELU) investigates and prosecutes employee disciplinary matters. This includes disciplinary matters for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). ELU annually investigates approximately 225 matters and brings charges in nearly 85% of these cases. Also, ELU advises and trains managers and supervisory personnel on disciplinary matters.
Pursuant to the Civil Service Law, ELU also handles actions such as forced leaves of absence or terminations based on medical or mental fitness for duty. ELU also acts as the liaison with the NYC Conflicts of Interest Board. ELU handles numerous questions regarding potential conflicts of interest on the part of employees and facilitates waiver requests.
The Employment Law Unit (ELU) is seeking an additional attorney to help support increased caseload of employee disciplinary action cases. Pending cases include both routine disciplinary actions as well as more urgent cases. The hired attorney will review submitted documentation and determine appropriate next steps. Cases may require hearings with employees and union representatives, and/or litigation at OATH and OCB before administrative law judges and arbitrators, respectively.
This position is remote or on-site at our agency headquarters, 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, Queens.
- Review submitted documentation for adherence to disciplinary guidelines
- Review agency/city policies and regulations to determine disciplinary charges
- Draft charges to staff
- Hold meetings with staff and union representatives
- Mediate cases for resolution in early stages
- Determine outcome options and advocate resolutions
- Prepare cases for litigation at OATH or OCB
- Negotiate settlements and draft settlement agreements
- Update and organize case files accurately and efficiently
- Maintain confidentiality of case files and information