Hempstead ex-clerk goes to parks department job, officials say


Former Hempstead Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad moved Tuesday to her third town job in as many weeks after complaints from the Department of Occupational Resources that it couldn’t handle the expense of adding her to the staff.

Ahmad started work Tuesday as the $129,500-per-year deputy commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation even though the town board has not approved the new job, town spokeswoman Susie Trenkle-Pokalsky said. Board members are to consider the move at their Jan. 9 meeting.

After her re-election bid failed, Ahmad was to become the deputy commissioner of the town’s Department of Occupational Resources, with the same $129,500 annual salary, after the town board, under then-Supervisor Anthony Santino, approved it and 191 other personnel moves last month. The cash-strapped department, which operates the town’s career center and helps job-seeking residents, was supposed to be transferring employees to other departments by the end of 2017 to address reductions in federal funding. The department had 24 employees in 2016, according to payroll records.

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