Incoming Nassau executive won’t keep 160 Mangano appointees

Newsday

Nassau County Executive-elect Laura Curran will not keep more than 60 percent of County Executive Edward Mangano’s political appointees, according to letters distributed to county employees Friday.

Termination letters were sent to roughly 160 nonunion appointees, including department heads, commissioners, assistant commissioners and deputy county attorneys, who can be hired or fired at will, according to Curran spokesman Philip Shulman.

Curran, a Democrat from Baldwin who takes office Jan. 1, will retain about 100 exempt county workers who applied for positions under the new administration, Shulman said.

“Today we asked the county to notify employees not covered by a labor agreement that their resignations were accepted; others that their services were no longer required and we asked a group to stay in their current jobs to ensure continuity of government services throughout the county,” said Helena Williams, who will serve as Curran’s chief deputy county executive. “Personnel decisions are difficult when a new administration takes office, and I thank the current administration for their assistance with employee notifications.”

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