The is eliminating the position called "attendant," similar to a clerk. The loss will mean four employees will have to take another job in the town, retire or lose their jobs.
Two of the attendants work in the building department, one in the tax office, and one in the town clerk's office.
North Hempstead CSEA President Kevin Williams noted that the employees who currently occupy these positions have between 10 and 26 years of experience. He asked Supervisor during the town board meeting Tuesday to try to work with these employees to help them transition to another job or otherwise have a favorable employment outcome.
Kaiman noted that the attendant title may be abolished by Nassau County in the future. He said that these individuals can work toward getting another position with an equivalent title and/or something that suits their skills.
"We are working with them with respect to future placement," spokesman Collin Nash said. "As required by the collective bargaining agreement, all four will be placed on a preferred eligible list for any vacancies that come up in the full time attendant title."
This article was updated to clarify the departments in which the attendants currently work.