Wednesday, May 18, 2016

PMUA Update

This week I asked for information on PMUA layoffs, but the answer was there is nothing to report at this time.

My questions were:
- The number of people laid off
- Whether the layoffs affected front-line workers or managers or both
- Estimated savings
- Whether there is any appeal process for those affected.

The next PMUA Committee Meeting is 6 p.m. June 9 at 127 Roosevelt Ave. and the next public board meeting is 6 p.m. June 14 at the same location.



  1. But they didn't refute the claim . Neither did they say no there wouldn't be. A typical smoke and mirrors answer from PMUA . N.D.M

    1. I have no idea what this means.

  2. 9:44- It means they didn't say there were layoffs, and they didn't say there were no layoffs. They didn't say there would be layoffs, and they didn't say there would be no layoffs. They didn't say, which is typical of the agency which has been held to no account for 20-years.

  3. For a number of years "someone" from "The Hall" would call then Director Eric Watson and say, "My brother-in-law needs a job, I am sending him over." This is how the number employed grew to 173. The fact that it is now 131 and the PMUA provides the same services evidences how out of control matters were. What the appropriate number of employees should be remains an unanswered question. While the big ticket item is the cost of labor there remain other avenues of savings that should be examined; the superfluous use of Consultants and the possible consolidation of locations. Mr. Mejias appears to be a significant impovement over his predecessors. He is articulate, experienced in the Trade, and appears enthusiastic about doing his job. We can hope that he is not restrained in his efforts by political inertia. Bill Kruse