Continued from page 1

The city is implementing a number of changes to its contracting to increase oversight and reduce the size of contracts. After the CityTime investigation, one of Bloomberg’s appointees, the head of the city office that was in charge of the project, was suspended without pay and resigned. He had previously worked for the company in charge of quality assurance on the project, a firm that employed contractors who have been charged in the case.

Bloomberg said the settlement represented a victory for the city and noted that the CityTime project had ultimately provided the city with working timekeeping technology.

Later Wednesday, the City Council passed legislation that will require the mayor’s administration to report cost overruns to the council. Bloomberg is expected to sign it.

___

Associated Press writer Larry Neumeister contributed to this report.

___

Samantha Gross can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/samanthagross