- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City expects to save $3.6 million this year by using municipal employees to perform IT work.

The Daily News (https://nydn.us/1FZ9Xm0 ) says that the city last month reached an agreement with its largest municipal union on a new “IT insourcing” deal.

Citing the plan’s supporting documents, it says city officials expect to improve service delivery and save $3.6 million this year by reducing reliance on outside tech consultants. Officials say that figure could potentially rise to about $100 million over five years.

Under the agreement, several job categories typically handled by external consultants will be shifted to regular city positions. Also, about 70 new skilled technicians will be hired at the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. Special interagency teams also will be created.

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Information from: Daily News, https://www.nydailynews.com

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