The Department of Parks & Recreation has fired 13 part-time employees, after an inspector general's investigation found that they had two government jobs, violating rules against double-dipping in public employment.
Ten were school teachers, two were U.S. Postal Service employees, and one worked in state Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office. All 13 lost their part-time gigs with the city as assistant recreation leaders but can keep their full-time jobs. (None appear to be accused of holding "no show" positions or failing to fulfill the responsibilities of their jobs.)
The double-dipping rules they violated - a Home Rule Charter provision and a Civil Service regulation - help prevent workers from abusing taxpayer-funded benefits, said city Inspector General Amy Kurland, whose investigation led to the firings.