City Workers Rush To Join DROP Before Too Late

The city better print up some more DROP applications.

By 1 p.m. today, 40 city workers had submitted applications for the Deferred Retirement Option Plan , according to Nutter spokesman Doug Oliver, who described the number as “unusually high.” As of Tuesday, 362 employees had signed up so far this year.

Mayor Nutter yesterday called on Council to abolish the DROP after a new academic study from researchers at Boston College said the program had cost the city $258 million since its inception in 1999. Looks like city workers want to get in while they still have a chance.