Stamford Mayor and Top Officials Make Voluntary Salary Reductions

Stamford Mayor David Martin (contributed photo)

STAMFORD, CT – Mayor David Martin announced today the Mayor, all salaried elected officials, all cabinet members, all special assistants, the Police, Fire, and 911 Command Staff, and other non-union members of the City’s Pay Plan will voluntarily take an immediate reduction in current salaries by rolling back salaries to the level set on July 1, 2018. In addition, Pay Plan employees will forgo their planned salary increase that was to take effect this coming fiscal year.

“The economic impact of this virus on our community means every resident in Stamford has been forced to make difficult decisions in this new reality — including myself and my staff,” said Mayor David Martin. “I want to thank every City Pay Plan employee who has willingly volunteered to make this personal financial sacrifice. They are all working overtime during this pandemic to help keep the community safe.”

The Pay Plan salary schedule is determined by the World at Work Annual Salary Budget Survey for Officers/Executives. World at Work is a nonprofit professional association in Human Resources and Compensation. The World at Work annual compensation benchmarking survey is a syndicated survey that includes over 6,000 responses from both private and public organizations. Pay Plan employees do not receive additional pay for overtime, shift differentials, holidays, weekend, or standby supplements.

In total, these salary reductions will result in approximately $200,000 in savings for next year’s budget. Pay Plan employees represent a very small fraction of the total City budget — less than 7/10th of 1% and none of these personnel are among the top 100 highest paid City employees. A list of all Pay Plan employees and their positions is below.

Name Department/Position
Martin, David Mayor
Ruijter, Lyda Town and City Clerk
Corelli, Lucy Registrar Of Voters
Malloy, Ron Registrar Of Voters
Rosenson, Valerie Legislative Officer — Board of Representatives
Dennies, Sandra Director of Administration
Fountain, Jay Director of Office of Policy & Management
Emmett, Kathryn Director of Legal Affairs & Corporation Counsel
Cooper, Vikki Deputy Director of Legal Affairs
Madden, Thomas Director of Economic Development
Stein, Robert Economic Development
Cava, Alfred Director of Human Resources
Sestito, Angelo Assistant Director of Human Resources
Gonzalez, Ana Labor Relations Specialist, Human Resources
Pollard, Michael Mayor – Chief of Staff
Burwick, Laura Mayor’s Office
Giglio, Julie Mayor’s Office
Carpanzano, Josephine Mayor’s Office – Citizen Services
Augustyn, Arthur Mayor’s Office – Communications
Gray, Taylor Mayor’s Office – Communications
Grafstein, Cindy Mayor’s Office – SAMG
McGrath, Mark Director of Operations
Williams, Jennifer Director of Parks, Recreation, & Facilities
Travers, James Director of Traffic & Parking
Jankowski, Ted Director of Public Safety, Health, & Welfare
Calder, Jennifer Director of Health
Roach, Trevor Fire Chief
Robles, Miguel Assistant Fire Chief
Morris, Robert Assistant Fire Chief – Volunteers
Shaw, Timothy Police Chief
Wuennemann, Thomas Assistant Police Chief
Gaudett, Joseph Director Emergency Communications

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