NEW YORK, NY — The city Fire Department has released its first-ever anti-nepotism policy, prompting eye rolls from critics who say “FDNY family” is more than just a feelgood catch phrase.
The two-page policy was issued Thursday following a directive from the city’s Department of Investigation, which recently investigated two allegations of nepotism within the FDNY, officials said.
In one of the incidents, investigators discovered that a chief fire marshal was supervising his brother, signing off on his timesheets and overtime requests, according to a DOI report obtained by The News. In another incident, a familial relationship between two co-workers was never disclosed. Further details on the second incident were not immediately available.
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