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Press Release #17-54
Friday, September 15, 2017
CONTACT: Public Affairs 646-885-5020

DSNY Announces Promotion of Chief Shari Pardini to Four-Star Position;
Chief Pardini is the Highest Ranking Uniformed Female in Department History

Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia has announced the promotion of Chief Shari Pardini to a four-star chief as Director, Operations Management Division (OMD) and Internal Audits. Chief Pardini continues to be the highest ranked uniformed female in the Department’s history.

Chief Pardini is responsible for monitoring and analyzing DSNY operations, productivity, and performance and developing strategies to improve Department services. In addition, she oversees all internal and external agency audits conducted by both the City and State Comptroller.

“I am honored to promote Chief Pardini to the newly elevated four-star position in charge of the Operations Management Division,” said Commissioner Garcia. “The work that comes out of the OMD office affects every aspect of our operations, from determining the most efficient use of our vehicles, to understanding how our recycling programs are working. Chief Pardini brings 24 years of experience, and her insight is crucial in helping keep the city health, safe and clean.”

Chief Pardini started her career with the Department of Sanitation in 1993 as a Sanitation Worker assigned to Brooklyn South District 16 Garage, servicing Brownsville and Ocean Hill, and worked her way up the ranks of the Department. Most recently, Chief Pardini served as a three-star chief within OMD. Under her leadership, the Division has deployed new technologies to track progress during winter weather and has led the deployment of snow sectoring, which more efficiently deploys snow fighting resources to more quickly and effectively clear City streets. She has also played a critical role in expanding NYC Organics curbside collection service, including developing new collection routes and assessing participation and performance.

Chief Pardini has also held other supervisory positions during her tenure with the Department, including Executive Officer to the Chief of Bureau Operations, General Superintendent Level I assigned to Brooklyn North Borough, and Deputy Chief at OMD where she was instrumental in OMD receiving the 2008 NYC Excellence in Technology Award for the "Best Wireless Project" for GPS/AVL. She also served as Assistant Chief for OMD.

About the New York City Department of Sanitation

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) keeps New York City healthy, safe and clean by collecting, recycling and disposing of waste, cleaning streets and vacant lots, and clearing snow and ice. The Department operates 59 district garages and manages a fleet of more than 2,000 rear-loading collection trucks, 450 mechanical brooms and 689 salt/sand spreaders. The Department clears litter, snow and ice from approximately 6,500 miles of City streets and removes debris from vacant lots as well as abandoned vehicles from City streets.