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OATH and DFTA launch Senior Help program: On October 13, Commissioner and Chief Administrative Law Judge Joni Kletter and New York City Department for the Aging Commissioner Lorraine Cortes-Vasquez addressed a convening of senior center providers to announce the new OATH Senior Help program.
Pursuant to an order of the Chief Administrative Law Judge, hearings, trials, and other OATH operations are being conducted by telephone, videoconferencing, online, or mail, and in-person appearances are also available. For more information, visit OATH’s website at www.nyc.gov/oath.
ALJ Noel R. Garcia recommended termination of employment for a Department of Homeless Services Special Officer who sent sexually explicit messages to a person who purported to be a 14-year old female and who attempted to meet her to engage in sexual relations.
Dep’t of Social Services (Dep’t of Homeless Services) v. Castro, OATH Index No. 1746/21 (Sept. 27, 2021).
ALJ Astrid B. Gloade recommended the Department of Buildings suspend a licensee’s general contractor and construction superintendent licenses for two years.
Dep’t of Buildings v. Xu, OATH Index No. 1179/20 (Sept. 24, 2021).
The Appeals Division affirmed a decision finding that an individual had failed to comply with the Health Commissioner’s COVID-19 order to quarantine upon his return from North Carolina to New York City after attending his grandfather’s funeral.