Request for Work in Lieu of Vacation

On May 2, 2017, the DEA received a response from the Police Commissioner that our request was denied because there was “a lack of funding.” Here’s the backstory: DEA President Michael Palladino sent a letter to the Police Commissioner asking him to resurrect the program that permits Detectives to work a week of their vacation time on a volunteer basis.  Staffing in most Detective commands is short, so allowing Detectives to work a week of their vacation would be a win-win situation for both the Department and the members, especially during summertime when staffing is depleted, because it’s when many Officers take their vacation time.