From the Daily News:
The outgoing boss of Mayor Bloomberg’s Business Integrity Commission gave his private secretary three hefty raises — even as he managed to keep her off the city payroll.
Mike Mansfield, who was in charge of driving the mob out of city businesses, gave secretary Hope Kennedy three raises in just seven months, pumping up her salary nearly 60%, the Daily News has learned. Mansfield, who is leaving the commission for a private-sector job, was able to hide the pay-raise trifecta by making Kennedy his chief of staff — yet keeping her on the payroll of the Queens district attorney.
Kennedy’s salary climbed from $68,000 to $108,000 during seven months, records show. The raises were hidden because Kennedy continued to be paid as an employee of the Queens DA’s office even after she left her job there, in an arrangement that appears to be unique in the city. By doing this, Kennedy also was able to dodge residency rules that require all Business Integrity Commission employees to live in the city.
Instead, unlike everyone else in the BIC office who lived in the city, Kennedy’s home is on Long Island.