1. In accordance with the provisions of section seventy of the civil service law, any officer or employee of the city, selected by the authority may, with the consent
of the mayor, be transferred to the authority and shall be eligible for such transfer
and appointment, without further examination, to applicable offices, positions and
employment under the authority. Any such officers or employees so transferred to the authority pursuant to this
section, who are members of or benefit under any existing pension or retirement fund
or system, shall continue to have all rights, privileges, obligations and status with
respect to such fund or system as are now prescribed by law, but during the period
of their employment by the authority, all contributions to such funds or systems to
be paid by the employer on account of such officers or employees shall be paid by
2. A transferred employee shall remain in the same collective bargaining unit as was
the case prior to his or her transfer; successor employees to the positions held
by such transferred employees shall, consistent with the provisions of article fourteen
of the civil service law, be included in the same unit as their predecessors. Employees serving in positions in newly created titles shall be assigned to such
same collective bargaining unit if they would have been assigned to such unit were
such titles created prior to the establishment of the authority. Nothing contained in this title shall be construed (a) to diminish the rights of
employees pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement or (b) to affect existing
law with respect to an application to the public employment relations board seeking
a designation by the board that certain persons are managerial or confidential.
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