senate Bill S7274

Allows employees who are involuntarily transferred to a different promotion unit the right to remain on the promotion eligible list from which they were involuntarily transferred

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 08 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.994
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A9493

Summary

Allows employees who are involuntarily transferred to a different promotion unit the right to remain on the promotion eligible list from which they were involuntarily transferred.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9493
Versions:
S7274
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง52, Civ Serv L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7274 REVISED 5/9/14

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to
permitting the name of a promotion candidate to appear on two
promotion eligible lists for the same title, under certain
circumstances

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: The bill would permit those who
have been involuntarily transferred or reassigned from one promotion
unit to a different promotion unit the right to have their name remain
on the promotion unit eligible list that they were on prior to being
transferred or reassigned.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amend Section 52.15 to permit
promotion eligibility of persons who have been involuntarily
transferred or reassigned to another state agency, department and/or
promotion unit. This bill would make it possible for an employee whose
name appears on a promotion unit eligible list and who is subsequently
involuntarily transferred or reassigned to a different promotion unit,
the right to have their name remain active on the former promotion
unit's eligible list for the duration of the life of the eligible
list.

JUSTIFICATION: There have been many changes to New York State
Government over the last few years. This has included the
consolidation of state functions as well as the establishment of a new
agency (The Justice Center). These changes have resulted in State
employees being involuntarily transferred or reassigned to different
promotion units than they were in.

Currently, when an employee is transferred or reassigned to another
promotion unit their name is removed from the promotion unit eligible
list they were on and placed on the promotion unit eligible list for
the new promotion unit. Many times the title(s) that employees are on
the promotion unit eligible list for do not exist at the agency,
department or promotion unit in which they were involuntarily
transferred or reassigned to. In other cases these employees had more
opportunity to be promoted in their former agency, department or
promotion unit. It is not fair that employees lose these promotional
opportunities when it was not their choice to be transferred or
reassigned.

This amendment would allow for employees who are involuntarily
transferred or reassigned the right to remain on the promotion unit
eligible list they were on prior to such change. This will assure that
employees in these situations are afforded the same promotional
opportunities that they would have had if they had not been
involuntarily transferred or reassigned.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective Immediately.


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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7274

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions

AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in  relation  to  permitting  the
  name  of  a  promotion  candidate  to appear on two promotion eligible
  lists for the same title, under certain circumstances

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision 15 of section 52 of the civil service law, as
amended by section 6 of part O of chapter 55 of the  laws  of  2012,  is
amended to read as follows:
  15. Promotion eligibility of person INVOLUNTARILY transferred OR REAS-
SIGNED  to [the office of information technology services] ANOTHER AGEN-
CY, DEPARTMENT AND/OR PROMOTION UNIT WITHIN STATE SERVICE. Notwithstand-
ing any  other  provision  of  this  chapter,  the  names  of  permanent
employees  INVOLUNTARILY  transferred  OR REASSIGNED from a state agency
[or department  to  the  office  of  information  technology  services],
DEPARTMENT  OR PROMOTION UNIT TO ANOTHER STATE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT AND/OR
PROMOTION UNIT shall remain on any promotion eligible list for  appoint-
ment  in the FORMER STATE agency [or], department OR PROMOTION UNIT from
which such employees were transferred OR REASSIGNED, [for  a  period  of
one  year  or]  until  the  expiration  of  such list[, whichever occurs
first]. Further, where the promotion eligible list on which such employ-
ees' names appear is established in the [office of information technolo-
gy services] STATE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OR PROMOTION UNIT  IN  WHICH  THEY
WERE TRANSFERRED OR REASSIGNED, the names of employees so transferred OR
REASSIGNED shall be added to such promotion eligible list.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14908-01-4

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