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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to civil service and pensions|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to civil service and pensions|
senate Bill S1271
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S1271 - Details
S1271 - Summary
Provides that all affirmative action officers and administrators employed by the state shall be in competitive classified positions; directs the department of civil service to establish qualifications and examinations for employment and promotion in the affirmative action classification; provides that such officers and administrators shall report directly to their agency head; provides for annual affirmative action continuing education… (view more) requires every state agency employing 100 or more employees to employ a full-time affirmative action officer or administrator; requires agency affirmative action officers and administrators to appoint deputies, who shall participate in all interviews and determinations relating to the recruitment, appointment and promotion of employees in classified positions.
S1271 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1271 REVISED 1/10/13 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to requiring certain state agencies to employ a competitive class affirma- tive action officer or administrator PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation seeks to protect and strengthen the role of affirmative action officers in all state agencies by providing that each agency have a full-time affirmative action offi- cer that reports directly to the agency head and are provided with continued education opportunities in the area of affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and human rights. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Article 2 of the civil service law is amended by adding a new title A-1. This article defines the process by which state affirma- tive officers and administrators are hired into competitive positions that will allow them the latitude to perform their duties without fear of retaliation or job loss. Section 2 - requires that every affirmative action officer/administrator employed by a state agency shall be employed the agency head and report directly to that person and no one else in so as to provide these employees with access to the top decision making authority in that agen- cy. This will help address the issue of lack of diversity in state agen-
S1271 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1271 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PERKINS -- 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 requiring certain state agencies to employ a competitive class affirmative action offi- cer or administrator THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 2 of the civil service law is amended by adding a new title A-1 to read as follows: TITLE A-1 STATE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATORS SECTION 12. DEFINITION. 12-A. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATORS. S 12. DEFINITION. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, "STATE AGENCY" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS IS ASCRIBED TO SUCH TERM BY PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ELEVEN OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED TEN OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW. S 12-A. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATORS. 1. EVERY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICER OR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ADMINISTRATOR EMPLOYED BY THE STATE OR A STATE AGENCY SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE IN STATE SERVICE IN A COMPETITIVE POSITION. THE DEPARTMENT BY RULE AND REGULATION SHALL ESTABLISH QUALIFICATIONS AND EXAM FOR EMPLOYMENT AND PROMOTION WITHIN THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CLASSIFICATION. 2. EVERY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICER AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ADMINISTRA- TOR EMPLOYED BY A STATE AGENCY SHALL BE EMPLOYED BY AND REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE HEAD OF SUCH STATE AGENCY, AND SHALL NOT REPORT TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR PART OF ANY DEPARTMENT OF SUCH AGENCY. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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