senate Bill S568

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the governor to establish a pilot program providing a 4 day work week for certain state employees

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S568 - Details

Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §134-a, Civ Serv L; amd §20, Gen Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2512
2009-2010: A4127A

S568 - Summary

Directs the governor to establish a 2 year pilot program providing a 4 day work week for certain state employees; requires the department of civil service to report on the cost saving derived from the implementation of such program.

S568 - Sponsor Memo

S568 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   568

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 and the general construction  law,
  in  relation  to establishing a pilot program providing for a four-day
  work week for state employees

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings. The legislature finds and declares
that the current economic crisis necessitates  rethinking  the  ways  in
which  government  services  are  provided.  Finding  more efficient and
effective means of service delivery can enable  government  agencies  to
fulfill  their missions while reducing expenses. State and local govern-
ments around the United States have begun to  experiment  with  four-day
schedules  as  a  means  of  providing improved service to the public at
lower cost. Providing for a four-day work week for many state  employees
could  result  in  multiple benefits, including fiscal savings, expanded
access to services for the public, reductions in energy demand,  reduced
commuting   costs  and  traffic  congestion,  and  decreased  levels  of
pollution resulting from reductions in energy demand and  vehicle  miles
traveled.  Establishing  a  pilot  program providing for a four-day work
week will assist in dealing with the current economic crisis and  enable
decisionmakers to evaluate the long-term desirability of a four-day work
week.
  S 2. The civil service law is amended by adding a new section 134-a to
read as follows:
  S  134-A.  FOUR-DAY  WORK  WEEK  PILOT PROGRAM. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE GOVERNOR SHALL  ESTABLISH  A  PILOT  PROGRAM
PROVIDING  FOR A MANDATORY FOUR-DAY WORK WEEK FOR STATE EMPLOYEES. UNDER
SUCH PROGRAM, THE WORK WEEK FOR  ALL  STATE  OFFICES  OR  UNITS  THEREOF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01543-01-3

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