senate Bill S8679

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Directs the president of the state civil service commission to conduct a study on the current civil service examination process

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee


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May 10, 2018 referred to civil service and pensions

S8679 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Civil Service
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S1766

S8679 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the president of the state civil service commission to conduct a study on the current civil service examination process to identify, and provide recommendations to improve current methodologies used regarding the examination process to ensure diversity in recruitment and hiring in the public sector.

S8679 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8679 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8679

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT to direct the president of the state civil service commission to
  conduct a study on the current civil service  examination  process  to
  identify  and provide recommendations to improve current methodologies
  used regarding the examination process to ensure diversity in recruit-
  ment and hiring in the public sector

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

  Section  1.    The  president of the state civil service commission is
hereby directed to conduct a study on the current civil service examina-
tion process to identify existing resources and provide  recommendations
on  how  to improve current methodologies used regarding the examination
process to ensure diversity in the recruitment and hiring in the  public
sector.    Such study shall review the various needs of applicants based
on age, race, creed, color, national  origin,  native  language,  sexual
orientation,  gender  identity or expression, sex, disability or marital
status. The study must also review available resources  to  ensure  that
each of the needs of the above applicants are sufficiently met to ensure
that  there  are  no  undue  barriers that could limit opportunities and
prevent a diverse public sector workforce. Such resources shall include,
but not be limited  to,  transportation,  accessibility  to  examination
location  and  times of examinations, technology, preparation courses on
general  exams,  translators,  tests  available  in  applicant's  native
language,  preparation  materials  or  other study materials provided to
applicants before examinations are scheduled, mentors  or  a  mentorship
program,  or  any  other  testing  accommodations deemed necessary for a
documented disability. If resources are not  available,  the  commission
shall make recommendations regarding how such resources can be provided.
Such  commission  shall  also  make  other recommendations regarding the
examination process to ensure diversity in recruitment and hiring in the
public sector.
  § 2. On or before two hundred seventy days after the effective date of
this act, the president of the  state  civil  service  commission  shall

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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