Bill Text: NY A06810 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: 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.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 23-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-20 - referred to governmental employees [A06810 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06810-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          6810
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 20, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. REYES -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Employees
        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:
     1    Section 1.  The president of the state  civil  service  commission  is
     2  hereby directed to conduct a study on the current civil service examina-
     3  tion  process to identify existing resources and provide recommendations
     4  on how to improve current methodologies used regarding  the  examination
     5  process  to ensure diversity in the recruitment and hiring in the public
     6  sector.  Such study shall review the various needs of  applicants  based
     7  on  age,  race,  creed,  color, national origin, native language, sexual
     8  orientation, gender identity or expression, sex, disability  or  marital
     9  status.  The  study  must also review available resources to ensure that
    10  each of the needs of the above applicants are sufficiently met to ensure
    11  that there are no undue barriers  that  could  limit  opportunities  and
    12  prevent a diverse public sector workforce. Such resources shall include,
    13  but  not  be  limited  to,  transportation, accessibility to examination
    14  location and times of examinations, technology, preparation  courses  on
    15  general  exams,  translators,  tests  available  in  applicant's  native
    16  language, preparation materials or other  study  materials  provided  to
    17  applicants  before  examinations  are scheduled, mentors or a mentorship
    18  program, or any other testing  accommodations  deemed  necessary  for  a
    19  documented  disability.  If  resources are not available, the commission
    20  shall make recommendations regarding how such resources can be provided.
    21  Such commission shall also  make  other  recommendations  regarding  the
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07270-02-9

        A. 6810                             2
     1  examination process to ensure diversity in recruitment and hiring in the
     2  public sector.
     3    § 2. On or before two hundred seventy days after the effective date of
     4  this  act,  the  president  of  the state civil service commission shall
     5  complete the study pursuant to section one of this act and shall  there-
     6  after deliver a copy of the findings and any legislative recommendations
     7  he or she deems to be necessary to the governor, the temporary president
     8  of the senate and the speaker of the assembly.
     9    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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