Relates to the administration of certain director of facility positions.
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TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to the administration of certain director of facility positions
PURPOSE: To clarify the purview of municipal civil service commissions with regard to promotions for the school district positions of Director of Facilities I, II and III.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one of the bill amends subdivision 5 of section 17 of the Civil Service Law to clarify that the statewide examinations for the school district positions of director of facilities do not affect the ability of municipal civil service commissions to hold promotional examinations and create promotional lists from such examinations for those positions. The qualifications for promotion to those positions that are established by a municipal civil service commission must be consistent with the statewide eligibility criteria for those positions established by the Department of Civil Service.
Section two of the bill provides that this act shall take effect immediately.
EXISTING LAW: Currently, the Department of Civil Service is required to develop a statewide open competitive examination for the positions of Director of Facilities I, II and III in school districts.
Chapter 403 of the Laws of 2011 provided that the Department of Civil Service would develop and administer a statewide examination for the school district positions of Director of Facilities I, II and III so that school districts would have more candidates to consider for the available positions. Chapter 403 did not address promotions within the Director of Facilities titles. This bill clarifies the role of municipal civil service commissions in the promotion process. This clarification will pave the way for the administration of the new statewide examination and promotional examinations based upon the new statewide criteria for the Director of Facilities positions.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6330 IN SENATE January 14, 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 the administration of certain director of facility positions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 17 of the civil service law, as added by chapter 403 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 5. Administration of certain director of facility positions. Notwith- standing the provisions of this section, chapter or any provisions to the contrary contained in any general, special, or local laws, the department shall develop a statewide exam for the positions of director of facilities I, II, & III in school districts throughout the state. Such administration shall include the development of eligibility crite- ria for examination of potential candidates for the positions of direc- tor of facilities I, II, & III based on qualifications and experience in accordance with section fifty of this chapter. SUCH STATEWIDE EXAMINA- TIONS SHALL NOT AFFECT THE ABILITY OF MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMIS- SIONS TO DETERMINE PROMOTION QUALIFICATIONS, ANNOUNCE PROMOTION EXAMINA- TIONS AND ESTABLISH PROMOTION ELIGIBLE LISTS FOR THESE POSITIONS, CONSISTENT WITH STATEWIDE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT. ANY SUCH PROMOTION EXAMINATION SHALL USE THE STATEWIDE EXAM- INATION DEVELOPED BY THE DEPARTMENT. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13535-01-4