CHAPTER 67*

STATE PERSONNEL ACT

*See Sec. 4-38h re effect of government reorganization under public act 77-614.

See Sec. 4-61hh et seq. re volunteers in state government.

Cited. 175 C. 127; 176 C. 1; 181 C. 69. State Personnel Act, Secs. 5-193–5-269 cited. 226 C. 670; 228 C. 106; 239 C. 638.

Cited. 36 CS 297; 39 CS 462.

Table of Contents

Sec. 5-193. Short title: State Personnel Act.

Sec. 5-194. Construction and administration.

Sec. 5-195. Merit principles to be observed.

Sec. 5-196. Definitions.

Secs. 5-196a and 5-196b. “Commissioner” and “department” defined. “Personnel Commissioner” and “Personnel Department”, terminology change.

Sec. 5-197. Offices in state service to be classified; exceptions.

Sec. 5-198. Positions exempt from classified service.

Sec. 5-199. Personnel Division of Department of Administrative Services. Deputy commissioner.

Secs. 5-199a and 5-199b. Bureaus established. Deputy commissioners; qualifications; appointment; powers. Exempt positions.

Sec. 5-199c. Human resources strategic plan.

Sec. 5-199d. Role of regional community-technical colleges in training for state employees.

Sec. 5-200. State personnel and employment policies. Powers and duties of the Commissioner of Administrative Services. Regulations. Personnel administration services for municipalities or other political subdivisions of the state.

Sec. 5-200a. Job evaluations in classified and unclassified state service. Evaluation committees. Rating of jobs. Advisory committee. Modification of compensation. Reports to General Assembly. Exclusion of certain unclassified positions.

Sec. 5-200b. Reclassification of state employees by Commissioner of Administrative Services.

Sec. 5-200c. Elimination of wage inequities in state service.

Sec. 5-200d. Automated personnel system.

Sec. 5-201. Employees’ Review Board.

Sec. 5-201a. Relation of Personnel Appeal Board to the department.

Sec. 5-202. Individual and group appeals.

Sec. 5-203. Reports to Commissioner of Administrative Services of personnel changes.

Sec. 5-204. Report to Governor.

Sec. 5-205. Administration of oaths, issuance of subpoenas.

Sec. 5-206. Position classifications.

Sec. 5-206a. Establishment of position classification series for marital and family therapists.

Sec. 5-207. Use of classification titles and codes.

Sec. 5-208. Compensation schedules.

Sec. 5-208a. Compensation by more than one agency restricted. Multiple job assignments within same agency restricted.

Sec. 5-209. Compensation for performance of duties of higher job classification.

Sec. 5-209a. General worker. Work experience credit for out-of-class work.

Sec. 5-210. Annual salary increases; lump-sum payments; state incentive plans for managerial or confidential employees.

Sec. 5-212. Salary not to exceed salary range.

Sec. 5-212a. Compensation schedules adjustments.

Sec. 5-213. Termination of longevity payments to employees not included in any collective bargaining unit.

Secs. 5-213a and 5-213b. Salary increase for managerial employees in lieu of longevity payments. Conferring of benefits upon managerial or confidential employees and appointed officials not included in collective bargaining units.

Sec. 5-213c. Salary increase upon termination of longevity payments to employees not included in any collective bargaining unit.

Sec. 5-214. Creation of new positions and filling of vacancies subject to certification by Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or designee.

Sec. 5-215. Study of need for existing positions.

Sec. 5-215a. Filling of vacancies from candidate lists.

Sec. 5-216. Establishment of candidate lists. Continuous recruitment.

Sec. 5-217. Effective period of candidate lists.

Sec. 5-218. Examinations; notices.

Sec. 5-219. Character of examinations. Qualifications for admission.

Sec. 5-219a. Volunteer experience considered. Analysis of personnel hirings.

Sec. 5-220. Conduct of examinations.

Sec. 5-221. Rejection of applicants.

Sec. 5-221a. Appeal from rejection of application for admission to examination.

Sec. 5-222. Unassembled examinations for certain professional positions. Regulations.

Sec. 5-223. Rating of examinations.

Sec. 5-224. Credit for military service on examinations held for original appointments.

Sec. 5-225. Notice of final earned ratings on examinations. Right of inspection. Appeals.

Sec. 5-226. Corrupt practices in relation to applications, examinations and appointments.

Secs. 5-226a to 5-226e. Reserved

Sec. 5-226f. Pilot program concerning state classifications and examination system.

Sec. 5-227. Discrimination prohibited.

Sec. 5-227a. Promotion by reclassification of position. Examination for reclassified position not required.

Sec. 5-227b. Waiver of promotional examination in the case of five or fewer applicants.

Sec. 5-228. Promotional appointments. Original appointments. Hiring protected class members. Sex discrimination.

Sec. 5-229. Time for appointment. Effective date.

Sec. 5-230. Working test periods.

Sec. 5-231. Residence not required, exceptions.

Secs. 5-232 and 5-232a. Appointments of noncitizens. Citizenship requirement may be waived.

Sec. 5-233. Appointments to unskilled and semiskilled positions.

Sec. 5-234. Appointments to training program and following completion of training program. Not applicable to veterans preference.

Sec. 5-235. Provisional, temporary, emergency and intermittent appointments.

Sec. 5-236. Appointments to unclassified service. Return to classified from unclassified service.

Sec. 5-237. Service standards and ratings.

Sec. 5-237a. Salary Review Committee.

Sec. 5-237b. Quality Control Committee. Membership. Duties.

Sec. 5-238. Hours of work in Executive Department.

Sec. 5-238a. Hours of persons employed in state parks during summer months.

Sec. 5-238b. Hours of meat and poultry inspectors.

Sec. 5-239. Transfers.

Sec. 5-239a. Assignment of permanent state employees of the executive branch by the Commissioner of Administrative Services.

Sec. 5-240. Reprimand, suspension, demotion, dismissal. Layoffs. Notice period pay.

Sec. 5-241. Order of layoffs. Notice. Placement on reemployment list.

Sec. 5-242. Appointment and tenure of teachers in state institution schools.

Sec. 5-243. Resignations. Reemployment of retired employees.

Sec. 5-244. Transfer or separation from service because of infirmities.

Sec. 5-245. Workweek. Overtime pay.

Sec. 5-246. State police workweek. Work for highway contractors.

Sec. 5-247. Sick leave. Credit on reemployment. Collection of benefits while otherwise employed on full-time basis prohibited.

Sec. 5-247a. Payment for accumulated sick leave for retiring state teachers.

Sec. 5-247b. Sick leave. Use by blind or disabled employees for assistance dog training.

Sec. 5-248. Leaves of absence. Reinstatement upon withdrawal of resignation.

Sec. 5-248a. Family and medical leave from employment.

Sec. 5-248b. Regulations. Family and medical leave from employment.

Sec. 5-248c. Voluntary schedule reduction program.

Secs. 5-248d to 5-248h. Reserved

Sec. 5-248i. Telecommuting and work-at-home programs.

Sec. 5-248j. Participation in Big Brothers and Big Sisters program.

Sec. 5-249. Leave for volunteer fire, ambulance, specialized disaster relief and canine search and rescue services.

Sec. 5-250. Vacations. Personal leave.

Sec. 5-251. Accrual of sick leave and vacation credits while receiving compensation.

Sec. 5-252. Payment for accrued vacation time on leaving state service.

Sec. 5-253. Payment for extra hours of work and accumulated vacation allowance on death.

Sec. 5-254. Holidays.

Sec. 5-255. Reinstatement of state employees after service in armed forces. Term of employment to include military service.

Sec. 5-256. Service to counties, agricultural extension offices, state college bookstores, Hartford Bridge Authority and municipal courts included in term of state service.

Sec. 5-257. Group life insurance.

Sec. 5-257a. Continuation of group life insurance for certain teachers at E. O. Smith School.

Sec. 5-258. Group Insurance Commission.

Sec. 5-259. Hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan. Eligibility. Coverage for other groups under plan. Municipal Employee Health Insurance Plan. Prescription drug purchasing by nonstate public employers.

Sec. 5-259a. Competitive selection.

Sec. 5-259b. Continuation of health insurance for former members of General Assembly.

Sec. 5-259c. Health insurance for employees of state system of public higher education.

Sec. 5-259d. Continuation of health insurance coverage and accrual and use of vacation and sick time, leave of absence and equivalent leave time for state employees called to active service in the armed forces for specified military or emergency operations or actions.

Sec. 5-259e. Review of prescription claims data to increase utilization of generic prescriptions.

Sec. 5-260. Deduction of organization dues.

Sec. 5-260a. Deduction of contributions to nonprofit organizations.

Sec. 5-261. Deduction of credit union savings.

Sec. 5-262. State Employee Campaign. Deduction of contributions. Regulations.

Sec. 5-263. Suggestion awards.

Sec. 5-263a. Suggestion awards program.

Sec. 5-264. Section 403(b) annuities for state employees. Purchase of shares of an investment company for state employees. Section 403(b) annuities for employees of political subdivisions.

Sec. 5-264a. Deferred compensation plan for state employees or employees of political subdivisions of the state. Administration.

Sec. 5-264b. Dependent care spending account program.

Sec. 5-264c. Treatment of funds deposited in dependent care spending account program.

Sec. 5-264d. Flexible health care spending account program.

Sec. 5-264e. Treatment of funds deposited pursuant to the flexible health care spending account program.

Sec. 5-265. Special training courses for state employees. Exchange of employees.

Sec. 5-266. Political activity.

Sec. 5-266a. Political activities of classified state employees and Judicial Department employees. Candidacy for office. Leave of absence or resignation upon taking elective office.

Sec. 5-266b. Permitted activity.

Sec. 5-266c. Regulations.

Sec. 5-266d. Dismissal or suspension of employee. Appeal.

Sec. 5-267. Officers, appointing authorities and employees to comply with law.

Sec. 5-268. Penalty.

Sec. 5-269. Transfer of certain employees to Labor Department.


Sec. 5-193. Short title: State Personnel Act. This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “State Personnel Act”.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 2.)

Sec. 5-194. Construction and administration. This chapter shall be so construed and administered as to provide a uniform and equitable system of personnel administration of employees in the state service. Recruitment, selection, appointment, development, promotion, transfer, layoff, classification, compensation, discipline, separation and provision for the welfare of state employees shall be performed in a manner to secure and retain well qualified employees to carry out state programs effectively and efficiently and to provide reasonable stability of employment in the state service.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 3.)

Cited. 170 C. 668; 226 C. 670.

Sec. 5-195. Merit principles to be observed. The system of personnel administration for employees in the state service shall be based on merit principles. All appointments and promotions, except as hereinafter specified, shall be made according to merit and fitness as ascertained by examinations given in accordance with provisions of this chapter.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 4.)

Cited. 170 C. 668; 175 C. 127.

Sec. 5-196. Definitions. As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) “Agency” means a department, board, institution or commission established by statute, not a part of any other department, board, institution or commission.

(2) “Allocation” means the official assignment of a position in the classified service to the appropriate standard class of the classification plan.

(3) “Appointing authority” means a board, commission, officer, commissioner, person or group of persons having the power to make appointments by virtue of a statute or by lawfully delegated authority.

(4) “Candidate list” means a list of the names of persons based on merit as determined under the provisions of this chapter, which persons have been found qualified through suitable examinations for employment in positions allocated to a specified class, occupational group or career progression level.

(5) “Class”, “class of positions” or “position classification” means a position or group of positions in the state classified service established under this chapter that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.

(6) “Classified service” means every office or position in the state service, whether full-time or part-time, for which compensation is paid, except those offices and positions specified in section 5-198 or otherwise expressly provided by statute.

(7) “Compensation” means the salary, wages, benefits and other forms of valuable consideration earned by and provided to an employee in remuneration for services rendered.

(8) “Compensation schedule” or “compensation plan” means a list or lists specifying a series of compensation steps and ranges.

(9) “Eligible” or “eligible person” means a person whose name is on a candidate list.

(10) “Employee” or “state employee” means any person holding a position in state service subject to appointment by an appointing authority.

(11) “Examination” means an assessment device or technique yielding scores or ratings designed to determine the fitness of candidates for positions allocated to a specified class, occupational group or career progression level.

(12) “Full-time employee” means an employee holding a position normally requiring thirty-five hours or more of service in each week.

(13) “Generic job class” means a job classification comprised of positions covering a diversity of assignments which are either occupationally or functionally related.

(14) “Good standing” means the status of an employee whose employment in the state service has been terminated other than as a result of disciplinary action or during a period when disciplinary action was pending.

(15) “Grade” or “pay grade” means a relative level, numerically expressed, to which one or more classes may be assigned according to the degree of their complexity, importance and value, and which refers to a single pay range in the compensation schedule.

(16) “Minimum earned rating” means the lowest score or rating that entitles a candidate to pass the examination.

(17) “Officer” or “state officer” means any person appointed to a state office established by statute, including appointing authorities.

(18) “Part-time employee” means an employee holding a position normally requiring less than thirty-five hours of service in each week.

(19) “Permanent appointment” means appointment to a position in the classified service following successful completion of the required working test.

(20) “Permanent employee” means an employee holding a position in the classified service under a permanent appointment or an employee holding a position in unclassified service who has served in such a position for a period of more than six months, except employees in positions funded in whole or in part by the federal government as part of any public service employment program, on-the-job training program or work experience program.

(21) “Permanent position” means any position in the classified service which requires or which is expected to require the services of an incumbent without interruption for a period of more than six months, except positions funded in whole or in part by the federal government as part of any public service employment program, on-the-job training program or work experience program.

(22) “Position” means a group of duties and responsibilities currently assigned or designated by competent authority to require the services of one employee.

(23) “Public member” means a member of a board or commission who does not hold any office or position in the state service.

(24) “Reemployment list” means a list of names of persons arranged in the order prescribed by the provisions of this chapter and by regulations issued in accordance with this chapter, which persons have occupied positions allocated to any class in the classified service, and are no longer in such class and are entitled to have their names certified to appointing authorities when vacancies in such class are to be filled, in preference to those whose names are on the candidate list for such class.

(25) “State service” means occupancy of any office or position or employment in the service of the state, but not of local governmental subdivisions thereof, for which compensation is paid.

(26) “Temporary position” means a position in the state service which is expected to require the services of an incumbent for a period not in excess of six months.

(27) “Unclassified service” means any office or position in the state service which is not in the classified service.

(28) “Working test” means a trial working period made a part of the selective process under the provisions of this chapter and by regulations issued in accordance with this chapter, during which the work and conduct of the employee shall be noted by the appointing authority or his authorized agent and reported upon to determine whether such employee merits permanent appointment.

(29) “Veteran”, when used in this chapter and in section 5-180, means any person who has been honorably discharged from or released under honorable conditions from active service in the armed forces of the United States and who has performed such service in time of war, as such terms are defined in section 27-103, except that the final date for service in time of war during World War II shall be December 31, 1947.

(30) “Managerial employee” means any person presently covered by the existing managerial compensation plan pursuant to subsection (g) of section 5-270.

(31) “Career progression level” means the following career levels in which each class of positions shall be categorized as determined by the Commissioner of Administrative Services based on general job characteristics and minimum requirements for knowledge, skill and ability, including, but not limited to, education, employment history and special skills: (A) Entry, (B) working, (C) lead, (D) supervisor, and (E) manager.

(32) “Occupational group” means broad occupational areas in which each class of positions shall be categorized as determined by the Commissioner of Administrative Services.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 5; P.A. 73-199; P.A. 74-338, S. 3, 94; P.A. 76-254, S. 1, 11; P.A. 78-231, S. 1, 10; 78-277, S. 4, 6; P.A. 79-621, S. 2, 24; P.A. 81-457, S. 1; P.A. 92-165, S. 3, 32; P.A. 96-168, S. 1, 34; P.A. 12-205, S. 16.)

History: P.A. 73-199 redefined “permanent employee” re employees in unclassified service; P.A. 74-338 made technical changes; P.A. 76-254 replaced existing Subsec. (k) with new (k) defining “examination” and relettered former (k) and subsequent Subsecs. accordingly; P.A. 78-231 added Subsec. (cc) defining “managerial employee”; P.A. 78-277 redefined “permanent employee” and “permanent position” in Subsecs. (s) and (t) to exclude employees and positions funded by federal government in employment, on-the-job training or work experience programs; P.A. 79-621 added Subsec. (dd) defining “senior civil service”; P.A. 81-457 amended Subsec. (dd) to define “senior executive service” rather than “senior civil service” and to require at least five years of classified service experience for such appointees; P.A. 92-165 redefined “class” in Subsec. (d) to mean a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes, defined “candidate list” in Subsec. (j), added definitions of “career progression level” in Subsec. (ee) and “occupational group” in Subsec. (ff), and made technical changes; P.A. 96-168 changed definition indicators from letters to numbers, placed definition of “candidate list” in alphabetical order, broadened the definition of “examination”, added the definition of “generic job class” and linked the definition of “managerial employee” to Sec. 5-270, effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 12-205 deleted former Subdiv. (31) defining “senior executive service” and redesignated existing Subdivs. (32) and (33) as Subdivs. (31) and (32), effective July 1, 2012.

See Sec. 4-9a for definition of “public member”.

Cited. 170 C. 541; 175 C. 586. Notwithstanding designation as unclassified, employee qualified as classified under permanent appointment by virtue of six years’ continuous service holding position in classified service in all but name since position not exempt from classified service under Sec. 5-198. 176 C. 1. Cited. Id.; 177 C. 344; 188 C. 290; 190 C. 39; 192 C. 399; 226 C. 670; 238 C. 146.

Cited. 28 CA 1.

Secs. 5-196a and 5-196b. “Commissioner” and “department” defined. “Personnel Commissioner” and “Personnel Department”, terminology change. Sections 5-196a and 5-196b are repealed.

(P.A. 73-677, S. 1; P.A. 75-519, S. 1, 7, 12; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 609, 610.)

Sec. 5-197. Offices in state service to be classified; exceptions. Any office or position in the state service, whether full-time or part-time, shall be a position in the classified service, except as hereinafter set forth in this chapter or otherwise specified by statute.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 6.)

All services rendered by the state are not subject to the state personnel act. 166 C. 757. Cited. 176 C. 1.

Sec. 5-198. Positions exempt from classified service. The offices and positions filled by the following-described incumbents shall be exempt from the classified service:

(1) All officers and employees of the Judicial Department;

(2) All officers and employees of the Legislative Department;

(3) All officers elected by popular vote;

(4) All agency heads, members of boards and commissions and other officers appointed by the Governor;

(5) All persons designated by name in any special act to hold any state office;

(6) All officers, noncommissioned officers and enlisted men in the military or naval service of the state and under military or naval discipline and control;

(7) (A) All correctional wardens, as provided in section 18-82, and (B) all superintendents of state institutions, the State Librarian, the president of The University of Connecticut and any other commissioner or administrative head of a state department or institution who is appointed by a board or commission responsible by statute for the administration of such department or institution;

(8) The State Historian appointed by the State Library Board;

(9) Deputies to the administrative head of each department or institution designated by statute to act for and perform all of the duties of such administrative head during such administrative head’s absence or incapacity;

(10) Executive assistants to each state elective officer and each department head, as defined in section 4-5, provided each position of executive assistant shall have been created in accordance with section 5-214;

(11) One personal secretary to the administrative head and to each undersecretary or deputy to such head of each department or institution provided any classified employee whose position is affected by this subsection shall retain classified status in such position;

(12) All members of the professional and technical staffs of the constituent units of the state system of higher education, as defined in section 10a-1, of all other state institutions of learning, of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, and of the agricultural experiment station at New Haven, professional and managerial employees of the Department of Education and teachers certified by the State Board of Education and employed in teaching positions at state institutions;

(13) Physicians, dentists, student nurses in institutions and other professional specialists who are employed on a part-time basis;

(14) Persons employed to make or conduct a special inquiry, investigation, examination or installation;

(15) Students in educational institutions who are employed on a part-time basis;

(16) Forest fire wardens provided for by section 23-36;

(17) Patients or inmates of state institutions who receive compensation for services rendered therein;

(18) Employees of the Governor including employees working at the executive office, official executive residence at 990 Prospect Avenue, Hartford and the Washington D.C. office;

(19) Persons filling positions expressly exempted by statute from the classified service;

(20) Librarians employed by the State Board of Education or any constituent unit of the state system of higher education;

(21) All officers and employees of the Division of Criminal Justice;

(22) Professional employees in the education professions bargaining unit of the Department of Rehabilitation Services;

(23) Lieutenant colonels in the Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection appointed on or after June 6, 1990;

(24) The Deputy State Fire Marshal within the Department of Construction Services;

(25) The chief administrative officer of the Workers’ Compensation Commission;

(26) Employees in the education professions bargaining unit;

(27) Disability policy specialists employed by the Council on Developmental Disabilities; and

(28) The director for digital media and motion picture activities in the Department of Economic and Community Development.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 7; 1969, P.A. 336; P.A. 75-316, S. 18; P.A. 76-254, S. 2, 11; P.A. 77-573, S. 22, 30; P.A. 79-621, S. 3–5, 24; P.A. 81-457, S. 2; P.A. 82-218, S. 38, 46; P.A. 85-353; P.A. 87-397, S. 1, 2; 87-518, S. 1, 5; P.A. 88-309, S. 3, 6; P.A. 89-354, S. 1, 21; P.A. 90-325, S. 12, 32; 90-337, S. 3, 8; P.A. 92-130, S. 2, 10; P.A. 93-206, S. 2, 16; 93-262, S. 1, 87; 93-429, S. 1, 7; 93-435, S. 89, 95; P.A. 95-257, S. 39, 58; P.A. 96-168, S. 2, 34; P.A. 97-148, S. 5, 8; P.A. 99-163, S. 2, 9; P.A. 01-195, S. 5, 181; P.A. 03-19, S. 11; P.A. 05-256, S. 6; P.A. 06-135, S. 13; 06-172, S. 4; P.A. 07-158, S. 6; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 24; P.A. 11-44, S. 53; 11-48, S. 141, 285; 11-51, S. 111, 134; 11-61, S. 105; P.A. 12-205, S. 17; June 12 Sp. Sess. P.A. 12-1, S. 34.)

History: 1969 act added Subdiv. (t) exempting state-employed librarians in education; P.A. 75-316 substituted state library board for state library committee; P.A. 76-254 amended Subdiv. (i) to allow department and institution heads more than one deputy as designated by statute, deleting provision for designation by the administrative head; P.A. 77-573 substituted “board of higher education” for “commission for higher education” and “10-322a” for reference to repealed Sec. 10-322 in Subdiv. (l); P.A. 79-621 amended Subdiv. (j) to provide exception to its provisions, amended Subdiv. (k) to provide personal secretaries for undersecretaries and deputies and added clause protecting classified employees affected by change, broadened scope of Subdiv. (r) to include executive office and Washington D.C. office employees and added Subdiv. (u); P.A. 81-457 amended Subdiv. (u) to exempt senior executive service employees rather than senior civil service employees from the classified service; P.A. 82-218 replaced board of higher education with department of higher education pursuant to reorganization of higher education system, effective March 1, 1983; P.A. 85-353 added Subdiv. (v) exempting all officers and employees of the division of criminal justice from classified service; P.A. 87-397 added Subdiv. (w) exempting one executive assistant to the chairman of the commission on hospitals and health care from the classified service; P.A. 87-518 amended Subdiv. (j) to repeal limit on the number of executive assistants; P.A. 88-309 amended Subdiv. (l) to exempt professional employees of the vocational rehabilitation division from classified service; P.A. 89-354 deleted professional employees of the vocational rehabilitation division from Subdiv. (l) and added new Subdiv. (x) re exempting employees of the bureau of rehabilitation services from classified service, effective July 1, 1990; P.A. 90-325 changed the effective date of P.A. 89-354 from July 1, 1990, to 60 days after the determination by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services of the U.S. Department of Education that department of human resources meets all applicable federal statutory and regulatory requirements to be designated as sole state agency to administer the state plan for vocational rehabilitation services and that proposed bureau of rehabilitation services within the department meets all applicable federal statutory and regulatory requirements as a vocational rehabilitation organizational unit, i.e. July 1, 1991; P.A. 90-337 added new Subdiv. concerning lieutenant colonels in division of state police; P.A. 92-130 added Subdiv. (z), exempting deputy state fire marshal from classified service; P.A. 93-206 amended Subdiv. (z) to substitute division of fire, emergency and building services for division of fire and building safety, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-262 authorized substitution of department of social services for department of human resources in Subdiv. (x), effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-429 and P.A. 93-435 both added Subdiv. (aa) to exempt the chief administrative officer of the workers’ compensation commission from the classified service, effective July 1, 1993, and June 28, 1993, respectively; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commission on Hospitals and Health Care with Office of Health Care Access, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 96-168 added Subdiv. (bb) concerning employees in the education professions bargaining unit, effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 97-148 added Subdiv. (cc) re special deputy sheriffs, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 99-163 amended Subdiv. (y) by adding majors in the State Police, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 01-195 made a technical change for the purposes of gender neutrality in Subdiv. (i) and deleted Subdiv. (cc) re special deputy sheriffs, effective July 11, 2001; P.A. 03-19 made a technical change in Subdiv. (l), effective May 12, 2003; P.A. 05-256 added new Subdiv. (cc) to exempt disability policy specialists employed by the Council on Developmental Disabilities from classified service, effective July 1, 2005; P.A. 06-135 amended Subdiv. (l) by replacing “State Board of Education” with “Department of Education” and including managerial employees of said department, effective June 6, 2006; P.A. 06-172 added Subdiv. (dd) re the director for digital media and motion picture activities in the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism; P.A. 07-158 amended Subdiv. (g) by inserting Subpara. designators (1) and (2), inserting “correctional wardens, as provided in section 18-82,” in Subpara. (1) and designating existing provisions, except “wardens”, as Subpara. (2), effective July 1, 2007; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 deleted former Subdiv. (w) re executive assistant to the chairman of Office of Health Care Access and redesignated existing Subdivs. (x) to (dd) as Subdivs. (w) to (cc), effective October 6, 2009; P.A. 11-44 amended Subdiv. (w) by replacing “Bureau of Rehabilitation Services in the Department of Social Services” with “Bureau of Rehabilitative Services” and adding “in the education professions bargaining unit”, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-48 amended Subdiv. (cc) to replace “Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism” with “Department of Economic and Community Development”, effective July 1, 2011; pursuant to P.A. 11-48, “Department of Higher Education” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Board of Regents for Higher Education” in Subdiv. (l), effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-51 amended Subdiv. (y) to delete reference to Division of Fire, Emergency and Building Services and change “Department of Public Safety” to “Department of Construction Services”, effective July 1, 2011; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Department of Public Safety” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection” in Subdiv. (x), effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-61 amended Subdiv. (x) to delete exemption from classified service for majors in Division of State Police, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 12-205 deleted former Subdiv. (u) re employees in the senior executive service and redesignated existing Subdivs. (a) to (t) and (v) to (cc) as Subdivs. (1) to (28), effective July 1, 2012; June 12 Sp. Sess. P.A. 12-1 amended Subdiv. (22) by replacing “Bureau of Rehabilitative Services” with “Department of Rehabilitation Services”, effective July 1, 2012.

See Sec. 11-2 re exemption of certain state library personnel from classified service.

Cited. 176 C. 1; 192 C. 399.

Cited. 32 CS 323.

Subdiv. (n):

Cited. 183 C. 128.

Sec. 5-199. Personnel Division of Department of Administrative Services. Deputy commissioner. Section 5-199 is repealed, effective July 1, 1996.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 8; 1972, P.A. 123, S. 2; P.A. 73-497, S. 1, 2; 73-677, S. 3; P.A. 75-519, S. 3, 12; P.A. 77-614, S. 107, 610; P.A. 96-168, S. 33, 34.)

Secs. 5-199a and 5-199b. Bureaus established. Deputy commissioners; qualifications; appointment; powers. Exempt positions. Sections 5-199a and 5-199b are repealed.

(P.A. 73-677, S. 4, 5; P.A. 75-519, S. 11, 12.)

Sec. 5-199c. Human resources strategic plan. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall develop a human resources strategic plan for anticipating and meeting the personnel requirements of the state service. The plan shall clearly define the missions, functions and responsibilities of the Department of Administrative Services, the Office of Policy and Management and each agency with respect to personnel management and administration, shall establish long-range personnel goals and short-term strategies designed to accomplish such goals, and shall include: (1) The projected personnel requirements of the state service for a minimum period of five years; (2) an analysis of how current employees will satisfy such requirements; (3) a determination of whether and what type of retraining will be necessary to carry out state programs and provide state services; (4) a determination of whether additional hiring will be necessary; (5) the nature and scope of personnel recruitment efforts that should be conducted; (6) approaches for improving the methods of performance evaluation for state employees; and (7) approaches for improving the image of state employment and state employees as perceived by the residents of this state, potential candidates for state employment and state employees.

(P.A. 92-165, S. 1, 32.)

Sec. 5-199d. Role of regional community-technical colleges in training for state employees. The Department of Administrative Services or any other state agency which seeks to contract for training for their employees shall, prior to entering into a contract, contact the president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, or said president’s designee, to determine if an appropriate training program exists or can be designed at a regional community-technical college. Nothing in this section shall preclude an agency from considering or choosing other providers to meet such training need.

(P.A. 96-190, S. 4, 8; P.A. 11-48, S. 273.)

History: P.A. 96-190 effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 11-48 replaced “chancellor of the regional community-technical colleges” with “president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education” and made a technical change, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 5-200. State personnel and employment policies. Powers and duties of the Commissioner of Administrative Services. Regulations. Personnel administration services for municipalities or other political subdivisions of the state. (a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services or his authorized agent shall administer centralized and decentralized selection programs that will identify those applicants most qualified for appointment to or promotion in the state classified service, and establish candidate and reemployment lists for the various classes of positions within occupational groups and career progression levels. Upon a request from any appointing authority or indication of the need for additional employees, as evidenced by the presence of a temporary or provisional employee or by a request for certification of a temporary employee in any class, the commissioner or his designee shall certify the names of persons eligible for employment or reemployment. The commissioner shall: (1) Install and administer service-rating systems; (2) devise plans for, and cooperate with, appointing authorities and other supervising officials in the conduct of employee training programs to the end that the quality of service rendered by persons in the classified service may be continually improved; (3) conduct research into methods of selection, service ratings and other problems of personnel administration; (4) arrange for and, in cooperation with appointing authorities, effect transfers; (5) cooperate with appointing authorities in employee recruitment programs; (6) administer annual sick and special leaves of absence and hours of work and attendance in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and any regulations relating thereto; (7) establish personnel standards, governing promotions, classifications, reclassifications and the creation of positions, that will provide guidance to all agencies in matters of personnel management and serve as a means to evaluate agency performance in conducting personnel management; and (8) see that all appointments, promotions, layoffs, demotions, suspensions, removals and retirements are made in accordance with the applicable provisions of the general statutes and regulations issued pursuant thereto. The commissioner may fully or partially delegate the responsibilities set forth in this subsection to the heads of state agencies or their authorized agents, subject to audit, in order to improve human resource management.

(b) The commissioner shall review position classifications in accordance with subsection (c) of section 5-206.

(c) The commissioner shall cause to be kept for the classified service suitable records of (1) regulations adopted under this chapter, (2) classifications of positions, occupational groups, career progression levels and schedules of compensation provided for under this chapter, (3) standards for examining qualifications and measuring service, (4) examinations conducted and candidate and reemployment lists established, and (5) provisional and temporary appointments and other official acts.

(d) The commissioner shall prescribe procedures for reports to be submitted to him.

(e) The commissioner shall establish and maintain a complete roster of the employees and officers in the state service, whether under the classified service or not, showing for each such employee the title of the position held, his departmental, agency or institution assignment, rate of compensation, date of appointment and each change in his status, including any increase and decrease in pay, change in title, transfers or other facts which the commissioner considers desirable and pertinent.

(f) The commissioner shall prescribe reasonable conditions and procedures under which the records of the Department of Administrative Services shall be open to public inspection during usual business hours, except as provided in section 5-225. He shall take all due precautions to prevent the securing in advance by any unauthorized person of any material to be used in any examination under this chapter, unless such material is available for all applicants. Statements of the former employers of applicants shall be considered confidential and shall not be open to inspection by any person.

(g) The commissioner and his agents shall have free access to premises and records under the control of all officers, appointing authorities and other state employees during usual business hours and shall be furnished such facilities, assistance and information as he and his agents require in carrying out their functions. This subsection shall not apply to the medical records of state employees, unless the employee gives his consent or unless the information sought is necessary to assure adjudication of any responsibility on the part of the state or unless medical interpretations of preemployment and other examinations are requested by the commissioner.

(h) (1) The commissioner shall, after completion of all established preliminary procedures necessary to prepare new and revised regulations, print and provide current and complete personnel regulations to all state agencies and to recognized state employee organizations. (2) New and revised regulations prepared as the result of legislative changes or development of new policies shall be processed in accordance with established procedures within a period of time not less than six months from their effective date and distributed in the same manner.

(i) The commissioner may designate any two or more of his staff to serve as a hearing panel with respect to any matter before the commissioner. The commissioner and any hearing panel shall have the power to make investigations, inquiries and hold hearings. Any such panel shall report and may submit recommendations to the commissioner but shall have no other power except as otherwise specified in this chapter.

(j) The commissioner shall issue such regulations as he may find necessary or appropriate for the administration of personnel pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

(k) The commissioner shall, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, establish compensation schedules or plans pertaining to all state employees except employees of the Judicial and Legislative Departments and employees whose compensation is prescribed by statute. The commissioner shall prescribe higher compensation for work performed under less desirable conditions or at less desirable hours.

(l) The commissioner shall establish classes of positions, occupational groups and career progression levels for all state employees holding positions in the classified service.

(m) The commissioner shall maintain current compensation schedules pertaining to all employees specified in subsection (k) of this section and a comprehensive plan of position classifications pertaining to all employees specified in subsection (l) of this section.

(n) Any interested employee or his representative or any appointing authority may submit to the commissioner written data, views or arguments or a request for a hearing in regard to specified position classifications or allocation of a class of positions to the compensation schedule. Within two months after the commissioner shall have received such data, views or arguments or shall have held any requested hearing, he shall forward to such employee, representative or appointing authority his written decision thereon, together with all written materials submitted to him by the interested employee or his representative and such other information as he considers appropriate.

(o) The commissioner may at any time establish, abolish, divide or combine classes of positions and allocation of classes of positions to the compensation schedule. Any such action having a fiscal impact must be approved by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. The commissioner may at any time, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, amend or repeal any portion of any compensation schedule. The commissioner need not conduct any investigation or hearing prior to any such action.

(p) When such authority is not otherwise conferred by statute, the commissioner may issue orders to provide that (1) executive or judicial branch employees exempt from the classified service or not included in any prevailing bargaining unit contract, except unclassified employees of any board of trustees of the constituent units of higher education, be granted rights and benefits not less than those granted to employees in the classified service or covered under such contracts, or (2) retirement benefits for state employees exempt from the classified service or not included in any prevailing bargaining unit contract and employees of state-aided institutions, as defined in section 5-175, be adjusted to provide retirement benefits for such employees which are the same as those most frequently provided under the terms of approved bargaining unit contracts in effect at the time of such adjustment. When such authority is not otherwise conferred by statute, the board of trustees of any constituent unit of the state system of higher education may issue orders to provide that the unclassified employees of such board be granted rights and benefits not less than those granted to employees of the board who are covered under a prevailing bargaining unit contract. Where there is a conflict between an order granting such rights and benefits and any provision of the general statutes, such order shall prevail. Such orders shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. If the secretary approves such order, and such order is in conflict with any provision of the general statutes, the secretary shall forward a copy of such order to the joint committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of labor matters.

(q) Commencing November 1, 1989, elected officials and employees in the legislative branch and elected officials in the executive branch shall be granted rights and benefits equal to those granted to employees in the classified service covered under a prevailing collective bargaining agreement negotiated in accordance with subdivision (1) of subsection (f) of section 5-278.

(r) When requested by the appropriate appointing authority, the commissioner shall establish classes of positions for employees holding positions in the unclassified service and shall establish compensation schedules pertaining to employees of the Judicial and Legislative Departments, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.

(s) The commissioner and any municipality or other political subdivision of the state may enter into an agreement whereby the Department of Administrative Services shall provide such personnel administration services as may be requested by such municipality or political subdivision. Such agreement shall provide for the payment by such municipality or political subdivision, to the commissioner, of expenses incurred in the provision of such personnel services. All payments received by the commissioner pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the General Fund and credited to the appropriations of the Department of Administrative Services in accordance with the provisions of section 4-86.

(t) Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, any matters involving collective bargaining shall be the responsibility of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 9; S.A. 73-56, S. 11, 12; P.A. 76-254, S. 3, 11; P.A. 77-614, S. 108, 610; P.A. 79-621, S. 1, 24; P.A. 80-266, S. 2, 3; 80-456, S. 1, 2; P.A. 81-11, S. 1–3; 81-328; P.A. 83-418; P.A. 85-360, S. 2, 3; P.A. 92-165, S. 4, 32; P.A. 96-168, S. 3, 34; P.A. 00-77, S. 2, 7; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, S. 6; P.A. 05-288, S. 36.)

History: S.A. 73-56 added Subsec. (o) re pay increases for 1973-1974 fiscal year; P.A. 76-254 changed from 30 days to 2 months the time for commissioner to make recommendations in Subsec. (k); P.A. 77-614 extensively revised provisions, transferring duties for personnel administration from personnel policy board to commissioner of administrative services, deleting former Subsecs. (a) to (d), inclusive, and (o), inserting new Subsecs. (a) to (i), inclusive, and relettering remaining Subsecs. accordingly, and requiring approval of certain actions by the secretary of the office of policy and management; P.A. 79-621 amended Subsec. (r) clarified provisions regarding award of rights and benefits granted classified service employees and employees included in collective bargaining contract to those not in classified service or included in contracts; P.A. 80-266 repealed Subsec. (f); P.A. 80-456 included retirement benefits in Subsec. (r); P.A. 81-11 amended Subsec. (n) to require the commissioner of administrative services to maintain current compensation schedules rather than establishing a comprehensive compensation schedule, repealed Subsec. (o) and deleted reference to Subsec. (o) provisions as having bearing on amendment or repeal of compensation schedules in Subsec. (q); P.A. 81-328 added Subsec. (t) allowing the state to provide personnel testing services to municipalities; P.A. 83-418 amended Subsec. (r) to permit the board of trustees of any constituent unit of the state system of higher education to grant rights and benefits to its unclassified employees which are at least equal to those granted to employees in a bargaining unit; P.A. 85-360 amended Subsec. (a) to delete reference to employee suggestion award programs; P.A. 92-165 added provisions re occupational groups, career progression levels and candidate lists, provided that the commissioner, acting through the personnel division, shall certify the names of persons eligible for employment or reemployment, required the commissioner to establish personnel standards, deleted provisions requiring records of certifications of eligibles to appointing authorities, relettered Subdivs. and made technical changes; P.A. 96-168 amended Subsec. (a) to permit the commissioner to delegate to his authorized agent, designee or heads of state agencies and changed duties of commissioner from examining and passing upon applicants to administration of selection programs to identify qualified applicants and amended Subsec. (o) to require approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for certain actions having a fiscal impact, effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 00-77 added new Subsec. (s) re responsibility of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for collective bargaining, effective May 16, 2000; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2 inserted new Subsec. (q) re rights and benefits of executive and legislative branch elected officials and legislative branch employees, redesignating existing Subsecs. (q) to (s), inclusive, as Subsecs. (r) to (t), inclusive, effective May 12, 2004; P.A. 05-288 made technical changes in Subsec. (n), effective July 13, 2005.

Cited. 165 C. 448; 239 C. 638; 240 C. 246.

Subsec. (k):

Cited. 226 C. 670.

Subsec. (o):

Cited. 226 C. 670.

Subsec. (p):

Cited. 226 C. 670.

Subsec. (r):

Cited. 226 C. 670.

Sec. 5-200a. Job evaluations in classified and unclassified state service. Evaluation committees. Rating of jobs. Advisory committee. Modification of compensation. Reports to General Assembly. Exclusion of certain unclassified positions. (a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services, with the assistance of a consultant and project coordinator as required, and utilizing such studies as may be available to said commissioner, shall adopt and implement a system for evaluating classifications in state service, excluding classes covered by section 5-198. Based on the two-phase recommendation of the pilot study produced pursuant to the mandate of special act 79-72, the Department of Administrative Services shall, as necessary, review and make appropriate revisions to the classification system for all jobs within all job families in state employment which are subject to evaluation, and shall evaluate such classifications in state service on the basis of objective job-related criteria and in conformance with procedures and techniques recommended by the commissioner. Said objective, job-related criteria shall include but not be limited to: (1) Knowledge and skill required to carry out the duties of the position, (2) effort, both mental and physical, and (3) accountability. Evaluation committees which are representative of management and employees in the occupations being evaluated shall be formed for the purposes of this section. Utilizing the job evaluation system, the commissioner shall determine ratings for jobs through assignment of factor values and shall, on January 1, 1982, and each January first thereafter, make a progress report and report all findings, including comparative job ratings, to the cochairpersons of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor and public employees. An advisory committee representing various interested parties shall advise the Department of Administrative Services in performing this work. No modification of compensation shall be required by such ratings. Ratings may be a consideration in setting salaries, subject to the provisions of chapter 68 for classes included under collective bargaining. The job evaluation process shall include system selection, testing and training of raters. During the fiscal year ending June 30, 1982, up to seven hundred classes shall be evaluated, including those classes studied pursuant to special act 79-72 and this section, as in effect prior to July 1, 1981, and such other classes as may provide a representative sample of the classifications in state service. The commissioner shall report the preliminary findings with regard to such a sample by March 1, 1982, to the cochairpersons of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor and public employees. In each succeeding year the commissioner shall, within available appropriations, evaluate up to seven hundred classes a year and report the findings of such evaluation to the cochairpersons of said committee.

(b) The Commissioner of Administrative Services, with the assistance of a consultant and project coordinator as required, and utilizing such studies as may be available to the commissioner, shall adopt and implement a system for a full classification and job evaluation study of all unclassified positions in state service, as described in section 5-198, currently held or to be held by employees in collective bargaining units. The commissioner shall conduct such evaluations in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, (1) studies of unclassified employees conducted as negotiated under collective bargaining agreements shall be implemented and funded in conjunction with studies completed under subsection (a) of this section, and (2) on or before August 1, 1987, any exclusive bargaining representative may notify the commissioner, in writing, of those unclassified positions in the particular bargaining unit which shall be excluded from the study conducted pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

(d) Any unclassified position may be excluded from the study conducted pursuant to subsection (b) of this section if (1) the inclusion of such position in the study is not deemed to be feasible by the feasibility study mandated by special act 86-51 and (2) the commissioner and the exclusive bargaining representative mutually agree to exclude such position.

(P.A. 80-357, S. 1, 3; P.A. 81-380, S. 1, 3; P.A. 87-407, S. 2, 5.)

History: P.A. 81-380 restated requirements re objective evaluation of all jobs in state service specifically excluding positions listed in Sec. 5-198 as exempt from the classified service and requiring that up to 700 job classes be evaluated each fiscal year and that annual progress reports be given to the cognizant general assembly committee and deleted previous provisions describing in detail the two-phase recommendations which form basis of evaluation; P.A. 87-407 added Subsecs. (b), (c) and (d), establishing a study of unclassified positions and allowing for the exclusion of positions from the study.

Sec. 5-200b. Reclassification of state employees by Commissioner of Administrative Services. Any state employee who is being reclassified upward to a competitive or noncompetitive class in state service may be allocated to the higher classification without examination by the Commissioner of Administrative Services if the reclassification results from a survey of all positions in an occupational series or all classes of a bargaining unit and the employee possesses the minimum experience and training requirements for the new class and has permanent status in the present class.

(P.A. 87-253, S. 1, 5.)

Sec. 5-200c. Elimination of wage inequities in state service. (a) Commencing with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1988, and each fiscal year thereafter, the General Assembly shall appropriate sufficient funds to the reserve for salary adjustments account in the annual appropriations act for such fiscal year to be designated for use in eliminating inequities, including sex-based inequities, within and between all job families in the wages paid for state service, as identified by the findings of (1) the objective job evaluation process conducted by the Commissioner of Administrative Services pursuant to section 5-200a, (2) objective job evaluation studies of unclassified employees, and (3) other studies negotiated under collective bargaining agreements. Inequities shall not be eliminated through the downgrading of any job classification or salaries. Extraordinary variations in compensation in relation to point values assigned by such studies shall not necessarily be used as a basis for upgradings of any job classifications or salaries and shall be a subject for collective bargaining. Such funds shall be distributed in a manner to be determined by collective bargaining. All such wage inequities shall be eliminated by July 1, 1995.

(b) Upon the completion of the studies referred to in subdivisions (2) and (3) of subsection (a) of this section and the implementation of the results of such studies, collective bargaining negotiations concerning wage changes as a result of objective job evaluations shall commence not later than April 1, 1993. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of section 5-278, such negotiations shall be conducted between the employer, as defined in subsection (a) of section 5-270, and a coalition committee which represents all state employees who are members of any designated employee organization. The results of any such negotiations shall be implemented as of July 1, 1995. All wage inequities shall be deemed to have been eliminated upon the implementation of such results. Nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to affect any appeal related to any objective job evaluation studies previously taken or allowed or any litigation pending on June 25, 1991, or to prohibit the continued use of a point factor value system for the evaluation of newly created job classifications.

(P.A. 87-407, S. 1, 5; P.A. 91-321, S. 1, 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-4, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-12, S. 1, 3.)

History: P.A. 91-321 designated existing section as Subsec. (a), changed the date for the elimination of wage inequities from June 30, 1991, to June 30, 1993, and added Subsec. (b) re collective bargaining negotiations concerning wage changes as a result of objective job evaluations; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-4 extended the date by which wage inequities are required to be eliminated from June 30, 1993, to June 30, 1994, extended the date by which collective bargaining negotiations concerning wage changes are required to commence from July 1, 1992, to April 1, 1993, and extended the date by which results of such negotiations are required to be implemented from July 1, 1993, to July 1, 1994; P.A. 93-12, effective March 31, 1993, extended the date by which wage inequities are required to be eliminated from June 30, 1994, to July 1, 1995, and extended the date by which the results of negotiations concerning wage changes are required to be implemented from July 1, 1994, to July 1, 1995.

Sec. 5-200d. Automated personnel system. Section 5-200d is repealed, effective July 13, 2005.

(P.A. 92-165, S. 5, 32; P.A. 05-287, S. 57.)

Sec. 5-201. Employees’ Review Board. (a) There shall be an Employees’ Review Board consisting of seven members, at least one of whom shall be an attorney with experience in administrative or labor law. Each member first appointed on or after July 1, 1987, shall have substantial current experience as an impartial arbitrator of labor-management disputes. On or after January 1, 1980, the Governor shall appoint five persons to serve as members of the board for terms of three years from January 1, 1980, or until their successors are appointed. On or after January 1, 1983, and quadrennially thereafter, the Governor shall appoint five persons to serve as members of the board for terms of four years from the first day of January preceding such appointment or until their successors are appointed. On or after July 1, 1987, and quadrennially thereafter, the Governor shall appoint two persons to serve as members of the board for terms of four years from the first day of July preceding such appointment or until their successors are appointed. No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms. No member of the board shall be an employee of the state. The Governor shall designate one member of the board to serve as chairperson. The Governor shall fill any vacancy in the membership of the board for the unexpired portion of a term and may remove any member as provided in section 4-12. Each member of the board shall be paid at the prevailing rate as approved by the Commissioner of Administrative Services and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for each day of service in lieu of expenses and shall hold office until a successor is appointed. A quorum of the board shall consist of three members. The board shall be within the Department of Administrative Services for administrative purposes only.

(b) The board shall hear and act upon appeals filed with it in accordance with section 5-202. The board, or any three of its members designated by the board, may serve as a hearing panel and render a decision. The board or hearing panel shall have the power to administer oaths and affirmations, certify to all official acts, issue subpoenas and compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of records, papers and documents and to make investigations and hold hearings concerning any appeal presented to the board in accordance with this chapter or regulations issued pursuant thereto. Hearings shall be open to the public except that a hearing panel may conduct a closed hearing upon request of the aggrieved employee. The board shall adopt as a regulation, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, rules of procedure for hearings.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 10; P.A. 79-621, S. 6, 24; P.A. 87-456, S. 1, 6.)

History: P.A. 79-621 replaced personnel appeal board with employees’ review board, increased membership from five to nine, specified qualifications for members, revised appointment procedure, clarified powers and duties re hearings and placed board within department of administrative services for administrative purposes; P.A. 87-456 increased membership on the board from five to seven members, required members appointed after July 1, 1987, to have experience as an impartial arbitrator, limited members to no more than two consecutive terms, and provided that members shall be paid at the prevailing rate as determined by the commissioner of administrative services and the secretary of the office of policy and management.

See Sec. 4-38f for definition of “administrative purposes only”.

Cited. 170 C. 541; 231 C. 391; 239 C. 638; 240 C. 246.

Subsec. (b):

Cited. 177 C. 344.

Sec. 5-201a. Relation of Personnel Appeal Board to the department. Section 5-201a is repealed.

(P.A. 74-336, S. 2; P.A. 77-614, S. 109, 610; P.A. 81-472, S. 158, 159.)

Sec. 5-202. Individual and group appeals. (a) Any employee who is not included in any collective bargaining unit of state employees and who has achieved a permanent appointment as defined in subdivision (19) of section 5-196 may appeal to the Employees’ Review Board if such employee receives an unsatisfactory performance evaluation or is demoted, suspended or dismissed, or is aggrieved as a result of alleged discrimination, or unsafe or unhealthy working conditions or violations involving the interpretation and application of a specific state personnel statute, regulation or rule. Such employee must have complied with preliminary review procedures, except as otherwise provided in subsection (l) of this section. Such an appeal shall be submitted to the board not later than thirty days from the completion of the final level of the preliminary review procedure, provided the first level of the procedure shall have been initiated no later than thirty calendar days from the date of the alleged violation, except that in cases of dismissal, demotion or suspension the grievance must be submitted directly to the third level of the procedure and shall have been initiated no later than thirty calendar days from the effective date of such action.

(b) Any group of employees that is not included in any collective bargaining unit of state employees may file an appeal as a group directly with the Employees’ Review Board if such group of employees is laid off or dismissed, or is aggrieved as a result of alleged discrimination, or unsafe or unhealthy working conditions or violations involving the interpretation and application of a specific state personnel statute, regulation or rule, provided each member of such group (1) is appealing the same or a similar issue, as determined by the Employees’ Review Board, (2) is a permanent employee, as defined in subdivision (20) of section 5-196, and (3) has achieved a permanent appointment, as defined in subdivision (19) of section 5-196. Such an appeal shall be submitted to the board not later than thirty calendar days from the specific incident or effective date of action giving rise to such appeal.

(c) Upon receiving an appeal, the board shall assign a time and place for a hearing and shall give notice of such time and place to the parties concerned. The hearing panel shall not be bound by technical rules of evidence prevailing in the courts. If, after hearing, a majority of the hearing panel determines that the action appealed from was arbitrary or taken without reasonable cause, the appeal shall be sustained; otherwise, the appeal shall be denied. The hearing panel shall have the power to direct appropriate remedial action and shall do so after taking into consideration just and equitable relief to the employee or group of employees and the best interests and effectiveness of the state service. The hearing panel shall render a decision not later than sixty calendar days from the date of the conclusion of the hearing.

(d) The employee or group of employees in any such case shall be furnished, upon request, with a copy of the transcript of the proceedings before the board. The chairman of the board shall establish a fair and reasonable fee per page to be charged for such transcript which fee shall not exceed the fee per page for a transcript charged by court reporters for the judicial district of Hartford.

(e) Not later than ten days from the issuance date of a decision by a hearing panel sustaining an appeal, the appointing authority of the employee shall take such measures as are necessary to comply with the remedial action directed by the hearing panel.

(f) An employee or group of employees laid off or dismissed by reason of economy, lack of work, insufficient appropriation, change in departmental organization or abolition of position may file an appeal with the board only on the grounds that the order of layoff or dismissal has not been determined in accordance with the provisions of section 5-241, provided (1) such employee has initiated the third level of the preliminary review procedure not later than thirty calendar days from the effective date of such layoff or dismissal, or (2) such group of employees submits such appeal to the board not later than thirty calendar days from the effective date of the layoff or dismissal.

(g) All matters involving examination, including application rejection, type of examination or results, compensation for class or classes, establishment of a new class or classes, classification of a position, occupational group or career progression level, compliance with health and safety standards and the Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Act or alleged discrimination in cases where an appeal has been filed with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, shall not be appealable under this section.

(h) The first level of the preliminary review procedure preparatory to the filing of an appeal from an alleged grievable action under subsection (a) of this section other than dismissal, demotion or suspension shall be the aggrieved employee’s supervisor or department chief or other employee as designated by the employee’s appointing authority. Such aggrieved employee shall present the employee’s grievance in writing on a form developed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Employee Review Board which form shall contain a statement of the date the alleged violation occurred and the relief sought in answer to the grievance. The first level designee shall give said designee’s answer to such employee not later than seven calendar days from the date the grievance is submitted to said designee or not later than seven days from the date of a meeting convened for the purpose of reviewing the grievance, in which case such meeting shall be convened not later than seven calendar days from the date the grievance is submitted.

(i) The second level of the preliminary review procedure preparatory to the filing of an appeal from an alleged grievable action under subsection (a) of this section other than dismissal, demotion or suspension shall be the aggrieved employee’s appointing authority or designated representative. Such employee, upon receiving a response at the first level which the employee deems to be unsatisfactory, may proceed to this level by presenting the same form containing the first level answers not later than seven calendar days from the date the answer was given at the first level. The appointing authority or designated representative shall answer such employee not later than seven calendar days from the date the grievance is received or not later than seven calendar days from the date of a meeting convened for the purpose of reviewing such grievance, in which case such meeting shall be convened not later than seven calendar days from the date such grievance is received.

(j) The third level of the preliminary review procedure preparatory to the filing of an appeal from an alleged grievable action under subsection (a) of this section including dismissal, demotion or suspension shall be the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or the secretary’s designated representative. The employee, upon receiving a response at the second level which the employee deems to be unsatisfactory, may proceed to this level by presenting the same form containing the first and second level answers not later than seven calendar days from the date the answer was given at the second level, except in the case of a dismissal, demotion or suspension in which case such employee must present the form, completed but without answers at lower levels not later than thirty calendar days from the effective date of such action. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or the secretary’s designated representative shall reply to such employee not later than thirty calendar days from the date such grievance is received or not later than fifteen calendar days from the date of a meeting convened for the purpose of reviewing such grievance, in which case such meeting shall be convened not later than thirty calendar days from the date such grievance is received.

(k) Employees shall be entitled to have representation of their own choosing at any or all levels of the review or appeal procedure. No verbatim records shall be required in the preliminary procedure and no oaths or affirmations shall be administered.

(l) Any state officer or employee, as defined in section 4-141, or any appointing authority shall not take or threaten to take any personnel action against any state employee or group of state employees in retaliation for the filing of an appeal with the Employees’ Review Board or a grievance with any level of the preliminary review procedure pursuant to this section. An employee or group of employees alleging that such action has been threatened or taken may file an appeal directly with the board not later than thirty days from knowledge of the specific incident giving rise to such claim.

(m) Either the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or any employee or group of employees aggrieved by a decision of the Employees’ Review Board may appeal from such decision in accordance with section 4-183. The board may intervene as a party in any appeal of its decision. Any employee or group of employees who prevails in a decision of the Employees’ Review Board shall be entitled to recover court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees if such decision is appealed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and affirmed by the court in such appeal.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 11; 1969, P.A. 658, S. 1, 2; 1971, P.A. 98; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 67, 610; P.A. 78-280, S. 2, 5, 6, 127; P.A. 79-621, S. 7, 24; P.A. 80-57, S. 3; P.A. 86-51; P.A. 87-456, S. 2, 6; P.A. 88-230, S. 1, 12; P.A. 90-98, S. 1, 2; P.A. 92-165, S. 6, 32; P.A. 93-142, S. 4, 7, 8; P.A. 94-194; P.A. 95-220, S. 4–6; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1, S. 43, 121; P.A. 00-77, S. 3–5, 7; P.A. 04-118, S. 1.)

History: 1969 act amended Subsec. (a) by adding proviso that preliminary grievance procedures be initiated within 30 days of grievance occurrence and repealed Subsec. (g); 1971 act added new Subsec. (d) re transcripts and relettered remaining Subsecs. accordingly; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner and personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 78-280 replaced Hartford county with judicial district of Hartford-New Britain; P.A. 79-621 extensively revised appeal and preliminary procedures, providing for appeal to employees’ review board rather than personnel appeal board, omitting Subsec. (b) and relettering remaining Subsecs. accordingly and adding new Subsecs. (g) to (j), inclusive; P.A. 80-57 changed times for initiating third level of procedure in Subsec. (e) and for presenting completed form in Subsec. (i) from 10 to 21 days in both cases; P.A. 86-51 added Subsec. (k), protecting state employees and officers against retaliatory personnel action due to their filing of an appeal or grievance under this section; P.A. 87-456 amended Subsec. (a) to allow appeals to the board by an employee who receives an unsatisfactory performance evaluation, and added Subsec. (l) allowing aggrieved parties to appeal in accordance with Sec. 4-183 and providing for the recovery of court costs and attorney’s fees; P.A. 88-230 replaced “judicial district of Hartford-New Britain” with “judicial district of Hartford”, effective September 1, 1991; P.A. 90-98 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1991, to September 1, 1993; P.A. 92-165 added “occupational group or career progression level” to Subsec. (f); P.A. 93-142 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1993, to September 1, 1996, effective June 14, 1993; P.A. 94-194 in Subsec. (a) added a reference to “rule”, to indicate a specific application to a statute or regulation, changed from “ten” to “thirty” the number of days of the completion of the final level of the preliminary review procedure, increased from “twenty-one” to “thirty” the times for initiating third level of procedure in Subsec. (e) and for presenting completed form in Subsec. (i), in Subsec. (f) made a reference to “classification of a position”, made a reference in Subsec. (l) to the “commissioner of administrative services” in lieu of “the state”, and allowed the board to intervene as a party in any appeal of its decisions (Revisor’s note: An obsolete reference in Subsec. (f) to “Human Rights Commission” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities”); P.A. 95-220 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1996, to September 1, 1998, effective July 1, 1995; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1 made a technical change in Subsec. (a) by correcting a statutory reference, effective June 24, 1998; P.A. 00-77 amended Subsecs. (g), (i) and (l) by substituting the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for the Commissioner of Administrative Services and made technical changes in Subsecs. (g) and (i), effective May 16, 2000; P.A. 04-118 added new Subsec. (b) to allow group appeals by certain nonunionized state employees aggrieved by same or similar issue, redesignated existing Subsecs. (b) to (l), inclusive, as Subsecs. (c) to (m), inclusive, amended Subsecs. (c), (d), (f), (l) and (m) to make procedures for group appeals consistent with procedures for individual appeals and made technical changes throughout.

Cited. 176 C. 1; 202 C. 670; 231 C. 391; 239 C. 638; 240 C. 246.

Cited. 31 CS 186; 36 CS 297.

Subsec. (a):

Cited. 170 C. 541; 186 C. 198. Disparate treatment of managerial employees and employees subject to collective bargaining is not a form of discrimination within review board’s jurisdiction under section. 226 C. 670.

Subsec. (c):

State employee cannot be dismissed arbitrarily or without reasonable cause. 170 C. 668. Order conditioning reinstatement on physician’s favorable report determined to be “appropriate remedial action”. 174 C. 519.

Hearing panel’s decision not invalid because untimely. 30 CS 333. Cited. 35 CS 45.

Subsec. (f):

Cited. 226 C. 670. P.A. 94-194 cited. 239 C. 638. P.A. 94-194 clarified existing law and necessarily has retroactive effect. Id.

Subsec. (g):

Cited. 226 C. 670.

Subsec. (h):

Cited. 226 C. 670.

Subsec. (i):

Cited. 226 C. 670.

Subsec. (l):

Cited. 226 C. 670.

Sec. 5-203. Reports to Commissioner of Administrative Services of personnel changes. Each appointment, transfer, promotion, demotion, dismissal, vacancy, change of salary rate, leave of absence, absence from duty or other temporary or permanent change in the status of any employee in the classified service shall be reported to the Commissioner of Administrative Services at such time, in such form and together with such supporting or other pertinent information as he prescribes.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 12; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610.)

History: P.A. 77-614 substituted commissioner of administrative services for personnel commissioner.

Cited. 175 C. 127; 240 C. 246.

Sec. 5-204. Report to Governor. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall compile currently and submit a report to the Governor, as provided in section 4-60, giving information as to the number of state employees, the number of employees in the classified service, salary expenditures, employee turnover and any other matters pertinent to personnel administration.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 13; P.A. 77-614, S. 110, 610.)

History: P.A. 77-614 substituted commissioner of administrative services for personnel commissioner and deleted sentence concerning filing report copy with personnel policy board.

Cited. 240 C. 246.

Sec. 5-205. Administration of oaths, issuance of subpoenas. Section 5-205 is repealed.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 14; P.A. 77-614, S. 67, 610; P.A. 79-621, S. 23, 24.)

Sec. 5-206. Position classifications. (a) Position classifications established by the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall be listed in the appropriate records and publications of the Department of Administrative Services in accordance with the following descriptive items: (1) The title and code given to the class; (2) the pay grade for the class; (3) a statement of the duties and responsibilities exercised by those employees holding positions allocated to the class, illustrated, when practicable, by examples of typical tasks; and (4) the minimum desirable qualifications required by an incumbent for the satisfactory performance of such duties and the satisfactory discharge of such responsibilities.

(b) In establishing new position classifications, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall make a study of the schedules of compensation established for positions similar as to duties, responsibilities and qualifications in the state service, of the rates of compensation paid for similar services elsewhere and of any other pertinent information and data.

(c) The Commissioner of Administrative Services periodically shall review the work performed by employees in the classified service and shall issue such orders as are necessary to have such employees assigned to work in accordance with the classifications of their positions or to have their classifications changed to comply with their work, provided any employee, whose classification, status or compensation is affected, shall be given reasonable opportunity to be heard prior to the issuance of any such order.

(d) In no event shall the personnel classification of “auditor” be used in reference to personnel of any agency other than the Auditors of Public Accounts or the term “auditor’s report” be used in reference to the reports of such personnel except that employees performing auditing functions for agencies other than the Auditors of Public Accounts may be so designated if the personnel classifications to which they are assigned are clearly distinguished from those of the Auditors of Public Accounts.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 15; 1971, P.A. 491; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 67, 610; P.A. 78-206.)

History: 1971 act added Subsec. (d) re use of terms “auditor” and “auditor’s”; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner and personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services and personnel department with department of administrative services; P.A. 78-206 amended Subsec. (d) by adding exception to provisions.

Cited. 240 C. 246.

Subsec. (c):

Cited. 239 C. 638.

Sec. 5-206a. Establishment of position classification series for marital and family therapists. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall establish a job classification series for marital and family therapists licensed under chapter 383a and professional counselors licensed under chapter 383c.

(P.A. 03-64, S. 1.)

Sec. 5-207. Use of classification titles and codes. The classification titles or codes of positions in the classified service shall be used in all records and communications of the Office of Policy and Management, the Department of Administrative Services, the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer, in all estimates submitted to the General Assembly or Office of Policy and Management requesting the appropriation of money to pay for personal services, in documents or accounts relating to allotments and in all vouchers or payrolls relating to obligations for personal services.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 16; P.A. 73-679, S. 25, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 38, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 36, 610.)

History: P.A. 73-679 replaced budget division with planning and budgeting division of the department of finance and control; P.A. 75-537 changed division name to budget and management division; P.A. 77-614 replaced finance and control department and its budget and management division with the office of policy and management and replaced personnel department with department of administrative services.

Cited. 240 C. 246.

Sec. 5-208. Compensation schedules. (a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall establish compensation schedules or plans. For employees who are not members of any collective bargaining unit subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management such schedules or plans shall consist of sufficient salary grades to provide compensation rates determined to be necessary or desirable for all classes assigned to each compensation schedule.

(b) When the compensation of a class is raised, the salary of each incumbent in such class who is not a member of any collective bargaining unit shall be increased by an amount at least equal to one step or five per cent, whichever is less, in the higher salary grade, except managerial employees’ salaries shall be increased by an amount equal to five per cent.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 17; P.A. 77-614, S. 67, 610; P.A. 78-231, S. 2, 10; P.A. 79-621, S. 8, 24.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 78-231 allowed minimum and maximum salaries for managerial employees in Subsec. (a) and provided for increases of at least 5% for managerial employees in Subsec. (b) and added Subsec. (c) re approval of compensation schedules; P.A. 79-621 revised Subsecs. (a) and (b) to apply to schedules for employees not covered under collective bargaining and omitted Subsec. (c), incorporating approval provisions in Subsec. (a).

Cited. 240 C. 246.

Sec. 5-208a. Compensation by more than one agency restricted. Multiple job assignments within same agency restricted. No state employee shall be compensated for services rendered to more than one state agency during a biweekly pay period unless the appointing authority of each agency or his designee certifies that the duties performed are outside the responsibility of the agency of principal employment, that the hours worked at each agency are documented and reviewed to preclude duplicate payment and that no conflicts of interest exist between services performed. No state employee who holds multiple job assignments within the same state agency shall be compensated for services rendered to such agency during a biweekly pay period unless the appointing authority of such agency or his designee certifies that the duties performed are not in conflict with the employee’s primary responsibility to the agency, that the hours worked on each assignment are documented and reviewed to preclude duplicate payment, and that there is no conflict of interest between the services performed.

(P.A. 80-278; P.A. 87-253, S. 3.)

History: P.A. 87-253 established restrictions for state employees who hold more than one job assignment from the same state agency, and removed retirement credit restrictions on employees working for more than one state agency, in accordance with the provisions of the state employees retirement act.

Sec. 5-209. Compensation for performance of duties of higher job classification. Any state employee, except an employee who has been designated managerial, who is assigned, by the employee’s appointing authority, duties and responsibilities of a job classification higher than the class in which the employee is placed, which assignment has been approved by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, and who works in such assignment on a continuous basis for a period of more than sixty working days, shall be compensated for such time in excess of sixty days at a rate in the higher class which shall not be less than one step in that class above the employee’s existing rate of pay. Service in a higher classification under this section shall not constitute permanent status in such class.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 18; P.A. 73-225; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610; P.A. 78-231, S. 3, 10; P.A. 00-68, S. 7.)

History: P.A. 73-225 reworded section to require personnel commissioner’s approval for assignment rather than approval for payment at higher classification; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 78-231 excluded managerial employees from provisions of section and replaced commissioner with director of personnel and labor relations; P.A. 00-68 substituted “Commissioner of Administrative Services” for “Director of Personnel and Labor Relations” and made technical changes for the purpose of gender neutrality.

Cited. 175 C. 127.

Sec. 5-209a. General worker. Work experience credit for out-of-class work. (a) Any person who is employed in state service as a general worker for program support or technical services, as determined by the Department of Administrative Services at the time of such employment, shall be credited with work experience equal to any time such person worked out of class performing work relevant to any full-time position in the state service for which such person subsequently applies.

(b) Any person who contests the amount of work experience for which such person is credited by a state agency pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be entitled to a hearing before a hearing officer of such agency. Such person may appeal any determination made by the hearing officer to the commissioner or other head of such agency. This subsection shall be governed by the provisions of chapter 54.

(P.A. 05-17, S. 1.)

History: P.A. 05-17 effective May 4, 2005.

Sec. 5-210. Annual salary increases; lump-sum payments; state incentive plans for managerial or confidential employees. The Commissioner of Administrative Services may establish one or more state incentive plans for employees whose positions have been designated managerial or confidential. Annual salary increases or lump-sum payments for employees whose positions have been designated managerial or confidential may be based on annual performance appraisals made by agency heads or their designees in accordance with state incentive plans approved by the Commissioner of Administrative Services. Such salary increases shall be in accordance with the provisions of the compensation schedule then in effect. Such employees shall receive an increase for “good” performance up to the position rate.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 19; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610; P.A. 78-231, S. 4, 10; P.A. 79-121, S. 1, 2; P.A. 81-457, S. 5; P.A. 85-510, S. 31, 35; P.A. 93-80, S. 55, 67.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 78-231 replaced commissioner of administrative services with director of personnel and labor relations and added Subsec. (d) re increases for managerial employees; P.A. 79-121 changed Subsec. (d) to include considerations of management incentive programs in determining managerial pay increases and permitting increases of 3.5% for “good” performance in absence of such program; P.A. 81-457 amended Subsec. (d) to permit annual increases in the form of lump sum payments, and to provide the commissioner of administrative services with greater controls over management incentive program plans; P.A. 85-510 amended Subsec. (d) to authorize the commissioner of administrative services to establish one or more state incentive plans for managerial or confidential employees; to delete provision that annual salary increases for managerial employees shall be based on annual performance appraisals made in accordance with state agency management incentive program plans, substituting provision that annual salary increases or lump-sum payments for managerial or confidential employees may be based on annual performance appraisals made in accordance with state incentive plans and to delete provisions specifying that employees eligible for annual increase July first who received annual increment January first shall be granted prorated increase effective July first, annual salary increase shall become effective on first day of payroll period which includes anniversary date of July first, increases greater than 3.5% up to position rate and any increases above position rate may take the form of lump-sum payments or salary increases, commissioner of administrative services may require reports and review administration of management incentive plans, disallow payments that do not conform to plans and withdraw approval of plans and, in the absence of a state agency plan approved by said commissioner, managerial employees shall receive annual increases of 3.5% up to the position rate for the salary range for such employees class for “good” performance; P.A. 93-80 repealed Subsec. (a) re annual one-step salary increase for a permanent employee in the classified service who has 9 months’ service or more, repealed Subsec. (b) re determination of anniversary dates for permanent employees; repealed Subsec. (c) which had prohibited employee from receiving annual salary increase if a service rating less than “good” was filed with director of personnel and labor relations by the employee’s appointing authority during any part of the 12-month period immediately preceding employee’s anniversary date, removed Subsec. (d) designator and made technical change to remaining provisions, effective January 1, 1994.

See Sec. 5-212 re maximum annual salary increases and lump-sum payments.

Secs. 5-210a, 5-210b and 5-211. Employee anniversary dates for fiscal 1975-76. Payment of partial increments for fiscal 1975-76. Meritorious service award; exceptions. Sections 5-210a, 5-210b and 5-211 are repealed.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 20; 1969, P.A. 658, S. 4; 1971, P.A. 289; 1972, P.A. 93, S. 1; P.A. 73-616, S. 50, 67; 73-679, S. 26, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 39, 55; 75-567, S. 20, 80; 75-581, S. 2, 6; P.A. 77-3, S. 1, 2; 77-614, S. 19, 67, 610; P.A. 78-231, S. 5, 10; P.A. 80-57, S. 4; P.A. 81-457, S. 13.)

Sec. 5-212. Salary not to exceed salary range. No portion of an annual salary increase under section 5-210 shall be given which will result in a salary in excess of the salary range established for the employee’s class of position. The amount of any lump-sum payments made in accordance with the provisions of section 5-210 shall not be deemed an increase in salary.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 21; P.A. 81-457, S. 6; P.A. 03-19, S. 12.)

History: P.A. 81-457 required that no salary increase shall result in a salary which exceeds the established salary range, excluded lump sum payments made under Sec. 5-210(d) from consideration as salary increases and deleted reference to awards for outstandingly meritorious service; P.A. 03-19 made a technical change, effective May 12, 2003.

Sec. 5-212a. Compensation schedules adjustments. Section 5-212a is repealed.

(1972, P.A. 226; September, 1972, P.A. 2, S. 1; P.A. 76-435, S. 65, 82.)

Sec. 5-213. Termination of longevity payments to employees not included in any collective bargaining unit. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 5-212, each employee in the state service who has completed not less than ten years of state service and who is not included in any collective bargaining unit, except those employees whose compensation is prescribed by statute, shall receive a lump-sum longevity payment on the last regular pay day of April 2013, based on service completed as of the first day of September 2011, determined in accordance with the longevity rate schedule established for the employee’s class of position by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, except that a retired employee who retired between October 1, 2012, and March 31, 2013, inclusive, shall receive, in the month immediately following retirement, a prorated payment based on the proportion of the six-month period served prior to the effective date of the employee’s retirement.

(b) No longevity payment shall be made to any employee in the state service who is not included in any collective bargaining unit, except those employees whose compensation is prescribed by statute, for service completed on or after April 1, 2013.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 22; 1969, P.A. 658, S. 5; P.A. 74-138, S. 1, 2; P.A. 78-231, S. 6, 10; 78-240, S. 2; 78-303, S. 85, 136; P.A. 79-621, S. 9, 24; P.A. 80-483, S. 15, 186; P.A. 81-457, S. 7; P.A. 82-388, S. 1, 3; P.A. 89-34, S. 1, 5; P.A. 90-230, S. 11, 101; P.A. 00-68, S. 8; P.A. 04-219, S. 4; P.A. 11-51, S. 134; Dec. Sp. Sess. P.A. 12-1, S. 32.)

History: 1969 act added Subsec. (c) re part-time, seasonal or intermittent service; P.A. 74-138 provided for prorated payment for recently retired employees in Subsec. (b) and removed similar provision from Subsec. (c); P.A. 78-231 included managerial employees in provision for longevity payments, effective October 1, 1983; P.A. 78-240 added Subsec. (d) re employees of radiological maintenance and calibration facility; P.A. 78-303 authorized substitution of commissioner of administrative services for commissioner of personnel and administration in Subsec. (d); P.A. 79-621 specified applicability of provisions to those not covered by collective bargaining in Subsec. (a), deleted references to determination of payment as percentage of salary increase in Subdivs. (1) to (4), inclusive, replacing such references with determination according to rate schedules established by administrative services commissioner or director of personnel and labor relations and including provisions for managerial employees; P.A. 80-483 made technical changes; P.A. 81-457 amended Subsec. (a) to allow for the continuance of longevity payments to managerial employees, which had been scheduled for termination as of October 1, 1983; P.A. 82-388 amended Subsec. (b) to specify that the longevity payments shall be made on the first regular payday following April 23 and October 24 of each year; P.A. 89-34 substituted “last regular pay day in April and October” for “April 23 and October 24” and provided that retired employees shall receive their payments in the month following retirement instead of on the first regular pay day following the twenty-fourth of such month; P.A. 90-230 corrected a reference to the director of emergency management in Subsec. (d); P.A. 00-68 amended Subsec. (a)(3) to substitute “Commissioner of Administrative Services” for “Director of Personnel and Labor Relations” and “the employee’s” for “his”; P.A. 04-219 amended Subsec. (d) to substitute Commissioner of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for Director of Emergency Management, effective January 1, 2005; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Emergency Management and Homeland Security” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection” in Subsec. (d), effective July 1, 2011; Dec. Sp. Sess. P.A. 12-1 replaced former provisions with new Subsecs. (a) and (b) re termination of longevity payments to employees who are not included in any collective bargaining unit, effective December 21, 2012.

Statute cannot be construed as prohibiting a retiree from receiving more than two longevity payments in last year of state service prior to retirement. Plaintiffs were entitled to have their final, prorated longevity payments added directly to their final year salaries in the calculation of their base salaries. 284 C. 149.

Secs. 5-213a and 5-213b. Salary increase for managerial employees in lieu of longevity payments. Conferring of benefits upon managerial or confidential employees and appointed officials not included in collective bargaining units. Sections 5-213a and 5-213b are repealed.

(P.A. 78-231, S. 7, 10; 78-367, S. 2, 3; P.A. 79-621, S. 23, 24; P.A. 81-457, S. 13.)

Sec. 5-213c. Salary increase upon termination of longevity payments to employees not included in any collective bargaining unit. Effective the first pay period after July 1, 2013, the annual salary of any employee in state service who is not included in any collective bargaining unit, except those employees whose compensation is prescribed by statute, who received a longevity payment in April 2011, shall be increased by the annualized amount of the longevity payment paid on the last regular pay day of April 2013.

(Dec. Sp. Sess. P.A. 12-1, S. 37.)

History: Dec. Sp. Sess. P.A. 12-1 effective December 21, 2012.

Sec. 5-214. Creation of new positions and filling of vacancies subject to certification by Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or designee. Except in emergencies, natural disasters or for the purpose of qualifying for federal funding, no new position shall be created and no vacancies shall be filled in the classified service until the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management has certified to the appointing authority that the position is necessary for carrying on the work of the state in an efficient and business-like manner and any necessary appropriation therefor has been made. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may delegate his duties under this section to the Commissioner of Administrative Services.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 23; P.A. 73-679, S. 27, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 40, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 37, 610.)

History: P.A. 73-679 replaced budget director with managing director of planning and budgeting division of department of finance and control and included deputy commissioner of finance and control and personnel commissioner as delegates of finance and control commissioner; P.A. 75-537 changed division name to budget and management division; P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner of finance and control with secretary of the office of policy and management, deleted reference to deputy commissioner of finance and control and managing director and replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services, and provided exception concerning new positions sought in emergencies, natural disasters and qualifying for federal funds.

Cited. 175 C. 127.

Sec. 5-215. Study of need for existing positions. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall study and investigate the need for existing positions in the classified service and may cancel unfilled positions which are not needed in carrying on the work of the state.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 24; P.A. 73-679, S. 28, 43; P.A. 75-537, S. 41, 55; P.A. 77-614, S. 40, 610.)

History: P.A. 73-679 replaced budget director with managing director, planning and budgeting division, department of finance and control or his designee; P.A. 75-537 changed division name to budget and management division and deleted reference to designee; P.A. 77-614 replaced managing director with secretary of the office of policy and management, gave secretary power to cancel unfilled positions and deleted duties of personnel commissioner.

Sec. 5-215a. Filling of vacancies from candidate lists. When a vacancy in any permanent position in the classified service is to be filled, the appointing authority shall request the Commissioner of Administrative Services to provide a candidate list. The candidate list certified by the commissioner shall contain the final earned rating of each candidate. The appointing authority shall fill the vacant position by selecting any candidate on the candidate list. In the event that fewer than five names are available on the candidate list to fill a position, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may authorize a new examination based on documented need. The appointing authority may fill the position from either the new or original candidate list in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(P.A. 92-165, S. 7, 32; P.A. 93-274, S. 1, 7; P.A. 96-168, S. 4, 34.)

History: P.A. 93-274 authorized commissioner to certify additional intervals of a candidate list when less than five names are available in the two highest intervals on a candidate list, to readminister an examination when fewer than five names are available on the candidate list, and for multiple phase examinations, to allow the candidate list certified to include the names of all candidates who have passed each phase of the examination, effective June 30, 1993; P.A. 96-168 deleted restrictions on the selection of candidates to fill vacant positions, effective July 1, 1996.

Sec. 5-216. Establishment of candidate lists. Continuous recruitment. (a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall hold examinations for the purpose of establishing candidate lists for the various classes of positions in the classified service. Such examinations may be held on a continuous basis or at such time or times as the commissioner deems necessary to supply the needs of the state service. In establishing any candidate list following examinations, the commissioner shall place on the list, in the order of their ratings, the names of persons who show they possess the qualifications which entitle them to be considered eligible for appointment when a vacancy occurs in any position allocated to the class for which such examination is held or for which such candidate list is held to be appropriate. Such ratings may take such form as the commissioner deems appropriate to describe the performance of any candidate on any examination.

(b) Where the needs of the service indicate that continuous recruitment is justified, the commissioner may defer announcing a closing date for filing applications for the necessary examination. Announcements of such examinations shall specify that recruitment is continuous and that applications may be filed until further notice. Such examination may be graded on a pass-fail basis in order to expedite certification and appointment.

(c) The commissioner may consolidate, continue or cancel candidate lists and may remove names from such lists for good cause. The commissioner may apply an examination score from one examination to the candidate list established for another examination, provided such examinations are the same or equivalent forms of the same examination, such provision is publicized on appropriate examination notices and the candidate satisfies all other statutory requirements.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 25; 1969, P.A. 658, S. 6; P.A. 73-213; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 111, 610; P.A. 79-621, S. 10, 24; P.A. 81-28, S. 1, 4; P.A. 92-165, S. 8, 32; P.A. 96-168, S. 5, 34.)

History: 1969 act amended Subsec. (b) to require approval of personnel policy board for deferral of closing date, deleted provision for consolidation of periodic employment lists and provided pass-fail basis for continuous recruitment examinations; P.A. 73-213 amended Subsec. (d) re twice failing to respond to notification of position opening; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services and removed from Subsec. (b) requirement that personnel policy board approve deferral of closing date; P.A. 79-621 left ratings format at commissioner’s discretion; P.A. 81-28 made grading of examination on pass-fail basis optional rather than mandatory and deleted provision which stated that all candidates who pass are immediately eligible for certification and appointment in Subsec. (b); P.A. 92-165 changed “employment lists” to “candidate lists”, provided that examinations may be held on a continuous basis or at such time or times as the commissioner deems necessary, changed “test” to “examination”, deleted Subsec. (d) re waiver of appointment and made technical changes; P.A. 96-168 amended Subsec. (c) to permit the commissioner to apply examination scores from one list to another examination under certain circumstances, effective July 1, 1996.

Sec. 5-217. Effective period of candidate lists. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall specify, at the time any candidate list is promulgated, the period during which such list shall remain in force. In no case shall a candidate list remain in force for a period of less than six months or more than one year, unless the period is extended by the commissioner for a period not to exceed an additional two years, except for candidate lists for continuous recruitment examinations, which may be extended by the commissioner for a period not to exceed five years.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 26; P.A. 77-614, S. 112, 610; P.A. 92-165, S. 9, 32; P.A. 96-168, S. 6, 34.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services and deleted requirement for personnel policy board approval to extend the time list is in effect; P.A. 92-165 changed “employment list” to “candidate list”; P.A. 96-168 permitted the commissioner to extend continuous recruitment examinations for a period not to exceed five years, effective July 1, 1996.

Sec. 5-218. Examinations; notices. (a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall prepare lists of preliminary requirements and subjects of examination for positions in the classified service and publicize each such examination in such manner as the nature of the examination requires, including posting examination notices in state agencies in locations accessible to state employees at least two weeks prior to the application closing date. All competitive examinations shall be held at such times and places as in the judgment of the Commissioner of Administrative Services most nearly meet the convenience of applicants and needs of the service.

(b) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall give public notice of such examinations for positions in the classified service at least two weeks in advance by posting, or causing to be posted, an appropriate notice on the bulletin board maintained in or near the quarters of the Department of Administrative Services and on the Internet web site of the department and by submitting the notice to the director of the state employment service. Such notice shall set forth the time, place and general scope of the examination and shall contain appropriate information concerning the duties, work location, conditions, salary and requirements of the positions, and the examination procedures, including one arrangement of the weights to be given for the weighted parts of the examination if applicable, provided once such notice has been given, the weights established in the notice for the weighted parts of the examination shall not be altered in any manner.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 27; 1969, P.A. 658, S. 7; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610; P.A. 82-212, S. 2; P.A. 96-168, S. 7, 34; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7, S. 162.)

History: 1969 act substituted “congressional district” for “county” in Subsec. (b); P.A. 77-614 substituted commissioner and department of administrative services for personnel commissioner and department; P.A. 82-212 amended Subsec. (b) to provide that once notice has been given as to the relative weights assigned to each part of the examination, the weights shall not be altered or adjusted; P.A. 96-168 amended Subsec. (a) by making technical changes and permitting the publicizing of examination notices by posting them in accessible locations in state agencies two weeks before the closing date, effective July 1, 1996; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7 amended Subsec. (b) to replace requirement that notice of examinations be advertised once in at least 1 newspaper published in each congressional district with requirement that notice of examinations be posted on the Internet web site of department, effective October 5, 2009.

Sec. 5-219. Character of examinations. Qualifications for admission. Examinations shall be in such form and of such character and shall relate to such matters as will fairly test and determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of the persons tested to perform the duties of the class or position to which they seek appointment. Examinations shall be formulated in cooperation with agencies appointing specific classes of employees and shall be competitive, free and, except as otherwise expressly provided by statute, open to all persons who may be lawfully appointed to any position in the class for which examinations are held, with such limitations as to age, residence, health, habits, character, sex and qualifications as are considered desirable by the Commissioner of Administrative Services and as are specified in the public announcement of the examination, provided no such limitation shall be made as to age or sex except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification or need. Formal education requirements may be considered as a condition for the taking of such examinations. Possession of a professional license or degree, or satisfactory completion of an accreditation, certificate or licensure program may serve as the sole basis for appointment, provided such credentials are a mandatory requirement for employment in a position. Examinations may take the form of written or oral tests, demonstration of skill or physical ability, experience and training evaluation, or in the case of promotional examinations, evaluation of prior performance, or any other assessment device or technique deemed appropriate to measure the knowledge, skills or abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the job. All persons competing for placement on any one candidate list shall be administered the same or equivalent forms of the same examination or examination phases, except as necessary to comply with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and section 4-61nn, and be required to achieve passing scores on each successive phase and for the examination as a whole in order to remain in competition. The provisions of this section shall be the sole determinant for qualification and no other examination shall be permitted by any agency head to further qualify persons seeking appointment except as authorized by the commissioner.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 28; P.A. 73-184; P.A. 74-166, S. 1, 3; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 521, 610; P.A. 79-183, S. 2; 79-560, S. 3, 39; 79-621, S. 11, 24; P.A. 83-57; P.A. 92-165, S. 10, 32; P.A. 93-274, S. 2, 7; P.A. 96-168, S. 8, 34; P.A. 98-205, S. 3.)

History: P.A. 73-184 forbade use of other examinations and devices to further qualify applicants for positions; P.A. 74-166 deleted citizenship requirement for examinations; P.A. 77-614 substituted commissioner of administrative services for personnel commissioner and, effective January 1, 1979, department of human resources for welfare department; P.A. 79-183 required consideration of volunteer service in establishing qualifications for test eligibility; P.A. 79-560 included income maintenance department in provision re commissioner’s establishment of educational requirements; P.A. 79-621 deleted proviso re requirements for positions in human resources and income maintenance departments and added provisions re form and contents of tests; P.A. 83-57 provided that positions subject to accreditation and professional requirements may have formal education requirements established as a prerequisite to taking an examination for any such position; P.A. 92-165 changed “test” to “examination” and “employment list” to “candidate list”, deleted language prohibiting establishment of formal education requirements, added provision allowing consideration of formal education requirements as a condition for taking examinations, and added provision re completion of accreditation, certificate or licensure program as the sole basis for appointment; P.A. 93-274 authorized the modification of state examinations to accommodate candidates with disabilities in order to comply with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, effective June 30, 1993; P.A. 96-168 eliminated provision for consideration of volunteer experience and made technical changes in terminology, effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 98-205 added reference to Sec. 4-61nn.

Cited. 174 C. 606.

Sec. 5-219a. Volunteer experience considered. Analysis of personnel hirings. (a) It shall be the policy of all state agencies to consider volunteer experience as partial fulfillment of training and experience requirements for state employment. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to implement such policy.

(b) Each state agency shall include an analysis of personnel hirings for the preceding year in its annual report to the Governor. Such report shall indicate the extent to which volunteer experience was taken into account in determining the qualifications of applicants for state employment.

(P.A. 79-183, S. 1.)

See Sec. 4-61ii et seq. re volunteers in state government.

See Sec. 4-61mm re annual evaluation of volunteer program.

Sec. 5-220. Conduct of examinations. (a) Examinations shall be conducted by the Commissioner of Administrative Services or under his direction by an authorized agent. In giving examinations for positions in the classified service, the commissioner may obtain the assistance of persons not on the regular staff of the Department of Administrative Services, either within or without the classified service. When such persons are in the state service, it shall be deemed a part of their official duty to act as examiners without extra compensation.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter to the contrary, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may fully or partially delegate to the heads of state agencies the authority to administer promotional programs for positions in state service subject to post audit by the Department of Administrative Services. The delegation plan shall be approved by said commissioner, shall provide for consideration of all eligible persons and shall include adequate notice of the vacancy or vacancies to all potentially eligible employees, the procedures for application and methods to be used to evaluate the qualifications of eligible persons.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 29; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610; P.A. 79-621, S. 12, 24; P.A. 81-288, S. 1, 2; P.A. 96-168, S. 9, 34.)

History: P.A. 77-614 substituted commissioner and department of administrative services for personnel commissioner and department; P.A. 79-621 added Subsec. (b) re administration of examinations by agency heads; P.A. 81-288 specified applicability of Subsec. (b) to promotional examinations “for positions in state service”; P.A. 96-168 amended Subsec. (b) to authorize the delegation of promotional programs rather than promotional examinations and changed the phrase to “determine the ratings” to “evaluate the qualifications”, effective July 1, 1996.

Sec. 5-221. Rejection of applicants. (a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services may reject the application of any person for admission to an examination for establishing a candidate list for the classified service, or refuse to examine any applicant for such service, who has been found to lack any of the established qualifications for the position for which he applies or for which he has been examined or who is physically or medically unfit to perform effectively the duties of the position in which he seeks employment or who is addicted to the habitual use of drugs or intoxicating liquors or who has been dismissed from the public service for delinquency, incompetency, misconduct or neglect of duty, or who has made a false statement of any material fact or practiced or attempted to practice any deception or fraud in his application, in his examination or in securing his eligibility or appointment.

(b) The commissioner may establish reasonable procedures concerning investigation of the character, reputation, experience and training of applicants.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 30; P.A. 73-347, S. 2, 7; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610; P.A. 92-165, S. 11, 32.)

History: P.A. 73-347 prohibited rejection of application or exclusion from test because person found guilty of crime, such ground for exclusion or rejection having been previously permissible; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 92-165 changed “test” to “examination” and “employment list” to “candidate list” and deleted language concerning refusal to certify the name of an eligible.

Sec. 5-221a. Appeal from rejection of application for admission to examination. Within ten days of the receipt by an applicant for employment or an employee in the classified service of a notice of rejection of his application for admission to an examination held for the purpose of establishing a candidate list for any position in the classified service, such applicant or employee may appeal such rejection in writing to the Commissioner of Administrative Services, providing supplementary information on qualifications as may be necessary, and may request a hearing to review such rejection. The commissioner shall appoint an independent human resource professional to render a final decision on the applicant’s or employee’s appeal within thirty days thereafter.

(1969, P.A. 658, S. 3; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610; P.A. 92-165, S. 12, 32; P.A. 96-168, S. 10, 34.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 92-165 changed “employment list” to “candidate list” and made technical changes; P.A. 96-168 provided for appeal within ten days rather than seven days of receipt of rejection notice, required that appeals be in writing and specified the information the appellant should provide, permitted the appellant to request a hearing and eliminated the panel of personnel officers from state agencies, substituting an independent human resource professional as the decision-making body, effective July 1, 1996.

Sec. 5-222. Unassembled examinations for certain professional positions. Regulations. Section 5-222 is repealed.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 31; 1969, P.A. 658, S. 8; P.A. 77-368, S. 1; 77-614, S. 67, 610; P.A. 79-621, S. 23, 24.)

Sec. 5-223. Rating of examinations. The final earned rating of each person who competes in and passes each phase of any examination shall be determined by the weighted average of the earned ratings on all phases of the examination, according to weights for each phase established by the Commissioner of Administrative Services in advance of the giving of the examination and published as a part of the announcement of the examination.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 32; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610; P.A. 79-621, S. 13, 24; P.A. 92-165, S. 13, 32.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 79-621 replaced “competing in any test” with “who competes in and passes each phase of any test”; P.A. 92-165 changed “test” to “examination”.

Sec. 5-224. Credit for military service on examinations held for original appointments. Any veteran who served in time of war, if such veteran is not eligible for disability compensation or pension from the United States through the Veterans’ Administration, or the spouse of such veteran who by reason of such veteran’s disability is unable to pursue gainful employment, or the unmarried surviving spouse of such veteran, and if such person has attained at least the minimum earned rating on any examination held for an original appointment for the purpose of establishing a candidate list to fill a vacancy in accordance with subsection (d) of section 5-228, shall have five points added to his or her earned rating. Any such veteran, or the spouse of such veteran who by reason of such veteran’s disability is unable to pursue gainful employment, or the unmarried surviving spouse of such veteran, if such person is eligible for such disability compensation or pension and if he or she has attained at least the minimum earned rating on any such examination held for an original appointment for the purpose of establishing a candidate list to fill a vacancy in accordance with subsection (d) of section 5-228, shall have ten points added to his or her earned rating. Any person who has been honorably discharged from or released under honorable conditions from active service in the armed forces of the United States, and who has served in a military action for which such person received or was entitled to receive a campaign badge or expeditionary medal, shall have five points added to his or her earned rating if such person has attained at least the minimum earned rating on any such examination held for an original appointment for the purpose of establishing a candidate list to fill a vacancy in accordance with subsection (d) of section 5-228 and such person is not otherwise eligible to receive additional points pursuant to this section. Names of any such persons shall be placed upon the candidate lists in the order of such augmented ratings. Credits shall be based upon examinations with a possible rating of one hundred points.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 33; P.A. 75-204; P.A. 87-155, S. 2; P.A. 92-165, S. 14, 32.)

History: P.A. 75-204 changed language to refer to both male and female veterans and replaced “wife” and “widow” with “spouse” and “surviving spouse”; P.A. 87-155 required the addition of five points to the earned rating of any person honorably discharged from active service in the U.S. armed forces who has received a campaign badge or expeditionary medal; P.A. 92-165 changed “employment list” to “candidate list”, added references to Sec. 5-228(d) and added language providing that credit applies to examinations held for original appointments.

Sec. 5-225. Notice of final earned ratings on examinations. Right of inspection. Appeals. All persons competing in any examination shall be given written notice of their final earned ratings and the minimum earned rating necessary to pass the examination. Within thirty days of receipt of the final earned rating, a person may inspect his papers, markings, background profiles and other items used in determining the final earned ratings, other than examination questions and other materials constituting the examination, subject to such regulations as may be issued by the Commissioner of Administrative Services. Within thirty days of inspecting his papers, a person may, in writing, appeal to the Commissioner of Administrative Services the accuracy of his final earned rating, as based on the original examination paper or responses. The commissioner shall render a final decision on the person’s appeal within thirty days thereafter and correct candidate lists as appropriate.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 34; P.A. 73-623, S. 2, 3; P.A. 77-94; 77-614, S. 67, 610; P.A. 92-165, S. 15, 32; P.A. 93-274, S. 6, 7; P.A. 96-168, S. 11, 34.)

History: P.A. 73-623 excluded test questions from provision re inspection rights of candidate; P.A. 77-94 added exception to requirement of notice of relative standing; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 92-165 changed “test” to “examination” and “candidate” to “person” and added language re notice of failure to attain the required minimum passing score; P.A. 93-274 expanded the inspection rights of a candidate to include the inspection of background profiles, effective June 30, 1993; P.A. 96-168 eliminated the exception to the receipt of notice of final earned ratings and added the requirement of notice of the minimum rating necessary to pass the examination, permitted a person to inspect his papers, etc., within 30 days, authorized a person to appeal his rating to the commissioner and required the commissioner to make a final decision in 30 days, effective July 1, 1996.

Provides exception within purview of Sec. 1-19(a). 214 C. 312.

Sec. 5-226. Corrupt practices in relation to applications, examinations and appointments. No person, by himself or in cooperation with one or more persons, may (1) wilfully defeat, deceive or obstruct any person in respect to his right of taking any examination for or receiving an appointment to the classified service according to this chapter or according to any regulations adopted under this chapter; (2) wilfully, corruptly or falsely mark, rate, grade, estimate or report upon the application, examination, qualifications or standing of any person whose name has been placed upon any candidate list pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, or aid in so doing; (3) wilfully make any false representation concerning any application or examination or concerning the person applying or examined; (4) wilfully or corruptly furnish to any person any special or secret information for the purpose of either improving or injuring the prospects or chances of any person applying and competing for employment in the classified service; (5) impersonate any other person or permit or aid in any manner any other person to impersonate him in any application, examination or appointment or request to be examined or appointed; or (6) use, represent to use, promise or endeavor to use influence or official or political authority to secure for any person any appointment or prospect of appointment to any position in the classified service.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 35; P.A. 92-165, S. 16, 32.)

History: P.A. 92-165 added language re applications, changed employment or reemployment list to candidate list, deleted language re being tested or certified and added language re applying and competing for employment in the classified service and made technical changes.

Secs. 5-226a to 5-226e. Reserved for future use.

Sec. 5-226f. Pilot program concerning state classifications and examination system. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 5-272 the employer, as defined in subsection (a) of section 5-270, and an employee organization, as defined in subsection (d) of said section 5-270, as the exclusive representative of employees in an appropriate unit, may engage in a pilot program to discuss the state classifications and examination system. Neither party may negotiate pursuant to the provisions of section 5-276a. Any agreement reached by the parties shall be reduced to writing and submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to the provisions of subsection (b) of section 5-278.

(P.A. 96-168, S. 31, 34.)

History: P.A. 96-168 effective July 1, 1996.

Sec. 5-227. Discrimination prohibited. No person in the classified service or seeking admission thereto may be appointed, demoted or dismissed or be in any way favored or discriminated against because of his political opinions or affiliations or as the result of a discriminatory employment practice as defined in section 46a-51. No question in any application, questionnaire, examination or other evaluation form used in connection with carrying out the provisions of this chapter may relate to political or religious opinions or affiliations of any applicant or eligible person on any candidate or reemployment list established and maintained by the Commissioner of Administrative Services.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 36; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610; P.A. 80-422, S. 49; P.A. 92-165, S. 17, 32.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 80-422 replaced “shall” with “may” and “an unfair employment practice as defined in section 31-126” with “a discriminatory employment practice as defined in section 31-122” (Secs. 31-126 and 31-122 later transferred to Secs. 46a-60 and 46a-51 respectively); P.A. 92-165 added language re application, questionnaire or other evaluation form, deleted reference to competitor and prospective competitor and added reference to applicant, and changed “employment list” to “candidate list”.

Cited. 226 C. 670.

Sec. 5-227a. Promotion by reclassification of position. Examination for reclassified position not required. Whenever an employee’s position in the classified service is reclassified, the promotion of the employee shall be made without examination provided: (1) The employee meets the minimum qualifications established by the Commissioner of Administrative Services for the career progression level of the reclassified position; (2) the employee has maintained an adequate performance record and has received a satisfactory appraisal on his two most recent consecutive performance evaluations; (3) the employee has worked at his existing level in his current position for a minimum period of six months; and (4) the reclassified position is approved by the Commissioner of Administrative Services.

(P.A. 92-165, S. 18, 32; P.A. 93-274, S. 3, 7; P.A. 96-168, S. 12, 34.)

History: P.A. 93-274 deleted former Subsec. (a)(5) which had required an employee to perform duties in the higher classification for 30 days before being eligible for a promotion by reclassification, renumbering the remaining Subdiv. accordingly, effective June 30, 1993; P.A. 96-168 deleted former Subsecs. (b) and (c) which had specified that examinations are not required in certain cases for reclassified positions and that vacancies must be filled from candidate lists at certain career levels, making the former Subsec. (a) the section and provided for conditions of promotion without examination of an employee whose position was reclassified, effective July 1, 1996.

Sec. 5-227b. Waiver of promotional examination in the case of five or fewer applicants. Whenever the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for admission to an announced promotional examination is five or less, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may immediately certify as eligible for appointment the names of all such applicants to the appointing authority without further examination, provided such applicants have satisfactory service or performance ratings.

(P.A. 92-165, S. 31, 32.)

Sec. 5-228. Promotional appointments. Original appointments. Hiring protected class members. Sex discrimination. (a) When a vacancy in any permanent position in the classified service is to be filled, the appointing authority shall notify the Commissioner of Administrative Services of such fact, stating the title of the position to be filled. Vacancies in such positions shall be filled, so far as practicable and for the best interest of the state, by reemployment, as provided in subsection (b) of section 5-241, promotional appointments from within the agency and service-wide promotional appointments or transfers in accordance with regulations issued by the commissioner. The appointing authority, with the approval of the commissioner, shall decide whether a vacancy shall be filled by promotion from within the agency, from a state-wide employment list, transfer or, if such is not practicable, by original appointment.

(b) If a vacancy is to be filled by a promotional appointment from within the agency, the commissioner shall certify to the appointing authority the names of all candidates from the agency in accordance with the provisions of section 5-215a.

(c) If a vacancy is to be filled by promotion from a service-wide candidate list, the commissioner shall certify to the appointing authority the names of all candidates on that candidate list in accordance with the provisions of section 5-215a.

(d) If a vacancy is to be filled by an original appointment, the commissioner shall certify to the appointing authority the names of all candidates on that candidate list in accordance with the provisions of section 5-215a.

(e) Appointees to any position in the classified service shall be required to serve the working test period provided for in this chapter. Any promotional appointee from within the agency who is dismissed from the position to which he was promoted during such working test period, or at the conclusion thereof, shall be restored to a position in the same class in which he had been employed prior to his promotion. Any other appointee who was employed in the classified service prior to his appointment and who is dismissed from the position to which he was appointed during such working test period or at the conclusion thereof, shall be restored to a vacancy in the same class, or a vacancy in a comparable class or a vacancy in any other position the employee is qualified to fill, in the agency in which he had been employed prior to his appointment, or shall have his name placed on a reemployment list. No appointing authority who has removed such an employee as provided in this section may exercise such right of removal again with respect to any other employee in the same position within three calendar months after such original removal, except with the consent of the commissioner. No provision of this section shall be construed to prevent any employee in the unclassified service from competing for positions in the classified service if he possesses the minimum qualifications established by the commissioner, except that no such employee shall be eligible to compete in a promotional examination unless he has previous permanent status in classified service. In the certification of names of persons eligible for appointment, sex shall be disregarded except when otherwise provided by statute or upon request of the appointing authority subject to the approval of the commissioner.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 37; P.A. 73-623, S. 1, 3; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 67, 610; P.A. 79-621, S. 14, 24; P.A. 81-28, S. 2, 4; P.A. 87-322; P.A. 92-165, S. 19, 32; P.A. 93-274, S. 4, 7; P.A. 96-168, S. 13, 34.)

History: P.A. 73-623 changed references to highest ratings on tests to persons having highest ratings, presumably to allow for tied scores and added requirement that at least three names be supplied for one vacancy and an additional name for each additional vacancy; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner and personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 79-621 amended Subsec. (a) deleting requirement that commissioner be notified of duties and compensation for positions to be filled, replacing “service-wide” with “state-wide” and including transfer as option for filling position, changed number of rating supplied from three highest to five highest in Subsecs. (b), (c) and (d) and required supply of extra rating rather than extra name for each additional vacancy, deleted former Subsecs. (e) and (f) re consideration of service ratings in promotional tests and conditions for supply of fourth and fifth highest ratings, and relettered former Subsec. (g) as (e), amending it to require restoration of dismissed promotional appointee to similar job rather than to same job he held before; P.A. 81-28 required conformance with federal merit system standards, if applicable when unclassified employees compete in classified service promotional examination under Subsec. (e); P.A. 87-322 inserted new Subsec. (e) permitting appointing authorities to request the commissioner of administrative services to certify certain protected class members for appointment when no such members would normally be certified, in order to facilitate meeting affirmative action goals and relettered previous Subsec. as (f); P.A. 92-165 added provisions concerning reemployment and transfers to Subsec. (a), changed “employment list” to “candidate list”, deleted former provisions re certification of names to the appointing authority, added language re certification of names of candidates in accordance with Sec. 5-215a and made technical changes; P.A. 93-274 added Subsec. (g) re filling of vacancies in managerial positions from generic job class selection process and defining “generic job class”, effective June 30, 1993; P.A. 96-168 deleted former Subsec. (e) re selection of protected class members, made former Subsec. (f) the new Subsec. (e), substituting requirement for previous permanent status for eligibility to compete in a promotional examination for exception re federal merit system standards and filing by four qualified applicants and deleted former Subsec. (g) re managerial positions, effective July 1, 1996.

Sec. 5-229. Time for appointment. Effective date. An appointing authority, upon receipt of a candidate list for any vacant position in the classified service, shall appoint an eligible person from the list in accordance with the provisions of section 5-215a within a reasonable time fixed by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, except that appointment of such an eligible person need not be made if the commissioner, upon good cause shown, approves the request of an appointing authority that no appointment be made. Such appointment shall be effective on the date designated by the appointing authority.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 38; P.A. 76-254, S. 4, 11; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610; P.A. 92-165, S. 20, 32.)

History: P.A. 76-254 deleted requirement that appointments be made within 15 days unless decision made not to make appointment at all; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 92-165 deleted provisions re certification of eligibles for appointment, added language re appointment of an eligible person from a candidate list in accordance with Sec. 5-215a, deleted provisions re inability of appointing authority to make arrangements with a person whose name has been certified to begin work within a reasonable time and made technical changes.

Sec. 5-230. Working test periods. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall establish appropriate working test periods of not less than three months nor more than one year for the various classes of positions. Within ten days preceding the termination of the working test period, and at such other times as the commissioner requires, the appointing authority shall report to the commissioner whether such employee is able and willing to perform his duties in a manner so as to merit permanent appointment. The requirement as to such reports for positions involving unskilled or semiskilled labor or domestic, attending or other housekeeping and custodial service at institutions may be waived. At any time during the working test period, after fair trial, the appointing authority may remove any employee if, in the opinion of such appointing authority, the working test indicates that such employee is unable or unwilling to perform his duties so as to merit continuance in such position and shall report his action to the commissioner. The name of any employee so removed, but who is considered by the commissioner to be suitable for employment in some other department, agency or institution, may be restored to the candidate list. For the purposes of this section any employee who has served part of a working test period in a position in the classified service who is, pursuant to examination, appointed to, and serves part of a working test period in, a position in a higher classification in a field of work directly related to his prior position, from which new position he is dismissed, shall, at his option, be reappointed to the position which he first had and his service in the working test period for such first position shall be deemed to include the time spent in the working test period for the higher position.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 39; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610; P.A. 92-165, S. 21, 32.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 92-165 changed “employment list” to “candidate list” and made technical changes.

Notification to plaintiff of decision to drop her communicated the day after termination of six-month working test period sufficient. 157 C. 126. Cited. 170 C. 541; 174 C. 271; 176 C. 1.

Sec. 5-231. Residence not required, exceptions. No person shall be required to be a resident of this state in order to be eligible to take any examination, or be eligible for appointment to the classified service, except that the Commissioner of Administrative Services may establish residence requirements for certain classes of positions when it is deemed to be in the best interests of the state.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 40; P.A. 77-614, S. 113, 610; P.A. 92-165, S. 22, 32.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services and deleted reference to personnel policy board approval since board’s duties transferred to commissioner; P.A. 92-165 deleted “test or”.

Secs. 5-232 and 5-232a. Appointments of noncitizens. Citizenship requirement may be waived. Sections 5-232 and 5-232a are repealed.

(1967, P.A. 233; 657, S. 41; 1969, P.A. 658, S. 9, 10; 768, S. 63; P.A. 74-166, S. 2, 3.)

Sec. 5-233. Appointments to unskilled and semiskilled positions. For positions involving unskilled and semiskilled labor or for positions involving domestic, attending or other housekeeping and custodial services at state institutions or agencies or for other similar classes where the character of the work, or the place of work, makes it impracticable to secure at stated times a sufficient number of applicants to supply the needs of the service, or where it is impracticable to examine and secure such persons from candidate lists with sufficient promptness to supply the needs of the service, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may establish procedures which will permit the registration and, in his discretion, the examination of applicants, singly or in groups, at such times and places as meet the convenience of applicants and needs of the service, without public notice as required in this chapter.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 42; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610; P.A. 79-621, S. 15, 24; P.A. 92-165, S. 23, 32.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 79-621 included unskilled and semiskilled positions in state agencies and replaced specific places for testing various categories of labor with the more general statement “at such times and places as meet the convenience of applicants and needs of the service; P.A. 92-165 changed “test” to “examine” and “eligible lists” to “candidate lists”.

Sec. 5-234. Appointments to training program and following completion of training program. Not applicable to veterans preference. The Commissioner of Administrative Services may provide by regulation for the appointment, with or without examination, of qualified persons in a class in which the incumbent serves for not more than three years in the class as part of an established training program. Any person so appointed to a professional or preprofessional training class may, upon successful completion of the required minimum working test period and training program, be reclassified to a position in the next higher level class for which the training program is established. The provisions of this section shall not apply to sections 5-224 and 7-415 concerning the veterans preference.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 43; 1969, P.A. 658, S. 11; P.A. 76-254, S. 5, 11; P.A. 77-248; 77-614, S. 67, 610; P.A. 92-19; 92-165, S. 24, 32; P.A. 96-168, S. 14, 34.)

History: 1969 act added provisions concerning preprofessional classes as entry classes for disadvantaged; P.A. 76-254 divided section into Subsecs. (a) and (b) and deleted provision regarding point credit and other credit for promotional exams in preprofessional classes; P.A. 77-248 amended Subsec. (a) re reassignment to next higher class of training program without examination; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 92-19 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the service requirement from two years to three years; P.A. 92-165 changed “employment list” to “candidate list”, provided that appointments may be made on the basis of such form evaluation as the commissioner may require and made technical changes; P.A. 96-168 deleted former Subsec. (b) re establishment of preprofessional classes and amended former Subsec. (a) to make technical change concerning persons appointed to a professional or preprofessional training class and eliminated requirement of completion of working test period prior to reclassification, effective July 1, 1996.

Sec. 5-235. Provisional, temporary, emergency and intermittent appointments. (a) When a candidate list provided under section 5-215a contains fewer than five candidates, in order to facilitate the carrying on of public business or avoid inconvenience to the public, but not otherwise, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may authorize the filling of the position at once by provisional appointment, pending the establishment of a reemployment or candidate list. Any such provisional appointment shall continue only until a reemployment or candidate list for such position is established and, in no case, for a period exceeding a total of six months. No person shall receive more than one provisional appointment or serve more than six months as a provisional appointee in any one fiscal year.

(b) When, by reason of the pressure of work, an appointing authority determines that an extra position in the classified service should be temporarily established for a period of not more than six months, such appointing authority shall so notify the commissioner, stating the cause therefor, the probable length of time the extra position will be required, the duties to be performed and the salary to be paid. When, in the judgment of the commissioner such an extra position should be established, he shall authorize the temporary appointment of a qualified person, with or without competitive examinations. Temporary appointments to extra positions shall, as far as practicable, be made from reemployment and candidate lists. No such appointments shall be authorized for a period of more than six months and such appointments shall not be renewed within any fiscal year.

(c) An appointing authority or any subordinate authorized by him, to facilitate the carrying on of public business or avoid loss or serious inconvenience to the public, when an emergency arises which will not permit the securing of eligible persons, may appoint any qualified person during such emergency for a period of not more than two months. Persons so appointed shall be known as emergency employees. Appointing authorities shall report to the commissioner all emergency appointments and such appointments shall not be renewed.

(d) The commissioner may establish unskilled and semiskilled positions, as defined in section 5-233, or, by competitive examination, candidate lists of eligible persons who are available for employment on an intermittent basis and either the administrator of the Unemployment Compensation Act or the Commissioner of Revenue Services may appoint persons to such positions or from such lists to perform intermittent services as may be required. Persons so employed shall be known as intermittent employees and shall be compensated on an hourly rate basis as prescribed by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. Intermittent employees shall not be considered permanent employees and shall receive only such rights and benefits applicable to other state employees as may be expressly prescribed by the Commissioner of Administrative Services. Such intermittent employees who meet eligibility requirements shall be admitted to promotional examinations and be placed on candidate lists pursuant to this chapter.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 44; P.A. 76-254, S. 6, 11; P.A. 77-368, S. 2; 77-614, S. 67, 114, 610; P.A. 81-28, S. 3, 4; P.A. 86-136; P.A. 87-253, S. 4; P.A. 92-165, S. 25, 32; P.A. 96-168, S. 15, 34.)

History: P.A. 76-254 changed period for emergency appointment from 60 days to 2 months; P.A. 77-368 added sentence to Subsec. (d) admitting eligible intermittent employees to promotional exams; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel policy board, commissioner of finance and control and personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services and required approval of secretary of the office of policy and management for hourly rates of intermittent employees; P.A. 81-28 increased the maximum provisional appointment period from 4 to 6 months in Subsec. (a); P.A. 86-136 amended Subsec. (d) to include unskilled or semiskilled positions and allowed appointments by the commissioner of revenue services; P.A. 87-253 amended Subsec. (b) to increase the maximum period for temporary appointments from 3 to 6 months, and to delete the authority to renew such appointments in a fiscal year; P.A. 92-165 changed “employment list” and “promotional examination” list to “candidate list”, deleted provision re when there is a request for certification and three eligible candidates are not available, added provision re when a candidate list provided under Sec. 5-215a contains three or fewer candidates and made technical changes; P.A. 96-168 amended Subsec. (a) to change candidate list of three or fewer to list of fewer than five, effective July 1, 1996.

Cited. 174 C. 271.

Employees hired pursuant to section not eligible for unemployment unless permitted by the personnel policy board and ineligibility does not violate equal protection. 32 CS 319.

Subsec. (a):

Cited. 175 C. 127.

Subsec. (c):

Cited. 175 C. 127.

Sec. 5-236. Appointments to unclassified service. Return to classified from unclassified service. (a) An appointing authority, in his discretion, may request from the Commissioner of Administrative Services a list of eligible candidates for a position exempt from the classified service and may appoint an employee from such a list.

(b) Any employee in the classified service who has taken or takes a position in the unclassified service and who thereafter is ready to report for duty for a position in the classified service shall be placed on a reemployment list for the appropriate class in which he has attained permanent status for future reemployment when vacancies in the class occur. The order in which names shall be placed on the reemployment list for any class shall be by seniority in state service.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 45; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610; P.A. 79-621, S. 16, 24; P.A. 81-457, S. 3, 4; P.A. 83-195; P.A. 88-9; P.A. 92-165, S. 26, 32; P.A. 12-205, S. 20.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 79-621 added Subsecs. (c) and (d) re senior civil service and senior civil service board; P.A. 81-457 amended Subsec. (d) to change all references to “senior civil service” to “senior executive service”, to provide each state agency with at least one senior executive service position and to specify that the appointment of an employee to such a position shall not increase the total number of agency positions, also amended Subsec. (c) to change all references to “senior civil service” to “senior executive service”, also amended Subsec. (b) to require that performance appraisals be used in determining compensation according to the provisions of Sec. 5-210(d) rather than “within the limits of approved salary schedules” and to delete provision requiring director of personnel and labor relations to report to various general assembly committees on the administration of the management incentive program; P.A. 83-195 amended Subsec. (d) to increase from five to six the number of members on the senior executive service board, requiring that three, instead of two, members shall be appointed by the state and that one shall be a managerial employee, and to allow the offices of the treasurer, secretary of the state, comptroller and attorney general to establish senior executive service positions; P.A. 88-9 amended Subsec. (c) to provide that participants in the senior executive service have the right to return to a classified position at their former level in any state agency and that if no such position is available, the employee shall return to his former agency and added Subsec. (d)(5) to provide for reassignment of unfilled positions; P.A. 92-165 made a technical change in Subsec. (b); P.A. 12-205 deleted former Subsec. (c) re appointment to senior executive service and former Subsec. (d) re Senior Executive Service Board, effective July 1, 2012.

Sec. 5-237. Service standards and ratings. (a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall issue regulations for the administration of such service rating system as the commissioner shall deem practicable. Such service ratings shall be used in determining salary and wage increases and decreases within the limits provided by statute and within the limits of the schedules of compensation, as a means of discovering employees in the classified service who, by reason of their unsatisfactory service, ought to be demoted or dismissed. Reports of service ratings or of information to be used as a basis for service ratings shall not be required for any employee or group of employees more often than once in three months without the consent of the appointing authorities. Any employee in the classified service shall have the right, at reasonable times during office hours, to inspect his service ratings, as shown by the records of the Department of Administrative Services or of the department, agency or institution in which such employee is employed.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall provide for the administration of a performance appraisal system as the commissioner deems practical for employees whose positions have been designated as managerial, except in the Legislative and Judicial Departments. Such performance appraisals shall be used in determining managerial compensation in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of section 5-210, and shall be required periodically as determined by the Commissioner of Administrative Services.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 46; P.A. 76-254, S. 7, 11; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 67, 610; P.A. 78-231, S. 8, 10; P.A. 81-457, S. 8; P.A. 90-271, S. 2, 24; P.A. 92-165, S. 27, 32; P.A. 00-68, S. 9.)

History: P.A. 76-254 deleted provision for use of service ratings as factor in promotion tests; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services and personnel department with department of administrative services; P.A. 78-231 added Subsec. (b) re performance appraisal of managerial employees; P.A. 81-457 amended Subsec. (b) to require that compensation be in accordance with Sec. 5-210(d) rather than “within the limits of approved salary schedules” and to delete obsolete requirement that director of personnel and labor relations report to public personnel, military affairs and appropriations committees in January, 1981 re administration of management incentive program; P.A. 90-271 made a technical change in Subsec. (a); P.A. 92-165 made a technical change in Subsec. (a); P.A. 00-68 amended Subsec. (b) to substitute “Commissioner of Administrative Services” for “Director of Personnel and Labor Relations” and “as the commissioner deems” for “as he or she shall deem”.

Provides exception within purview of Sec. 1-19(a). 214 C. 312.

Sec. 5-237a. Salary Review Committee. Section 5-237a is repealed.

(P.A. 78-231, S. 9, 10; P.A. 83-90; P.A. 85-510, S. 32, 35; P.A. 87-456, S. 5, 6.)

Sec. 5-237b. Quality Control Committee. Membership. Duties. Section 5-237b is repealed, effective July 1, 2012.

(P.A. 84-480, S. 1, 2; P.A. 85-510, S. 33, 35; P.A. 86-188, S. 1, 2; P.A. 12-205, S. 25.)

Sec. 5-238. Hours of work in Executive Department. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall issue regulations for establishing and maintaining uniform and equitable hours of work required of all employees in the Executive Department, which regulations shall be approved by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. The number of hours any employee shall be required to be on duty each day or in any week or month shall be uniform for all whose positions are allocated to the same class unless specifically otherwise provided by action of the commissioner and recorded in his office, together with the reason for each such exception, but the hours for different classes may be different. A copy of such regulations, when issued, shall be furnished to each department, agency or institution for the guidance of appointing authorities and their employees. Where work requirements cannot be met by the establishment of regular work schedules, the commissioner may designate positions or classes as unscheduled, provided, over a period of not more than eight weeks, no employee serving in a position designated as unscheduled shall average more than five workdays and thirty-five hours per week per period.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 47; 1969, P.A. 658, S. 12; 1971, P.A. 850, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 115, 610.)

History: 1969 act added provisions governing unscheduled positions or classes to meet work requirements; 1971 act substituted “executive department” for “classified service”; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel policy board and personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services and required that regulations be approved by secretary of the office of policy and management.

Cited. 162 C. 334.

Sec. 5-238a. Hours of persons employed in state parks during summer months. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of this chapter, or of any regulation promulgated thereunder, there shall be no limitation on the number of hours worked per week by persons temporarily employed by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection to work in state parks during the months of June to October and such persons shall be compensated for each hour of such service at a basic hourly rate.

(1969, P.A. 368, S. 1; 1971, P.A. 872, S. 201; P.A. 11-80, S. 1.)

History: 1971 act replaced state park and forest commission with commissioner of environmental protection; pursuant to P.A. 11-80, “Commissioner of Environmental Protection” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection”, effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 5-238b. Hours of meat and poultry inspectors. Notwithstanding any contrary provisions of this chapter or any regulation promulgated thereunder, the standard workweek for any meat and poultry inspector employed by the Department of Consumer Protection shall be forty hours a week, provided such employees shall receive, in addition to his annual salary, established for a thirty-five hour week, additional compensation equivalent to payment for five hours a week at an hourly rate based upon such annual salary and shall receive for that portion of additional time worked, when added to the employee’s regular established workweek of forty hours, compensation at a rate equal to one and one-half times such hourly rate based on his annual salary.

(P.A. 73-478, S. 1, 3; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

History: June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

Sec. 5-239. Transfers. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall provide by regulation for the transfer of employees from a position of a given class to another position in the same or a comparable class either within the same department, agency or institution or from one department, agency or institution to another. The commissioner shall also provide by regulation for the periodical or occasional transfer of employees for a period not exceeding six months, to bring about the better distribution of persons in the service, to effect economies, to make available extra stenographic, clerical, messenger or other service needed for short periods or to provide training sought by employees or required by appointing authorities. When any department, agency or institution needs additional employees for a short period, it shall notify the commissioner, who shall so far as possible arrange for the temporary assignment of such additional employees on the basis of a temporary transfer. No person shall be transferred from a position in the unclassified service to a position in the classified service unless the person is eligible for selection from a candidate list in accordance with the provisions of section 5-215a.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 48; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 67, 610; P.A. 87-253, S. 2; P.A. 92-165, S. 28, 32; P.A. 94-193, S. 3.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner and personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 87-253 allowed the transfer of employees by the commissioner of administrative services to positions in a comparable class rather than the same class or grade; P.A. 92-165 deleted prohibition on transfer without the consent of the appointing authorities, deleted requirement that a person transferred from the unclassified to the classified service must have obtained a position on the proper eligible list, added requirement that a person transferred from the unclassified to the classified service must be eligible for selection from a candidate list in accordance with Sec. 5-215a and made technical changes; P.A. 94-193 added “the same or” to a reference regarding comparable class of personnel eligible for transfer.

Sec. 5-239a. Assignment of permanent state employees of the executive branch by the Commissioner of Administrative Services. The Commissioner of Administrative Services may establish procedures for the assignment of permanent state employees of the executive branch, including institutions of higher education encompassing technical and junior colleges as well as four-year colleges and universities, to a federal agency, to the office of the court monitor at the Department of Children and Families established in accordance with the terms of the consent decree entered in the case of Juan F. v. O’Neill, United States District Court, Docket No. H-89-859 (D. Conn. January 7, 1991), to any municipality of the state or to institutions of higher education, including private as well as public institutions and technical and junior colleges as well as four-year colleges and universities, provided that the assignment meets with the written approval of the appointing authorities of the agencies and institutions involved in the assignment of the employee. State employees may only be assigned to such agencies and institutions with their personal consent. Assignments may be made for a period of up to two years and renewed once for an additional two years, provided any assignment of an employee to the court monitor at the Department of Children and Families shall not be subject to such durational time limits and may remain effective until December 31, 2007. An employee on such assignment may be deemed to be on detail to a regular work assignment of his or her agency or institution and entitled to full salary and benefits and all rights and privileges for his class or position. Employees of a federal agency or any municipality of the state or institutions of higher education, including private as well as public institutions and technical and junior colleges as well as four-year colleges and universities, on assignment with an agency of the executive branch of state government shall serve under appointment made without regard to provisions of the general statutes regarding appointment in the classified service. The cost of any salary and benefits may be shared by the jurisdiction or be paid entirely by one or the other and shall be subject to negotiation between the agencies or institutions cooperating on the assignment. Once the agencies or institutions have agreed upon the assignment and all terms and conditions for the assignment, it shall be put into effect by a written agreement and submitted to the Commissioner of Administrative Services and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for approval.

(P.A. 79-621, S. 17, 24; P.A. 04-63, S. 1; P.A. 06-188, S. 25.)

History: P.A. 04-63 added provisions permitting Commissioner of Administrative Services to assign permanent state employees of the executive branch to the office of the court monitor at the Department of Children and Families and making such assignments effective until December 31, 2006; P.A. 06-188 extended the period of time that a state employee may be assigned to the court monitor at the Department of Children and Families from December 31, 2006, to December 31, 2007, effective July 1, 2006.

Sec. 5-240. Reprimand, suspension, demotion, dismissal. Layoffs. Notice period pay. (a) An appointing authority, subject to any regulations issued by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, may reprimand or warn an employee in the classified service under the appointing authority’s jurisdiction or suspend such an employee without pay or with reduced pay for an aggregate period not exceeding sixty calendar days in any calendar year. For any employee not included in any collective bargaining unit of state employees, any written reprimand or warning shall be included in the employee’s personnel file and, if not merged in the next service rating, shall be expunged after twelve months from the date of reprimand or warning. Any such written reprimand or warning may be reviewed in accordance with the procedures established in subsections (h) and (i) of section 5-202.

(b) An appointing authority, subject to any regulations issued by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, may demote an employee in the classified service under the appointing authority’s jurisdiction from a position in any given class or grade to a position in a lower class or grade. The appointing authority shall give the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or the secretary’s designated representative written notice of the authority’s intention to effect any such demotion not less than two weeks before the date it is intended to become effective. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may transfer such an employee whose record is otherwise satisfactory to a position under the jurisdiction of another appointing authority, with the approval of such other appointing authority.

(c) An appointing authority may dismiss any employee in the classified service when the authority considers the good of the service will be served thereby. A permanent employee shall be given written notice of such dismissal at least two weeks in advance of the employee’s dismissal, except as hereinafter provided, and a copy of the same shall be filed with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or the secretary’s designated representative. Such notice shall set forth the reasons for dismissal in sufficient detail to indicate whether the employee was discharged for misconduct, incompetence or other reasons relating to the effective performance of the employee’s duties and shall be prepared in such form and given in such manner as the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management prescribes. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may provide by regulation for the waiving of advance notice in cases of serious misconduct by an employee affecting the public, the welfare, health or safety of patients, inmates or state employees or the protection of state property. Such regulation shall provide for written notice to a permanent employee who has attained permanent status and shall not preclude whatever rights any employee may have to appeal. The name of any such employee dismissed for incompetence or other reasons relating to the effective performance of the employee’s duties shall be immediately removed from the eligible list in the office of the Commissioner of Administrative Services. No appointing authority shall pay any dismissed employee notice period pay or any other separation pay at a rate that exceeds the dismissed employee’s rate of compensation, at the time of dismissal, for two weeks, or the amount of notice period provided for in an applicable collective bargaining agreement.

(d) An appointing authority, subject to any regulations issued by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, may lay off any employee in the classified service as provided in section 5-241.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 49; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 67, 610; P.A. 87-456, S. 3, 6; P.A. 00-77, S. 6, 7; P.A. 01-26, S. 5; P.A. 04-118, S. 2; P.A. 05-30, S. 1.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner and personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 87-456 amended Subsec. (a) to require that, for non-bargaining-unit employees, written reprimands or warnings shall be included in their personnel files and shall be expunged after 12 months if not merged in the next service rating; P.A. 00-77 substituted the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management for the Commissioner of Administrative Services, made technical changes and added new Subsec. (d) re layoffs, effective May 16, 2000; P.A. 01-26 changed “commissioner” to “Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management” and made technical changes in Subsec. (c); P.A. 04-118 amended Subsec. (a) to make a technical change; P.A. 05-30 amended Subsec. (c) to prohibit payment of notice period pay at rate in excess of employee’s rate of compensation at time of dismissal or as provided in collective bargaining agreement.

State employee may be dismissed for misconduct, incompetence or other reason relating to effective performance of duties. 170 C. 668. State must use this procedure to dismiss classified employee after working test period under Sec. 5-230 has expired. 174 C. 271. Cited. 177 C. 344; 228 C. 106.

Subsec. (c):

Cited. 176 C. 1; 194 C. 601.

Sec. 5-241. Order of layoffs. Notice. Placement on reemployment list. (a) No employee in the classified service who has been performing his duties in a satisfactory manner as shown by the records of the department, agency or institution in which he has been employed shall be dismissed or laid off from his position because of lack of work, economy, insufficient appropriation, change in departmental organization, abolition of position or any cause other than disability, delinquency, incompetency, misconduct or neglect of duty, if any other employee in the same classification performing comparable duties with less state service is to be retained in the same department, agency or institution. For the purposes of this section, the Employment Security Division may, at the discretion of the Labor Commissioner, be excluded from the remainder of the Labor Department and deemed to be a separate agency.

(b) An appointing authority desiring to lay off an employee shall give him not less than two weeks’ notice in writing, stating the reason for such action, except that in the case of an employee, as defined in section 5-196, who is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement and who has been in the classified service for (1) at least five but not more than ten years, the appointing authority shall provide at least four weeks’ notice, (2) more than ten but not more than fifteen years, the appointing authority shall provide at least six weeks’ notice, (3) more than fifteen years, the appointing authority shall provide at least eight weeks’ notice. A copy of such notice shall immediately be forwarded to the Commissioner of Administrative Services. The commissioner shall arrange to have the employee transferred to a vacancy in the same or a comparable class or in any other position the employee is qualified to fill in any department, agency or institution. If there is no vacancy available or the employee refuses to accept the transfer, the commissioner shall cause the name of such employee to be placed on the reemployment list for the appropriate class for which he has attained permanent status or has the ability to qualify, as determined by the commissioner. During the period he is entitled to remain on the reemployment list, such an employee shall be rehired in the classification from which he was laid off or for which he is qualified, as vacancies occur, in the reverse order of layoff. Any employee who is rehired from a reemployment list shall not be required to complete a new working test period, as defined in subdivision (1) of section 5-196.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 51; P.A. 73-128; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610; P.A. 92-165, S. 29, 32; P.A. 93-426, S. 1; P.A. 96-168, S. 30, 34.)

History: P.A. 73-128 substituted employment security division for unemployment compensation division; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 92-165 provided that an employee shall be rehired in the classification for which he is qualified and made technical changes in Subsec. (b); P.A. 93-426 amended Subsec. (b) to add provisions re layoff notice requirements for classified employees who are not covered by collective bargaining agreements; P.A. 96-168 amended Subsec. (b) to provide that employees rehired from reemployment lists do not have to complete a new working test period, effective July 1, 1996.

Board of trustees of a state university have the right to contract out their food service operation and eliminate classified positions therein, provided such elimination was for an enumerated reason. 165 C. 757. Cited. 170 C. 668; 231 C. 391; 239 C. 638. Plaintiff’s claim that he was laid off in violation of statute is barred by doctrine of sovereign immunity because defendants acted in accordance with legislatively approved collective bargaining agreement provisions that superseded statute. 278 C. 204.

Subsec. (b):

Violated where commissioner failed to transfer laid-off employee to vacancy in same or comparable class or to any position for which he was qualified. 35 CS 45.

Sec. 5-242. Appointment and tenure of teachers in state institution schools. (a) Any board of trustees of a state institution and any state agency other than the State Board of Education or the Board of Governors of Higher Education or its constituent units, hereinafter referred to as the “employer”, may authorize the superintendent or supervising agent to employ personnel for unclassified positions requiring a certificate under section 10-145 below the rank of superintendent. Any superintendent or supervising agent not authorized to employ such persons shall submit to such employer nominations for such positions under his jurisdiction and, from the persons so nominated, such employer may employ persons to fill such positions. Such employer shall accept or reject such nominations within one month from their submission. If such nominations are rejected, the superintendent or supervising agent shall submit to such employer other nominations, and such employer may employ persons from among those nominated to fill such positions and shall accept or reject such nominations within one month from their submission. The contract of employment of such unclassified personnel below the rank of superintendent shall be in writing and may be terminated at any time for any of the reasons enumerated in subdivisions (1) to (6), inclusive, of subsection (b) of this section, but otherwise it shall be renewed for a second, third or fourth year unless such employee has been notified in writing prior to March first in one school year that such contract will not be renewed for the following year, provided, upon the employee’s written request, such notice shall be supplemented within five days after receipt of such request by a statement of the reason or reasons for such failure to renew. Such employee may, upon written request filed with the employer within ten days after the receipt of such notice, be entitled to a hearing before the board to be held within fifteen days of such request. The employee shall have the right to appear with counsel of his choice at such hearing.

(b) Beginning with and subsequent to the fourth year of continuous employment of such an employee by such employer, the contract of employment of such employee shall be renewed from year to year, except that it may be terminated at any time for one or more of the following reasons: (1) Inefficiency or incompetence; (2) insubordination against reasonable rules of the employer; (3) moral misconduct; (4) disability, as shown by competent medical evidence; (5) elimination of the position to which the employee was appointed, if no other position exists to which he may be appointed if qualified; or (6) other due and sufficient cause; provided, prior to terminating a contract, an employer shall give the employee concerned a written notice that termination of his contract is under consideration and, upon written request filed by such employee with such employer within five days after receipt of such notice, shall within the next succeeding five days give such employee a statement in writing of its reasons therefor. Within twenty days after receipt from an employer of written notice that contract termination is under consideration, the employee concerned may file with such employer a written request for a hearing, which such employer shall hold within fifteen days after receipt of such request. Such hearing shall be public if the employee so requests or the employer so designates. The employee concerned shall have the right to appear with counsel of his choice at such hearing, whether public or private. An employer shall give the employee concerned its written decision within fifteen days after such hearing, together with a copy of a transcript of the proceedings, which shall be furnished without cost. Nothing herein contained shall deprive an employer of the power to suspend an employee from duty immediately when serious misconduct is charged without prejudice to the rights of the employee as otherwise provided in this section.

(c) The provisions of any special act regarding the dismissal or employment of employees covered by this section shall prevail over the provisions of this section when in conflict.

(d) After having had a contract of employment made in accordance with this section renewed for a fourth year in any one institution or agency, any such employee who is subsequently employed in any other institution or agency covered by this section or any school district subject to the provisions of section 10-151 shall become subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this section or subsection (b) of section 10-151, as the case may be, after eighteen months of continuous employment, unless, prior to completion of the eighteenth month following commencement of the employment in such institution, agency or school district, such employee has been notified in writing prior to March first in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section that such contract will not be renewed for the following year irrespective of the duration of employment under the then existing contract beyond the date of said notification or unless, for a period of five or more years immediately prior to such subsequent employment, such employee has not been employed in any public school within this state.

(e) Any employee aggrieved by the decision of an employer after a hearing as provided in subsection (b) of this section may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183, except such appeal shall be in the judicial district in which such employer is located and costs may be allowed against such board if it appears to the court that such board acted with gross negligence or in bad faith or with malice in making the decision appealed from. Any such appeal shall be a privileged case with respect to assignment thereof.

(1967, P.A. 838; P.A. 76-436, S. 253, 681; P.A. 77-573, S. 24, 30; 77-603, S. 7, 125; P.A. 78-280, S. 1, 127; P.A. 82-218, S. 37, 46; P.A. 84-241, S. 2, 5.)

History: P.A. 76-436 replaced court of common pleas with superior court in Subsec. (e), effective July 1, 1978; P.A. 77-573 replaced commission for higher education with board of higher education; P.A. 77-603 replaced former appeal provisions with requirements that appeals be in accordance with Sec. 4-183 except with respect to county or judicial district in which heard and that they be privileged in assignment; P.A. 78-280 deleted words “county or” from phrase “county or judicial district”; P.A. 82-218 replaced board of higher education with board of governors in Subsec. (a) pursuant to reorganization of higher education system, effective March 1, 1983; P.A. 84-241 added “of higher education” to board of governors’ title.

Cited. 168 C. 435; 171 C. 691; 173 C. 462.

Subsec. (e):

Cited. 39 CS 462.

Sec. 5-243. Resignations. Reemployment of retired employees. Resignations from the classified service and reemployment of former state employees who have retired but who have not reached the mandatory retirement age shall be subject to regulations issued by the Commissioner of Administrative Services.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 50; P.A. 77-614, S. 67, 610.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services.

Sec. 5-244. Transfer or separation from service because of infirmities. When an employee has become physically or mentally incapable of, or unfit for, the efficient performance of the duties of his position, by reason of infirmities due to advanced age or other disability, the appointing authority shall recommend to the Commissioner of Administrative Services that the employee be transferred to less arduous duties or separated from state service in good standing.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 52; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services.

If state employee becomes mentally or physically incapable or unfit to perform his duties, he may be dismissed. 170 C. 668. Cited. 178 C. 438.

Cited. 13 CA 477; judgment reversed, see 210 C. 214; 27 CA 635.

Nothing in section requires an independent evaluation of plaintiff by the state. 50 CS 98.

Sec. 5-245. Workweek. Overtime pay. (a) Any state employee who performs work authorized by his appointing authority for a period in addition to the hours of the employee’s regular, established workweek shall receive compensation as follows: (1) For that portion of such additional time worked which when added to the employee’s regular, established workweek does not exceed forty hours, the employee shall be compensated at an hourly rate based on his annual salary; (2) for that portion of such additional time worked which when added to the employee’s regular, established workweek exceeds forty hours, the employee shall be compensated at a rate equal to one and one-half times an hourly rate based on his annual salary.

(b) The provisions of this section shall not be applied with respect to any employee employed in (1) an executive, administrative or professional capacity as such terms may be defined and delimited from time to time by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, or (2) a position or class which has been designated as unscheduled by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, or (3) a position the regular work schedule of which requires rotating shifts as approved by the Commissioner of Administrative Services and recorded in his office, which schedule shall not average more than five work days per week over a period of not more than eight weeks.

(c) Any person serving in a position referred to in subdivision (2) or (3) of subsection (b) of this section who performs work authorized by his appointing authority for a period in addition to his average workweek shall receive compensation as follows: (1) For those hours worked in any one workweek which are additional to his regularly scheduled hours for such week and which, when added to the employee’s average workweek, do not exceed forty hours, the employee shall be compensated at an hourly rate based on his annual salary; (2) for those hours worked in any one workweek which are additional to his regularly scheduled hours for such week and which, when added to the employee’s average workweek, exceed forty hours, the employee shall be compensated at a rate equal to one and one-half times an hourly rate based on his annual salary, provided nothing in this section in conflict with section 5-246 shall be construed to apply to any member of the state police.

(d) Any employee whose position is subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act shall receive any additional compensation for overtime which may be required by the provisions of said act.

(e) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall disseminate such information and establish such procedure as may be necessary for the efficient administration of this section.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 53; 1969, P.A. 658, S. 13; 1971, P.A. 850, S. 2; 1972, P.A. 269, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 67, 486, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 85, 136; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 162, 168.)

History: 1969 act deleted Subsec. (a) containing provisions applicable prior to July 1, 1968, and relettered remaining Subsecs. accordingly, deleted phrase “On and after July 1, 1968” from former Subsec. (b), now Subsec. (a), and added to exception found in former Subsec. (c), now Subsec. (b) provisions regarding unscheduled positions or classes; 1971 act amended Subsec. (a) with reference to standard 35-hour workweek of state employees and changed previous references to 35 hours to 40 hours; 1972 act replaced reference to nonprofit corporations organized pursuant to chapter 600 with “to a person, firm or corporation” and allowed regulation of income as well as rents, charges etc.; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced personnel commissioner and personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services and, effective January 1, 1979, made state police department a division within the department of public safety; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3 deleted provisions re 35-hour standard work week.

Forty-hour workweek overtime regulation inapplicable to state police. 162 C. 334.

Cited. 43 CS 1.

Sec. 5-246. State police workweek. Work for highway contractors. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of any regulation issued under this chapter, no state policeman shall be required to be on active duty as such more than five days in any consecutive seven-day period except in case of emergency as determined by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of section 5-245, compensation at a rate equal to one and one-half times an hourly rate based on his annual salary shall be made in the case of any member or officer of the state police force who performs work authorized by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection in addition to the hours of his regular workweek as established by said commissioner, provided the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall establish no workweek which, including home-to-duty station and duty station-to-home time, exceeds an eight-week average of forty hours per week. (2) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection may authorize any member or officer of the state police force to provide police services for private contractors at highway construction sites. Time spent in the performance of such police services shall be in addition to the assigned hours of the regular workweek and shall not be included in the total hours in an eight-week average of forty hours established under this subsection. Each such state policeman shall be compensated by the state for the performance of such services at a rate equal to one and one-half times an hourly rate based on his annual salary. Such private contractors shall reimburse the Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for (A) the compensation of such policemen, and (B) the costs related to the performance of such services at a rate to be determined by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Performance of such services under the provisions of this subsection shall not constitute state service for retirement purposes under the provisions of chapter 66.

(b) A state policeman employed in an executive, administrative or professional capacity as defined under the provisions of subsection (b) of section 5-245 who performs work authorized by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection in addition to the hours of his regular workweek as established by the commissioner shall be granted equivalent time off with pay, except that the provisions of this subsection with respect to such work performed on and after August 3, 1983, shall not apply to the commissioner and the deputy commissioner. Equivalent time off with pay granted to a state police officer of the rank of lieutenant or above for work authorized on and after June 8, 1984, shall be taken in accordance with the provisions of the management personnel policy concerning compensatory time adopted by the Commissioner of Administrative Services.

(c) (1) Any state policeman who has prior to May 30, 1973, accumulated service time for which he has not been compensated shall have the option to receive for such time either equivalent time off with pay or monetary compensation at his current rate of pay or any combination of both options subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Any such option as provided by this subdivision shall be exercised before December 31, 1974.

(2) Any state police officer of the rank of lieutenant or above who has, prior to June 8, 1984, earned equivalent time off with pay shall use such time within five years of said date. Failure of any such officer to do so shall result in loss of such time.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 54; 1969, P.A. 658, S. 14; P.A. 73-432, S. 1, 2; P.A. 74-204, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 486, 610; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-23, S. 1, 3; P.A. 84-419, S. 1, 2; P.A. 88-1, S. 3, 13; P.A. 11-51, S. 134.)

History: 1969 act added overtime provisions to section and requirements re workweek; P.A. 73-432 added Subsecs. (b) and (c) re policemen in executive, administrative or professional capacity and compensation for service time accumulated before May 30, 1973; P.A. 74-204 added Subsec. (a)(2) re police service at road construction sites; P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioners of finance and control and state police with secretary of the office of policy and management and commissioner of public safety, respectively, and made state police department a division within the department of public safety with changes re state police becoming effective January 1, 1979; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-23 amended Subsec. (b), providing that the commissioner and deputy commissioner of public safety are ineligible for compensatory time; P.A. 84-419 amended Subsec. (b), requiring officers of the rank of lieutenant or above to take compensation time in accordance with the state management personnel policy and amended Subsec. (c), requiring lieutenants and above to use accumulated compensation time within five years of June 8, 1984, or lose such time; P.A. 88-1 eliminated involvement of secretary of the office of policy and management in determination of reimbursement rate paid to division of state police, by private contractors, for police services at highway construction sites; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Commissioner of Public Safety” and “Department of Public Safety” were changed editorially by the Revisors to “Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection” and “Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection”, respectively, effective July 1, 2011.

Cited. 162 C. 334.

Sec. 5-247. Sick leave. Credit on reemployment. Collection of benefits while otherwise employed on full-time basis prohibited. (a) Each appointing authority shall grant, on account of illness or injury, to each full-time employee in a permanent position in the state service who has furnished satisfactory proof of such illness or injury, such sick leave with pay as has accrued to his credit at the rate of one and one-quarter working days for each completed calendar month of continuous full-time service which may be computed on an hourly basis. Hourly computation of sick leave shall not diminish benefit entitlement. On or before October 1, 1980, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, concerning the accrual, prorating and granting of sick leave with pay to other employees in the state service and extending sick leave with pay or with part pay for longer periods to full-time permanent employees disabled through illness or injury. A general worker employed in a position by the Department of Developmental Services as a self-advocate, not to exceed eleven such general workers, shall be eligible for prorated sick leave, in accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to this section. Each such employee who retires under the provisions of chapter 66 shall be compensated, effective as of the date of his retirement, at the rate of one-fourth of such employee’s salary for sick leave accrued to his credit as of his last day on the active payroll up to a maximum payment equivalent to sixty days’ pay. Such payment for accumulated sick leave shall not be included in computing retirement income and shall be charged by the State Comptroller to the department, agency or institution in which the employee worked.

(b) Any state employee who resigns from state service in good standing and who is reemployed within one year from the date of his resignation shall be credited with the amount of sick leave accrued to his credit on the effective date of his resignation.

(c) Sick leave accruals earned by employees in the unclassified service, in accordance with administrative practice or internal departmental regulations similar to those governing the classified service, prior to June 30, 1967, and which can be verified by written attendance records and which have not been used, remain to the credit of such employees for use for the purpose for which they were granted or for payment on retirement, as provided in subsection (a) of this section, as the case may be.

(d) Any state employee who is collecting sick leave benefits under the provisions of this section shall not be otherwise employed on a full-time basis during the sick leave period. Sick leave benefits shall be denied for any day, during such period, on which any such employee performs full-time employment for another employer. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the procedures of chapter 54, to enforce the requirements of this subsection.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 55; 1969, P.A. 658, S. 15; P.A. 73-462, S. 1, 3; P.A. 74-217, S. 1, 4; P.A. 77-614, S. 67, 610; P.A. 79-529, S. 1; 79-621, S. 18, 24; P.A. 80-57, S. 1; 80-342, S. 1, 2; 80-483, S. 157, 186; P.A. 82-442, S. 1; P.A. 83-9; P.A. 96-168, S. 17, 34; P.A. 07-217, S. 12; P.A. 12-197, S. 50.)

History: 1969 act removed 120-day limit on sick leave accrual but limited payments based on sick leave accrual at retirement to maximum of 60 days’ pay and added Subsec. (c) re sick leave accrual by unclassified employees; P.A. 73-462 replaced “regulations ... prior to June 30, 1967” with reference to departmental policy included in terms of employment prior to July 1, 1972, in Subsec. (c); P.A. 74-217 restored language of 1969 act, thereby voiding 1973 amendment provided records of accruals can be verified; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 79-529 excluded sick leave payments from wages subject to social security contributions; P.A. 79-621 replaced day basis for computation of sick leave with hourly basis provided benefit entitlement not diminished; P.A. 80-57 added reference to payments upon retirement equivalent to 60 days of sick leave in Subsec. (a); P.A. 80-342 amended Subsec. (a) to require that regulations be in accordance with chapter 54 on or after October 1, 1980; P.A. 80-483 made technical changes; P.A. 82-442 added Subsec. (d) to preclude state employees who are receiving sick pay from working another full-time job during the sick leave period; P.A. 83-9 amended Subsec. (a) to remove the provisions which had excluded sick leave payments from wages for which social security contributions are made, in accordance with changes in federal requirements; P.A. 96-168 amended Subsec. (a) to make technical change eliminating reference to 420 hours of maximum payment for sick leave, effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 07-217 made a technical change in Subsec. (c), effective July 12, 2007; P.A. 12-197 amended Subsec. (a) by adding provision re sick leave for general workers employed by Department of Developmental Services, effective June 15, 2012.

Subsec. (a):

Cited. 179 C. 184. Hourly calculation of sick leave authorized by section may not operate to reduce the total number of days of sick leave that an employee has earned and consequently plaintiffs were entitled to the number of days of sick leave previously earned, despite an increase in the number of hours in their standard work day. 249 C. 693.

Sec. 5-247a. Payment for accumulated sick leave for retiring state teachers. Any state employee who opted for membership in the teachers’ retirement system pursuant to chapter 167a and who retires under the provisions of said chapter shall be compensated, effective as of the date of his date of retirement, at the rate of one-fourth of such employee’s salary for sick leave accrued to his credit as of his last day on the active payroll, up to a maximum payment equivalent to sixty days’ pay. Such payment for accumulated sick leave shall not be included in computing retirement income and shall be charged by the State Comptroller to the department, agency or institution in which the employee worked.

(P.A. 87-467, S. 1, 2; P.A. 96-168, S. 18, 34.)

History: P.A. 87-467 effective July 1, 1988; P.A. 96-168 made technical change by deleting reference to a maximum of 420 hours of sick leave credit, effective July 1, 1996.

Sec. 5-247b. Sick leave. Use by blind or disabled employees for assistance dog training. Each appointing authority shall grant to each full-time employee in a permanent position in the state service or full-time employee of a quasi-public agency who (1) is blind or physically disabled, and (2) has been employed for at least twelve consecutive months, the use of accumulated paid sick leave, not to exceed fifteen days, to participate in training conducted by a guide dog organization or assistance dog organization, provided such organization is a member of a professional association of guide dog or assistance dog schools, to prepare the employee to handle a guide dog or assistance dog for the employee’s own use. The appointing authority may require up to seven days’ advance notice of an employee’s intention to use such leave and may require the employee to provide reasonable documentation that such leave is being taken for the purpose permitted under this section.

(P.A. 08-4, S. 1.)

Sec. 5-248. Leaves of absence. Reinstatement upon withdrawal of resignation. (a) An appointing authority may, with the approval of the Commissioner of Administrative Services, grant a leave of absence with full pay, part pay or without pay, subject to the regulations issued by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, to any employee in the classified service for a period not exceeding one year. Such leave may be extended beyond one year by an appointing authority, provided such action shall be approved by the Commissioner of Administrative Services. In the granting of a leave of absence without pay, the appointing authority shall notify the employee and the Commissioner of Administrative Services whether the position will be held awaiting the employee’s return or whether reinstatement will be dependent upon whether or not a suitable vacancy is available. A leave of absence with full or part pay may be granted only for educational purposes in order to enable an employee to study or receive technical training which will increase his proficiency in his position or for such other purpose as may be specified by the Commissioner of Administrative Services to be in the best interests of the state.

(b) Any employee who shall enter the armed forces as specified in section 5-255 shall be entitled to a leave of absence without pay for the time served in such service, plus ninety additional days.

(c) Any full-time permanent employee in the state service who is a member of the armed forces of the state or of any reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and is required to undergo field training therein shall, for the period not exceeding three calendar weeks of such field training, be entitled to a leave of absence with pay in addition to his annual vacation. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent any such employee from attending ordered annual field training while on regularly scheduled vacation if he so desires.

(d) Any full-time permanent employee in the state service who qualifies to be a member of a team recognized by the United States Olympic Committee shall, upon written application and with the approval of his appointing authority, be entitled to a leave of absence with pay, and with his position held, for a period not exceeding ninety days after so qualifying in order to compete in Olympic games sponsored by the International Olympic Committee.

(e) When any employee has been on authorized leave of absence without his position being held and is ready to report for duty when a position is available, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall refer the name of the employee to an appointing authority for possible reinstatement to a position in a class in which the employee has attained permanent status. The employee may be reinstated at the discretion of the appointing authority, provided no other employee has rights to the position pursuant to subsection (b) of section 5-241.

(f) Any agency may reinstate, without examination, any employee who has resigned in good standing and has withdrawn his resignation within one year to positions in classes in which he has attained permanent status. A classified employee with at least five years of state service appointed to an unclassified position may be granted a leave of absence without pay from the classified service for such length of time as he shall hold such appointive position.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 56; 1969, P.A. 658, S. 16; 1972, P.A. 231, S. 1; P.A. 76-254, S. 8, 11; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 67, 610; P.A. 79-621, S. 19, 24; P.A. 92-165, S. 30, 32; P.A. 93-274, S. 5, 7; P.A. 96-168, S. 16, 32, 34.)

History: 1969 act replaced 15 days with three calendar weeks of field training for which pay is allowed in Subsec. (c); 1972 act deleted phrase concerning withdrawn resignations and placement on reemployment list in Subsec. (d); P.A. 76-254 added Subsec. (e) re withdrawn resignations and reappointment; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner and personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 79-621 amended Subsec. (e) re leaves of absence for classified employees appointed to unclassified position; P.A. 92-165 deleted reference to the provisions of Secs. 5-196(w) and 5-228(d) in Subsec. (e); P.A. 93-274 amended Subsec. (d) to clarify the reinstatement rights of an employee who has been on authorized leave of absence without his position being held and to specify that such employees’ rights are secondary to the rights of employees on the layoff list, effective June 30, 1993; P.A. 96-168 inserted new Subsec. (d) permitting full-time employees to take a leave of absence to compete in Olympic games and relettered former Subsecs. (d) and (e) as Subsecs. (e) and (f) respectively, effective June 4, 1996, and amended Subsec. (e) to rephrase the authority of an agency to reinstate a former employee who resigned in good standing, effective July 1, 1996.

Subsec. (d):

Cited. 170 C. 541.

Sec. 5-248a. Family and medical leave from employment. (a) For purposes of this section, “child” means a biological, adopted or foster child, stepchild, child of whom a person has legal guardianship or custody, or, in the alternative, a child of a person standing in loco parentis, who is (1) under eighteen years of age, or (2) eighteen years of age or older and incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability. Each permanent employee, as defined in subdivision (20) of section 5-196, shall be entitled to a family leave of absence upon the birth or adoption of a child of such employee, or upon the serious illness of a child, spouse or parent of such employee; and a medical leave of absence upon the serious illness of such employee or in order for such employee to serve as an organ or bone marrow donor. The total amount of time that an employee is entitled to for leaves of absence pursuant to this section shall be twenty-four weeks within any two-year period. Any such leave of absence shall be without pay. Upon the expiration of any such leave of absence, the employee shall be entitled (A) to return to the employee’s original job from which the leave of absence was provided or, if not available, to an equivalent position with equivalent pay, except that in the case of a medical leave, if the employee is medically unable to perform the employee’s original job upon the expiration of such leave, the Personnel Division of the Department of Administrative Services shall endeavor to find other suitable work for such employee in state service, and (B) to all accumulated seniority, retirement, fringe benefit and other service credits the employee had at the commencement of such leave. Such service credits shall not accrue during the period of the leave of absence.

(b) The leave of absence benefits granted by this section shall be in addition to any other paid leave benefits and benefits provided under subdivision (7) of subsection (a) of section 46a-60 which are otherwise available to the employee.

(c) Any permanent employee who requests a medical leave of absence due to the employee’s serious illness or a family leave of absence due to the serious illness of a child, spouse or parent pursuant to subsection (a) of this section or a military caregiver leave of absence pursuant to subsection (g) of this section shall be required by the employee’s appointing authority, prior to the inception of such leave, to provide sufficient written certification from the physician of such employee, child, spouse, parent or next of kin of the employee, as appropriate, of the nature of such illness and its probable duration. For the purposes of this section, “serious illness” means an illness, injury, impairment or physical or mental condition that involves (1) inpatient care in a hospital, hospice or residential care facility, or (2) continuing treatment or continuing supervision by a health care provider.

(d) Any permanent employee who requests a medical leave of absence in order to serve as an organ or bone marrow donor pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be required by the employee’s appointing authority, prior to the inception of such leave, to provide sufficient written certification from the physician of such employee of the proposed organ or bone marrow donation and the probable duration of the employee’s recovery period from such donation.

(e) Any permanent employee who requests a family leave of absence pursuant to subsection (a) of this section or a military caregiver leave of absence pursuant to subsection (g) of this section shall submit to the employee’s appointing authority, prior to the inception of such leave, a signed statement of the employee’s intent to return to the employee’s position in state service upon the termination of such leave.

(f) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of section 38a-554, the state shall pay for the continuation of health insurance benefits for the employee during any leave of absence taken pursuant to this section. In order to continue any other health insurance coverages during such leave, the employee shall contribute that portion of the premium the employee would have been required to contribute had the employee remained an active employee during the leave period.

(g) Each permanent employee, as defined in subdivision (20) of section 5-196, who is the spouse, son or daughter, parent or next of kin of a current member of the armed forces, as defined in section 27-103, who is undergoing medical treatment, recuperation or therapy, is otherwise in outpatient status or is on the temporary disability retired list for a serious injury or illness incurred in the line of duty, shall be entitled to a one-time benefit of twenty-six workweeks of leave within a single two-year period for each armed forces member per serious injury or illness incurred in the line of duty.

(h) For purposes of subsection (g) of this section, (1) “next of kin” means the armed forces member’s nearest blood relative, other than the covered armed forces member’s spouse, parent, son or daughter, in the following order of priority: Blood relatives who have been granted legal custody of the armed forces member by court decree or statutory provisions, brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and first cousins, unless the covered armed forces member has specifically designated in writing another blood relative as his or her nearest blood relative for purposes of military caregiver leave, in which case the designated individual shall be deemed to be the covered armed forces member’s next of kin; and (2) “son or daughter” means a biological, adopted, foster child, stepchild, legal ward or a child for whom the eligible employee or armed forces member stood in loco parentis and who is any age.

(P.A. 87-291, S. 1, 3; P.A. 96-140, S. 8, 10; 96-168, S. 24, 34; P.A. 04-95, S. 1; P.A. 06-102, S. 1; 06-196, S. 34; P.A. 09-70, S. 3.)

History: P.A. 87-291, S. 1 effective July 1, 1988; P.A. 96-140 deleted Subsec. (f) re annual report of use of leaves of absence, effective January 1, 1997; P.A. 96-168 made technical change in Subsec. (a) by changing reference to “subsection (s)” to “subdivision (21)”, effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 04-95 amended Subsec. (a)(2) to authorize medical leaves of absence from work for organ or bone marrow donation, added new Subsec. (d) to require physician certification of proposed organ or bone marrow donation and probable duration of recovery period from such donation, and redesignated existing Subsecs. (d) and (e) as new Subsecs. (e) and (f); P.A. 06-102 amended Subsec. (a) to define “child”, delete individual maximums re family leave and medical leave and provide that the maximum amount of leaves pursuant to section shall be 24 weeks within any two-year period, and make technical changes; P.A. 06-196 made a technical change in Subsec. (a), effective June 7, 2006; P.A. 09-70 added Subsec. (g) re additional leave for permanent employees in the case of armed forces members who were seriously injured or became ill in the line of duty and Subsec. (h) defining “next of kin” and “son or daughter” and made conforming changes in Subsecs. (c) and (e), effective May 27, 2009.

Sec. 5-248b. Regulations. Family and medical leave from employment. On or before July 1, 1988, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, which establish procedures and guidelines necessary to implement the provisions of section 5-248a, including but not limited to procedures for the periodic reporting by state agencies to the commissioner of their current experience with leaves of absence taken pursuant to said section. Such regulations may be adopted by the commissioner prior to July 1, 1988, but may not take effect prior to that date.

(P.A. 87-291, S. 2, 3.)

Sec. 5-248c. Voluntary schedule reduction program. (a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services, in conjunction with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, shall implement a voluntary schedule reduction program under which permanent state employees may, with the approval of their appointing authority, take unpaid leave consisting of individual prescheduled days or partial days off, without loss of seniority, benefits, longevity, retirement credit, sick leave, vacation or earned overtime accumulation.

(b) Any unpaid leave taken pursuant to this section shall not be construed to affect an employee’s qualifications for exemption under chapter 558.

(c) The Commissioner of Administrative Services, in conjunction with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section.

(P.A. 94-199, S. 1, 2.)

History: P.A. 94-199 effective June 9, 1994.

Section immaterial to plaintiff’s claim for a “work when able” schedule because it contemplates the granting of prescheduled days off. 57 CA 767.

Secs. 5-248d to 5-248h. Reserved for future use.

Sec. 5-248i. Telecommuting and work-at-home programs. (a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall, within available appropriations, develop and implement guidelines, in cooperation with interested employee organizations, as defined in subsection (d) of section 5-270, authorizing telecommuting and work-at-home programs for state employees. Such guidelines shall be designed to achieve the following goals: (1) Increase worker efficiency and productivity; (2) benefit the environment; and (3) reduce traffic congestion. The guidelines of the telecommuting or work-at-home program and determination of whether an employment position is appropriate for such program shall not be subject to collective bargaining under the provisions of chapter 68.

(b) Any employee of a state agency may be authorized either by the head of such state agency or, for any employee of the legislative branch, by the executive director of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, or his or her designated representative, to participate in a telecommuting or work-at-home assignment. Approval of such assignment may be granted only where it is determined to be in compliance with the guidelines developed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. Any assignment shall be on a temporary basis only, and may be terminated as required by agency operating needs. Each state agency shall provide the Department of Administrative Services with a copy of any telecommuting or work-at-home program arrangement that it authorizes for any employee of such agency.

(c) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall include in the annual report required under section 5-204 the extent of use by employees of the programs provided pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of this section.

(P.A. 96-168, S. 20–22, 34; P.A. 10-169, S. 1; P.A. 12-205, S. 21.)

History: P.A. 96-168 effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 10-169 amended Subsec. (a) by requiring development and implementation of guidelines within available appropriations, replacing provision re cost effective arrangements with provisions re guideline goals and removing guidelines and determination of whether employee is appropriate for program from collective bargaining, amended Subsec. (b) by replacing provisions re approval of appointing authority and Commissioner of Administrative Services with provisions re who may authorize program participation, replacing provision re approval if determined to be cost effective with provision re approval if in compliance with guidelines, replacing provision re 6-month assignment period with provision re termination of assignment and adding requirement to provide copy of program arrangement, and amended Subsec. (c) by requiring report to committee having cognizance of matters relating to government administration, effective July 1, 2010; P.A. 12-205 amended Subsec. (c) to replace provision re annual report with provision requiring extent of use reporting to be included in report under Sec. 5-204 and add reference to “programs” re use by employees, effective July 1, 2012.

Sec. 5-248j. Participation in Big Brothers and Big Sisters program. (a)(1) On and after June 1, 1998, each full-time employee in a permanent position in the state service, who is not represented by a collective bargaining representative, who worked at least one full calendar year, shall be granted one week of additional annual vacation, with pay, based upon such employee’s normal work schedule for each calendar year that such employee is a Big Brother or Big Sister in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program. The first year period shall be measured annually from September, 1998. In no event shall an individual receive more than one week of vacation for the period from September, 1998, through December 31, 1999. (2) On and after January 1, 1999, each full-time employee in a permanent position in the state service, who is not represented by a collective bargaining representative, or who is in a participating collective bargaining unit, who worked at least one full year measured annually from the first full month of participation by such employee in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program, shall be granted one week of additional annual vacation, with pay, based upon such employee’s normal work schedule for each full year that such employee is a Big Brother or Big Sister in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program. In no event shall an employee receive more than one week of vacation for any one full year of participation in the program. (3) The Big Brothers and Big Sisters program shall provide a list to the state of the employees who are certified as eligible under this program within one month of full acceptance into the program and shall certify to the state the names of the employees who have completed a year of full participation in the program as a Big Brother or Big Sister. If such an employee does not participate for the full year or does not satisfy the expected regular time commitments, no additional vacation time shall be granted. The decision to grant the additional vacation time shall be subject to approval by the Office of Policy and Management and shall not be subject to appeal under section 5-202 or under any collectively bargained agreement. The regulations regarding the utilization of vacation shall govern the utilization of the additional time earned hereunder.

(b) Big Brothers and Big Sisters shall be totally responsible for all elements of their program. No activities performed by state employees with Big Brothers and Big Sisters shall be on state time and such activities shall be outside of the scope of their employment.

(c) Any collective bargaining representative of state employees may agree to have their members participate in the program. Such participation may commence upon execution of an agreement between state of Connecticut, acting through the Office of Labor Relations, and the collective bargaining representative indicating the representative’s acceptance of the terms and conditions of this section. No variation of the terms and conditions may be granted without legislative approval pursuant to section 5-278. Such matter is not subject to the grievance and arbitration procedure or interest arbitration.

(P.A. 98-257, S. 1, 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-1, S. 33, 51; P.A. 00-112, S. 1, 5.)

History: P.A. 98-257 effective June 11, 1998; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-1 amended Subsec. (a) to delete provision that the year period shall be measured annually from September first of each year and substitute provisions that the first year period shall be measured annually from September 1998, that effective January 1, 1999, the year period shall be measured annually from January first of each year and that in no event shall an individual receive more than one week of vacation for the period from September, 1998, through December 31, 1999, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 00-112 amended Subsec. (a) to designate existing language as Subdivs. (1) and (3), delete provision re measurement of period from January first of each year, add Subdiv. (2) re participation in program and make technical changes, effective May 26, 2000.

Sec. 5-249. Leave for volunteer fire, ambulance, specialized disaster relief and canine search and rescue services. (a) Any state employee who is an active volunteer firefighter or member of a volunteer ambulance service or company (1) may, with the authorization of such employee’s appointing authority, be permitted to leave work in order to respond to fire calls or ambulance calls during such employee’s regular hours of employment without loss of pay, vacation time, sick leave or earned overtime accumulation, or (2) shall be permitted to respond to such calls prior to reporting for work without such prior authorization and without loss of pay, vacation time, sick leave or earned overtime accumulation, provided in either case, if requested by such employee’s appointing authority, such employee submits a written statement from the chief of the volunteer fire department or the medical director or chief administrator of the volunteer ambulance service or company verifying that such employee responded to a fire or ambulance call and specifying the date, time and duration of such response.

(b) Any state employee who is a certified disaster service volunteer of the American Red Cross may, with the authorization of such employee’s supervisor, be granted a leave not to exceed fifteen working days in each year to participate in specialized disaster relief services for the American Red Cross, upon the request of the American Red Cross, without loss of pay, vacation time, sick leave or earned overtime accumulation.

(c) Any state employee who is an active volunteer firefighter or member of a volunteer ambulance service or company may, with the authorization of such employee’s appointing authority, be allowed to attend training sessions or drills during such employee’s regular hours of employment without loss of pay, overtime accumulation or sick leave.

(d) Any state employee who is an active member of a volunteer canine search and rescue team (1) may, with the authorization of such employee’s supervisor, be permitted to leave work in order to respond to search or rescue calls during such employee’s regular hours of employment without loss of pay, vacation time, sick leave or earned overtime accumulation, or (2) shall be permitted to respond to such calls prior to reporting for work without such prior authorization and without loss of pay, vacation time, sick leave or earned overtime accumulation, provided in either case, if requested by such employee’s supervisor, such employee submits a written statement from the chief of the police or fire department verifying that such employee responded to a search or rescue call and specifying the date, time and duration of such response. As used in this subsection, “volunteer canine search and rescue team” means an individual and a dog (A) appropriately trained and certified to engage in search and rescue operations by a nonprofit canine search and rescue organization that is a member of the National Association of Search and Rescue, or its successor organization, and (B) who jointly engage in such operations at the request of a police or fire department and provide services without compensation.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 57; 1969, P.A. 523; P.A. 89-379, S. 2; P.A. 95-243, S. 4; P.A. 03-249, S. 1; P.A. 04-241, S. 1; P.A. 07-3, S. 1.)

History: 1969 act deleted requirements that residency and employment location be in town where employee is volunteer in order for him to have leave to answer calls during work hours; P.A. 89-379 added Subsec. (b) allowing state employees a leave of absence to participate in specialized disaster relief services for the American Red Cross; P.A. 95-243 in Subsec. (a) deleted reference to “fireman” and substituted “firefighter” and added a new Subsec. (c) to allow firefighters to attend training sessions or drills without the loss of pay, overtime accumulation or sick leave; P.A. 03-249 amended Subsec. (a) by designating existing provisions as Subdiv. (1), adding “leave work in order to” and making technical changes for the purpose of gender neutrality therein, and adding new Subdiv. (2) authorizing volunteer firefighters and ambulance personnel to respond to emergency calls prior to reporting for work without prior authorization, and made technical changes for the purpose of gender neutrality in Subsecs. (b) and (c); P.A. 04-241 added Subsec. (d) re leave benefits and protections for state employees who are active members of volunteer canine search and rescue teams and defining “volunteer canine search and rescue team”; P.A. 07-3 amended Subsec. (b) by increasing leave period from 14 days to 15 working days.

See Sec. 4-58a re mutual aid fire pacts between state institutions and municipalities.

Sec. 5-250. Vacations. Personal leave. (a) Each appointing authority shall grant to each full-time employee in a permanent position in the state service, who has worked at least one full calendar year, an annual vacation with pay of twenty-one consecutive calendar days or its equivalent. Each such employee who has completed twenty years of service shall be entitled to one day for each additional year up to twenty-five years of service, and each such employee with twenty-five or more years of service shall be entitled to not more than twenty days’ vacation, subject to regulations issued by the Commissioner of Administrative Services. The Commissioner of Administrative Services may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, concerning the accrual, prorating and granting of vacation leave with pay as required. Computation of such vacation leave may be made on an hourly basis. Hourly computation of vacation leave shall not diminish benefit entitlement.

(b) An appointing authority may permit a full-time permanent employee in the state service to accumulate vacation days with pay up to a maximum of one hundred twenty vacation days, subject to regulations issued by the Commissioner of Administrative Services.

(c) In addition to annual vacation, each appointing authority shall grant to each full-time permanent employee in the state service three days of personal leave of absence with pay in each calendar year. Personal leave of absence shall be for the purpose of conducting private affairs, including observance of religious holidays, and shall not be deducted from vacation or sick leave credits. Personal leave of absence days not taken in a calendar year shall not be accumulated.

(d) Vacation accruals earned by employees in the unclassified service, in accordance with administrative practice or internal departmental policy, which accrual practice or policy was included, by the appointing authority, in the terms of employment on the basis of which such employees were employed prior to July 1, 1972, and which accruals have not been used and which can be verified by written attendance records, remain to the credit of such employees for use as vacation time or for payment as provided in section 5-252, as the case may be.

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a general worker employed in a position by the Department of Developmental Services as a self-advocate, not to exceed eleven such general workers, shall be eligible for prorated vacation and personal leave.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 58; 1969, P.A. 658, S. 17; P.A. 73-462, S. 2, 3; P.A. 74-217, S. 2, 4; P.A. 76-254, S. 9, 11; P.A. 77-614, S. 67, 610; P.A. 79-621, S. 20, 24; P.A. 80-57, S. 2; P.A. 96-168, S. 19, 34; P.A. 12-197, S. 51.)

History: 1969 act substituted “vacation” days for “calendar” days in Subsec. (b) and added Subsec. (d) re vacation accruals of unclassified employees; P.A. 73-462 replaced “regulations ... prior to June 30, 1967” with reference to departmental policy included in terms of employment prior to July 1, 1972; P.A. 74-217 required verification of accruals by written attendance records; P.A. 76-254 included permanent part-time employees in provision for prorating vacation for less than full year’s service; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 79-621 changed day basis for accrual to hourly basis provided there is no diminishment of entitlement; P.A. 80-57 amended Subsec. (a) to make computation of vacation leave on hourly basis optional rather than mandatory substituting “may” for “shall” and added day equivalencies accordingly; P.A. 96-168 amended Subsec. (a) to make a technical change deleting the reference to “seven additional hours” and “one hundred forty hours” in specifying the amount of extra time earned after 20 years of service, effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 12-197 added Subsec. (e) re general workers employed by Department of Developmental Services, effective June 15, 2012.

Subsec. (a):

Hourly calculation of vacation leave authorized by section may not operate to reduce the total number of days of vacation leave that an employee has earned and consequently plaintiffs were entitled to the number of days of vacation leave previously earned, despite an increase in the number of hours in their standard work day. 249 C. 693.

Subsec. (c):

“Day” of personal leave represents an entire twenty-four-hour period for which a state employee elects not to work, but, nonetheless, is paid. 267 C. 255. Legislature’s use of terms “day” and “holiday” reflects its intent that employees shall be compensated for leave commensurate with their scheduled hours during the calendar day. Id.

Sec. 5-251. Accrual of sick leave and vacation credits while receiving compensation. Any state employee receiving compensation benefits in accordance with section 5-142 or 5-143 shall continue to accrue sick leave credits as provided in section 5-247 and vacation credits as provided in section 5-250 for the first twelve months of any such period of compensation in accordance with regulations issued by the Commissioner of Administrative Services.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 59; P.A. 77-614, S. 67, 610.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services.

Sec. 5-252. Payment for accrued vacation time on leaving state service. Any state employee leaving state service shall receive a lump sum payment for accrued vacation time as prescribed under rules and regulations to be promulgated by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, which rules and regulations shall be approved by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.

(1967, P.A. 363, S. 7; P.A. 77-614, S. 116, 610.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services and required that regulations be approved by secretary of the office of policy and management.

Sec. 5-253. Payment for extra hours of work and accumulated vacation allowance on death. Upon the death of any state employee, a lump sum payment shall be made (a) for equivalent time off due him for authorized extra hours of work credited to the employee in accordance with existing personnel regulations and (b) for all of the employee’s accumulated vacation allowance which shall be an amount equal to the salary which he would have received had he remained in the service until the expiration of such vacation period. Such payment shall be made upon the establishment of a valid claim therefor, in the following order of precedence: First, to the surviving beneficiary or beneficiaries, if any, lawfully designated by the employee under the state employees retirement system; second, if there is no such designated beneficiary, to the estate of the deceased.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 61; P.A. 74-65, S. 1, 2.)

History: P.A. 74-65 specified that payment be lump sum payment.

Sec. 5-254. Holidays. (a) Each full-time permanent employee in the state service shall be granted time off with pay for any legal holiday. A general worker employed in a position by the Department of Developmental Services as a self-advocate, not to exceed eleven such general workers, shall be granted time off with pay for any legal holiday that falls on a day that the general worker is regularly scheduled to work and provided the pay shall be for the number of hours the general worker would have been scheduled to work. If a legal holiday falls on a Saturday, employees shall be granted equivalent time off on the Friday immediately preceding such Saturday or given another day off in lieu thereof. The Commissioner of Administrative Services may issue regulations governing the granting of holiday time to other employees in the state service, which regulations shall be approved by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.

(b) Any employee in the state service compensated on an hourly or per diem basis shall be entitled to time off with pay commensurate with any time granted by order of the Governor to salaried employees with pay.

(c) No state employee whose duties are not directly concerned with the business of the General Assembly shall be required to work any legal holiday solely by reason of the convening of the General Assembly on such day.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 60; P.A. 77-614, S. 117, 610; P.A. 12-197, S. 52.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services and required that regulations be approved by secretary of the office of policy and management; P.A. 12-197 amended Subsec. (a) by adding provision re general workers employed by Department of Developmental Services, effective June 15, 2012.

See Sec. 1-4 re designated legal holidays.

Subsec. (a):

Legislature’s use of terms “day” and “holiday” reflects its intent that employees shall be compensated for leave commensurate with their scheduled hours during the calendar day. 267 C. 255.

Sec. 5-255. Reinstatement of state employees after service in armed forces. Term of employment to include military service. (a) Any employee who leaves or had left the state service for the purpose of entering the armed forces of the United States shall be reinstated in his former position and duties, provided, within ninety days after he has received a certificate of satisfactory service from the armed forces, he makes or has made application for return to the state service. The terms of employment in the service of the state shall be construed to include, in the case of such employee, the period of his leave from state service. The appointing authority of any state agency in which such employee is reinstated shall certify in writing to the Commissioner of Administrative Services that such employee is able and qualified to perform the work required and that there is work available for him. In considering the factor of availability of work, the state shall replace by the returning employee any employee, junior in service, who was employed for the purpose of filling the position vacated by such returning employee. This section shall not apply to any state employee who because of voluntary reenlistment has been absent from such state service for a period of more than three years in addition to war service or compulsory service and the ninety-day period hereinbefore provided for.

(b) The term of employment in the service of the state shall be construed to include, in the case of a veteran, the term of war service of such veteran, and all records of the state which show the length of service in the employment of the state of any such veteran shall be maintained so as to show the length of such war service and the total of such employment service and war service.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 62; 1969, P.A. 658, S. 18; P.A. 73-675, S. 3, 44; P.A. 75-568, S. 4, 45; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610; P.A. 83-316, S. 1, 2.)

History: 1969 act amended Subsec. (c) to include leave for armed forces service as employment in state service; P.A. 73-675 replaced highway fund with transportation fund in Subsec. (b), effective July 1, 1974; P.A. 75-568 deleted reference in Subsec. (b) to payment from general or transportation fund, reflecting merger of the two; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services; P.A. 83-316 deleted former Subsecs. (a) and (b) which stated that in time of war, any permanent employee or person continuously employed by the state for not less than a year, who is employed by the state at the time of entry for more than 60 days into the U.S. armed forces or active state military or naval service, shall be paid $100 by the state after such 60 days, and which directed the comptroller to draw his order on the treasurer in payment of such amount, relettering remaining Subsecs. accordingly.

Sec. 5-256. Service to counties, agricultural extension offices, state college bookstores, Hartford Bridge Authority and municipal courts included in term of state service. (a) The term of employment in state service shall be construed to include, in the case of a county employee taken into state service pursuant to the express provisions of the general statutes, or in the case of a former county employee who subsequently was appointed to a position in the state service, or in the case of a former clerical employee in a county agricultural extension office when such service was sponsored by the county farm bureau or county agricultural extension council who subsequently was appointed in the state service, or in the case of a former employee of a bookstore at a state college or other state institution of higher education, the operation and management of which has been assumed by the state, and who subsequently was appointed to a position in the state service, the term of his county service or extension office service or state college bookstore service or bookstore service at any other state institution of higher education on an equivalent basis, upon receipt of data satisfactory to the Commissioner of Administrative Services showing the time such employee worked for such county or extension office or state college bookstore service or bookstore service at any other state institution of higher education. All records of the state which show the length of service in the employment of the state of any such former county or extension office or state college bookstore or bookstore of any other state institution of higher education employee shall be maintained to show the length of such county or extension office or state college bookstore service or bookstore service at any other state institution of higher education and the total of state service and county or extension office or state college bookstore service or bookstore service at any other state institution of higher education.

(b) The term of employment in state service shall be construed to include, in the case of a Hartford Bridge Authority employee taken into state service pursuant to the express provisions of the general statutes, the term of his service with the Hartford Bridge Authority on an equivalent basis, upon receipt of data satisfactory to the Commissioner of Administrative Services showing the time such employee worked for such bridge authority. All records of the state which show the length of service in the employment of the state of any such former bridge authority employee shall be maintained to show the length of such bridge authority service and the total of state service and bridge authority service.

(c) The term of employment in state service shall be construed to include, in the case of an employee or part-time or intermittent employee of a state, municipal, city, police, justice or traffic court taken into state service in the Circuit Court, the term of his service with such state, municipal, city, police, justice or traffic court on an equivalent basis, upon receipt of data satisfactory to the Commissioner of Administrative Services showing the time such employee worked for such state, municipal, city, police, justice or traffic court. All records of the state which show the length of service in the employment of the state of any such former state, municipal, city, police, justice or traffic court employee shall be maintained to show the length of such former service and the total of state service and state, municipal, city, police, justice or traffic court service.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 63; 1969, P.A. 437, S. 1; 658, S. 19; P.A. 73-613; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610.)

History: 1969 acts added Subsec. (c) re state, municipal, city, police, justice and traffic court employees’ credit for service and amended Subsec. (a) to include former county extension service employees and former county employees not necessarily taken into state service by express provisions of statute; P.A. 73-613 amended Subsec. (a) to include various college bookstore employees entering state service by virtue of state’s assuming store management; P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services.

Sec. 5-257. Group life insurance. (a)(1) The Comptroller, with the approval of the Attorney General and the Insurance Commissioner, may revise the group insurance plan for employees of the state by amendment of any existing group life insurance policy or policies or by procuring from one or more life insurance companies authorized to do business in Connecticut a policy or policies of group life insurance covering employees of the state. Each employee in active state service shall be eligible for insurance under this section, provided the employee has completed more than six months’ continuous state service, and each member of the General Assembly shall be eligible for insurance under this section six months after taking office. On and after July 1, 2005, no employee or member shall be eligible for a group life insurance policy under this section as both a retiree and an active employee or member, except that an employee, member or retiree may maintain any policy issued under this section, in such manner as may be provided in the policy, if the policy was in effect on June 30, 2005.

(2) Any such group policy may provide that each employee or member of the General Assembly eligible for insurance under the policy shall become insured on the date the employee or member becomes eligible unless the employee or member declines the insurance in such manner as may be provided in the policy.

(b) The amount of life insurance for any employee or member of the General Assembly insured under this section shall be based on the employee’s or member’s yearly gross compensation rate in accordance with the following schedule:

SCHEDULE OF GROUP LIFE INSURANCE

CLASS

Yearly Gross
Compensation

Base Amount
Of Life
Insurance

       

1

Less than

$ 4,500

$ 8,000

2

$ 4,500 but less than

$ 5,500

$ 9,000

3

$ 5,500 but less than

$ 6,500

$10,000

4

$ 6,500 but less than

$ 7,500

$11,000

5

$ 7,500 but less than

$ 8,500

$12,000

6

$ 8,500 but less than

$ 9,500

$13,000

7

$ 9,500 but less than

$10,500

$14,000

8

$10,500 but less than

$11,500

$15,000

9

$11,500 but less than

$12,500

$16,000

10

$12,500 but less than

$13,500

$17,000

11

$13,500 but less than

$14,500

$18,000

12

$14,500 but less than

$15,500

$19,000

13

$15,500 but less than

$16,500

$20,000

14

$16,500 but less than

$17,500

$21,000

15

$17,500 but less than

$18,500

$22,000

16

$18,500 but less than

$19,500

$23,000

17

$19,500 but less than

$20,500

$24,000

18

$20,500 but less than

$21,500

$25,000

19

$21,500 but less than

$22,500

$26,000

20

$22,500 but less than

$23,500

$27,000

21

$23,500 but less than

$24,500

$28,000

22

$24,500 but less than

$25,500

$29,000

23

$25,500 but less than

$26,500

$30,000

24

$26,500 but less than

$27,500

$31,000

25

$27,500 but less than

$28,500

$32,000

26

$28,500 but less than

$29,500

$33,000

27

$29,500 but less than

$30,500

$34,000

28

$30,500 but less than

$31,500

$35,000

29

$31,500 but less than

$32,500

$36,000

30

$32,500 but less than

$33,500

$37,000

31

$33,500 and over

$38,000

Notwithstanding the preceding schedule, the life insurance amounts for any employee who is not included in any prevailing bargaining unit contract and whose yearly gross compensation rate is $33,500 or more shall be based on the following schedule:

SCHEDULE OF GROUP LIFE INSURANCE

CLASS

Yearly Gross
Compensation

Base Amount
Of Life
Insurance

       

31

$33,500 but less than

$34,500

$38,000

32

$34,500 but less than

$35,500

$39,000

33

$35,500 but less than

$36,500

$40,000

34

$36,500 but less than

$37,500

$41,000

35

$37,500 but less than

$38,500

$42,000

36

$38,500 but less than

$39,500

$43,000

37

$39,500 but less than

$40,500

$44,000

38

$40,500 but less than

$41,500

$45,000

39

$41,500 but less than

$42,500

$46,000

40

$42,500 but less than

$43,500

$47,000

41

$43,500 but less than

$44,500

$48,000

42

$44,500 but less than

$45,500

$49,000

43

$45,500 but less than

$46,500

$50,000

44

$46,500 but less than

$47,500

$51,000

45

$47,500 but less than

$48,500

$52,000

46

$48,500 but less than

$49,500

$53,000

47

$49,500 but less than

$50,500

$54,000

48

$50,500 but less than

$51,500

$55,000

49

$51,500 but less than

$52,500

$56,000

50

$52,500 but less than

$53,500

$57,000

51

$53,500 but less than

$54,500

$58,000

52

$54,500 but less than

$55,500

$59,000

53

$55,500 but less than

$56,500

$60,000

54

$56,500 but less than

$57,500

$61,000

55

$57,500 but less than

$58,500

$62,000

56

$58,500 but less than

$59,500

$63,000

57

$59,500 but less than

$60,500

$64,000

58

$60,500 but less than

$61,500

$65,000

59

$61,500 but less than

$62,500

$66,000

60

$62,500 but less than

$63,500

$67,000

61

$63,500 but less than

$64,500

$68,000

62

$64,500 but less than

$65,500

$69,000

63

$65,500 but less than

$66,500

$70,000

64

$66,500 but less than

$67,500

$71,000

65

$67,500 but less than

$68,500

$72,000

66

$68,500 but less than

$69,500

$73,000

67

$69,500 but less than

$70,500

$74,000

68

$70,500 but less than

$71,500

$75,000

69

$71,500 but less than

$72,500

$76,000

70

$72,500 but less than

$73,500

$77,000

71

$73,500 but less than

$74,500

$78,000

72

$74,500 but less than

$75,500

$79,000

73

$75,500 but less than

$76,500

$80,000

74

$76,500 but less than

$77,500

$81,000

75

$77,500 but less than

$78,500

$82,000

76

$78,500 but less than

$79,500

$83,000

77

$79,500 but less than

$80,500

$84,000

78

$80,500 and over

$85,000

Any increase in the amount of life insurance arising from an increase in compensation shall take effect on the first day of April or the first day of October, whichever date first occurs following the day preceding the date on which the increase in compensation shall become effective, except that increases of life insurance arising from retroactive salary increases shall take effect on the first day of April or October subsequent to the approval date of such increases, but no reduction in the amount of life insurance shall be required on account of a reduction in compensation. For the purposes of this section, yearly gross compensation shall consist only of payments to an employee on the basis of allocation of his position to the compensation schedule and shall not include overtime payments, longevity payments pursuant to section 5-213, lump-sum payments for outstandingly meritorious service or one-time bonus payments pursuant to subsection (d) of section 5-210. In the case of hourly workers, yearly gross compensation shall be computed on the basis of scheduled required work hours. In the case of members of the General Assembly yearly gross compensation shall be the compensation established in section 2-8.

(c) Each employee and each member of the General Assembly insured under subsection (b) of this section shall contribute to the cost of the life insurance a sum equal to twenty cents biweekly for each thousand dollars of life insurance. The State Comptroller shall deduct such amount from the employees’ or members’ pay and shall pay the premiums on such policy or policies. Any dividends or other refunds or rate credits shall inure to the benefit of the state and shall be applied to the cost of such insurance.

(d) The insurance of any employee insured under this section shall cease on termination of employment, and of any member of the General Assembly at the end of such member’s term of office, subject to any conversion privilege provided in the group life insurance policy or policies. Notwithstanding any provision of this section, the amounts of life insurance of insured employees retired in accordance with any retirement plan for state employees shall be as follows: The amount of life insurance of an insured employee retired before, on or after July 1, 1998, with twenty-five or more years of state service, as defined in subdivision (25) of section 5-196, or a member of the General Assembly who is retired on or after July 1, 1988, with twenty-five or more years of service, shall be one-half of the amount of life insurance for which the employee was insured immediately before retirement, provided in no case shall the amount be less than ten thousand dollars, those with less than twenty-five years of service shall receive the proportionate amount that such years of service is to twenty-five years rounded off to the nearest hundred dollars of coverage, except that the amount of life insurance of an insured employee who is retired on or after July 1, 1982, under the provisions of section 5-173 shall be one-half of the amount of life insurance for which the employee was insured immediately before retirement, regardless of the number of years of service by such employee. In no case shall a retired employee be required to contribute to the cost of any such reduced insurance. For the purposes of this section, no employee shall be deemed to be retired as long as such employee’s employment continues under subsections (b) and (e) of section 5-164.

(e) In addition to any life insurance coverage available pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, optional group life insurance coverage up to a maximum of fifty thousand dollars may be purchased by any employee who is not included in any prevailing bargaining unit contract and whose yearly gross compensation is at least forty-five thousand five hundred dollars. The actual cost of such optional coverage shall be fully borne by the employee. The State Comptroller shall deduct the necessary amount from the employees’ pay and shall pay the premiums on such policy or policies. Any dividends or other refunds or rate credits shall inure to the benefit of the state and shall be applied to the cost of such insurance. Such optional coverage shall not be included when calculating the amount of reduced life insurance coverage due retired employees pursuant to subsection (d) of this section.

(f) Commencing November 1, 1989, as used in this section, “employee” includes an elected official in the executive branch.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 64; 1969, P.A. 560, S. 1, 2; P.A. 77-614, S. 163, 610; P.A. 78-103, S. 2, 3; P.A. 79-621, S. 21, 24; P.A. 80-482, S. 7, 348; P.A. 81-457, S. 9; 81-472, S. 110, 159; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-27, S. 1; P.A. 85-510, S. 8, 35; P.A. 87-403, S. 1, 2; P.A. 88-349, S. 3, 5; P.A. 96-168, S. 25, 34; P.A. 98-106, S. 1, 2; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, S. 7; P.A. 05-63, S. 1; P.A. 06-196, S. 35.)

History: 1969 act amended table in Subsec. (b) by raising base amount of life insurance in each class by $2,000 starting at $8,000, changing class 20 to read “$22,500 but less than” rather than “$22,500 and over” and adding all data for classes 21 to 31, inclusive; P.A. 77-614 made insurance department a division within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-103 replaced “section 5-154” with “subsection (x) of section 5-196” in Subsec. (d); P.A. 79-621 changed requirement regarding date for increase in life insurance from first days of January or July to first days of April or October in Subsec. (b); P.A. 80-482 deleted reference to abolished department of business regulation; P.A. 81-457 amended Subsec. (b) to require that gross compensation shall not include lump sum payments made under Sec. 5-210(d); P.A. 81-472 made technical changes; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-27 amended Subsec. (b) to establish a separate schedule of life insurance amounts for any state employee who is not included in any prevailing bargaining unit contract and who earns at least $33,500, to provide that life insurance amounts shall not be increased because of retroactive salary increases until the first day of April or October following approval of the increase; P.A. 85-510 amended Subsec. (d) by adding provision that the amount of life insurance of an insured employee who is retired on or after July 1, 1982, under the provisions of Sec. 5-173 shall be one-half of the amount of insurance for which the employee was insured immediately before retirement, regardless of the employee’s number of years of service; P.A. 87-403 amended Subsec. (b) to increase the life insurance maximum to $85,000 for certain employees not in collective bargaining, and added Subsec. (e) which established a supplemental life insurance plan for employees not in collective bargaining who earn at least $45,500 per year; P.A. 88-349 expanded eligibility for insurance under section to include each member of the general assembly, six months after taking office; P.A. 96-168 amended Subsec. (d) changing reference to “subsection (x)” to “subdivision (25)”, effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 98-106 amended Subsec. (d) to increase the life insurance minimum to $10,000 for certain employees retired before, on or after July 1, 1998, effective July 1, 1998; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2 added Subsec. (f) defining “employee”, for purposes of section, to include an elected official in the executive branch, effective May 12, 2004; P.A. 05-63 amended Subsec. (a) to make technical changes, insert Subdiv. designators (1) and (2), and add provision in Subdiv. (1) that no employee or member shall be eligible for a policy as both a retiree and an active employee or member, but may maintain existing policies, effective July 1, 2005; P.A. 06-196 made technical changes in Subsec. (d), effective June 7, 2006.

Cited. 213 C. 54.

Sec. 5-257a. Continuation of group life insurance for certain teachers at E. O. Smith School. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general statute, charter or special act to the contrary, service by teachers who were employed by The University of Connecticut to teach at the E. O. Smith School on the date of the conveyance of the E. O. Smith School pursuant to section 2 of special act 84-42 and who are subsequently employed to teach at the E. O. Smith School on or before September 1, 1987, by the board of education for a regional school district consisting of the towns of Mansfield and Ashford shall be deemed to be state service for purposes of section 5-257. Eligibility for benefits pursuant to this section shall be treated in accordance with the provisions of said section 5-257. The state contribution for such benefits for such teachers shall continue in accordance with the provisions of said section 5-257.

(P.A. 87-484, S. 8, 10.)

Sec. 5-258. Group Insurance Commission. Section 5-258 is repealed.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 65; P.A. 73-677, S. 9; P.A. 75-519, S. 6, 12; P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 66, 163, 610; P.A. 80-482, S. 8, 348; P.A. 92-254, S. 5, 6.)

Sec. 5-259. Hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan. Eligibility. Coverage for other groups under plan. Municipal Employee Health Insurance Plan. Prescription drug purchasing by nonstate public employers. (a) The Comptroller, with the approval of the Attorney General and of the Insurance Commissioner, shall arrange and procure a group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan or plans for (1) state employees, (2) members of the General Assembly who elect coverage under such plan or plans, (3) participants in an alternate retirement program who meet the service requirements of section 5-162 or subsection (a) of section 5-166, (4) anyone receiving benefits under section 5-144 or from any state-sponsored retirement system, except the teachers’ retirement system and the municipal employees retirement system, (5) judges of probate and Probate Court employees, (6) the surviving spouse, and any dependent children of a state police officer, a member of an organized local police department, a firefighter or a constable who performs criminal law enforcement duties who dies before, on or after June 26, 2003, as the result of injuries received while acting within the scope of such officer’s or firefighter’s or constable’s employment and not as the result of illness or natural causes, and whose surviving spouse and dependent children are not otherwise eligible for a group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan. Coverage for a dependent child pursuant to this subdivision shall terminate no earlier than the policy anniversary date on or after whichever of the following occurs first, the date on which the child: Becomes covered under a group health plan through the dependent’s own employment; or attains the age of twenty-six, (7) employees of the Capital Region Development Authority established by section 32-601, and (8) the surviving spouse and dependent children of any employee of a municipality who dies on or after October 1, 2000, as the result of injuries received while acting within the scope of such employee’s employment and not as the result of illness or natural causes, and whose surviving spouse and dependent children are not otherwise eligible for a group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan. For purposes of this subdivision, “employee” means any regular employee or elective officer receiving pay from a municipality, “municipality” means any town, city, borough, school district, taxing district, fire district, district department of health, probate district, housing authority, regional work force development board established under section 31-3k, flood commission or authority established by special act or regional planning agency. For purposes of subdivision (6) of this subsection, “firefighter” means any person who is regularly employed and paid by any municipality for the purpose of performing firefighting duties for a municipality on average of not less than thirty-five hours per week. The minimum benefits to be provided by such plan or plans shall be substantially equal in value to the benefits that each such employee or member of the General Assembly could secure in such plan or plans on an individual basis on the preceding first day of July. The state shall pay for each such employee and each member of the General Assembly covered by such plan or plans the portion of the premium charged for such member’s or employee’s individual coverage and seventy per cent of the additional cost of the form of coverage and such amount shall be credited to the total premiums owed by such employee or member of the General Assembly for the form of such member’s or employee’s coverage under such plan or plans. On and after January 1, 1989, the state shall pay for anyone receiving benefits from any such state-sponsored retirement system one hundred per cent of the portion of the premium charged for such member’s or employee’s individual coverage and one hundred per cent of any additional cost for the form of coverage. The balance of any premiums payable by an individual employee or by a member of the General Assembly for the form of coverage shall be deducted from the payroll by the State Comptroller. The total premiums payable shall be remitted by the Comptroller to the insurance company or companies or nonprofit organization or organizations providing the coverage. The amount of the state’s contribution per employee for a health maintenance organization option shall be equal, in terms of dollars and cents, to the largest amount of the contribution per employee paid for any other option that is available to all eligible state employees included in the health benefits plan, but shall not be required to exceed the amount of the health maintenance organization premium.

(b) The insurance coverage procured under subsection (a) of this section for active state employees, employees of the Connecticut Institute for Municipal Studies, anyone receiving benefits from any such state-sponsored retirement system and members of the General Assembly, who are over sixty-five years of age, may be modified to reflect benefits available to such employees or members pursuant to Social Security and medical benefits programs administered by the federal government, provided any payments required to secure such benefits administered by the federal government shall be paid by the Comptroller either directly to the employee or members or to the agency of the federal government authorized to collect such payments.

(c) On October 1, 1972, the Comptroller shall continue to afford payroll deduction services for employees participating in existing authorized plans covering state employees until such time as the employee elects in writing to be covered by the plan authorized by subsection (a) of this section.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the state shall pay for a member of any such state-sponsored retirement system, or a participant in an alternate retirement program who meets the service requirements of section 5-162 or subsection (a) of section 5-166, and who begins receiving benefits from such system or program on or after November 1, 1989, eighty per cent of the portion of the premium charged for his individual coverage and eighty per cent of any additional cost for his form of coverage. Upon the death of any such member, any surviving spouse of such member who begins receiving benefits from such system shall be eligible for coverage under this section and the state shall pay for any such spouse eighty per cent of the portion of the premium charged for his individual coverage and eighty per cent of any additional cost for his form of coverage.

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, (1) vending stand operators eligible for membership in the state employees’ retirement system pursuant to section 5-175a shall be eligible for coverage under the group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plans procured under this section, provided the cost for such operators’ insurance coverage shall be paid by the Department of Rehabilitation Services from vending machine income pursuant to section 10-303, and (2) blind persons employed in workshops, established pursuant to section 10-298a, on December 31, 2002, shall be eligible for coverage under the group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plans procured under this section, provided the cost for such persons’ insurance coverage shall be paid by the Department of Rehabilitation Services.

(f) The Comptroller, with the approval of the Attorney General and of the Insurance Commissioner, shall arrange and procure a group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan or plans for any person who adopts a child from the state foster care system, any person who has been a foster parent for the Department of Children and Families for six months or more, a parent in a permanent family residence for six months or more, and any dependent of such adoptive parent, foster parent or parent in a permanent family residence who elects coverage under such plan or plans. The Comptroller may also arrange for inclusion of such person and any such dependent in an existing group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan offered by the state. Any adoptive parent, foster parent or a parent in a permanent family residence and any dependent who elects coverage shall pay one hundred per cent of the premium charged for such coverage directly to the insurer, provided such adoptive parent, foster parent or parent and all such dependents shall be included in such group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan. A person and his dependents electing coverage pursuant to this subsection shall be eligible for such coverage until no longer an adoptive parent, a foster parent or a parent in a permanent family residence. An adoptive parent shall be eligible for such coverage until the coverage anniversary date on or after whichever of the following occurs first, the date on which the child: Becomes covered under a group health plan through the dependent’s own employment; or attains the age of twenty-six. As used in this section “dependent” means a spouse or natural or adopted child if such child is wholly or partially dependent for support upon the adoptive parent, foster parent or parent in a permanent family residence.

(g) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the Probate Court Administration Fund established in accordance with section 45a-82, shall pay for each probate judge and each probate court employee not more than one hundred per cent of the portion of the premium charged for the judge’s or employee’s individual coverage and not more than fifty per cent of any additional cost for the judge’s or employee’s form of coverage. The remainder of the premium for such coverage shall be paid by the probate judge or probate court employee to the State Treasurer. Payment shall be credited by the State Treasurer to the fund established by section 45a-82. The total premiums payable shall be remitted by the Probate Court Administrator directly to the insurance company or companies or nonprofit organization or organizations providing the coverage. The Probate Court Administrator shall issue regulations governing group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance pursuant to subsection (b) of section 45a-77.

(h) For the purpose of subsection (g) of this section, “probate judge” or “judge” means a duly elected probate judge who works in such judge’s capacity as a probate judge at least twenty hours per week, on average, on a quarterly basis and certifies to that fact on forms provided by and filed with the Probate Court Administrator, on or before the fifteenth day of April, July, October and January, for the preceding calendar quarter; and “probate court employee” or “employee” means a person employed by a probate court for at least twenty hours per week.

(i) The Comptroller may provide for coverage of employees of municipalities, nonprofit corporations, community action agencies and small employers and individuals eligible for a health coverage tax credit, retired members or members of an association for personal care assistants under the plan or plans procured under subsection (a) of this section, provided: (1) Participation by each municipality, nonprofit corporation, community action agency, small employer, eligible individual, retired member or association for personal care assistants shall be on a voluntary basis; (2) where an employee organization represents employees of a municipality, nonprofit corporation, community action agency or small employer, participation in a plan or plans to be procured under subsection (a) of this section shall be by mutual agreement of the municipality, nonprofit corporation, community action agency or small employer and the employee organization only and neither party may submit the issue of participation to binding arbitration except by mutual agreement if such binding arbitration is available; (3) no group of employees shall be refused entry into the plan by reason of past or future health care costs or claim experience; (4) rates paid by the state for its employees under subsection (a) of this section are not adversely affected by this subsection; (5) administrative costs to the plan or plans provided under this subsection shall not be paid by the state; (6) participation in the plan or plans in an amount determined by the state shall be for the duration of the period of the plan or plans, or for such other period as mutually agreed by the municipality, nonprofit corporation, community action agency, small employer, retired member or association for personal care assistants and the Comptroller; and (7) nothing in this section or section 12-202a, 38a-551, 38a-553 or 38a-556 shall be construed as requiring a participating insurer or health care center to issue individual policies to individuals eligible for a health coverage tax credit. The coverage provided under this section may be referred to as the “Municipal Employee Health Insurance Plan”. The Comptroller may arrange and procure for the employees and eligible individuals under this subsection health benefit plans that vary from the plan or plans procured under subsection (a) of this section. Notwithstanding any provision of part V of chapter 700c, the coverage provided under this subsection may be offered on either a fully underwritten or risk-pooled basis at the discretion of the Comptroller. For the purposes of this subsection, (A) “municipality” means any town, city, borough, school district, taxing district, fire district, district department of health, probate district, housing authority, regional work force development board established under section 31-3k, regional emergency telecommunications center, tourism district established under section 32-302, flood commission or authority established by special act, regional planning agency, transit district formed under chapter 103a, or the Children’s Center established by number 571 of the public acts of 1969; (B) “nonprofit corporation” means (i) a nonprofit corporation organized under 26 USC 501 that has a contract with the state or receives a portion of its funding from a municipality, the state or the federal government, or (ii) an organization that is tax exempt pursuant to 26 USC 501(c)(5); (C) “community action agency” means a community action agency, as defined in section 17b-885; (D) “small employer” means a small employer, as defined in subparagraph (A) of subdivision (4) of section 38a-564; (E) “eligible individuals” or “individuals eligible for a health coverage tax credit” means individuals who are eligible for the credit for health insurance costs under Section 35 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, in accordance with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and Trade Adjustment Assistance programs of the Trade Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-210); (F) “association for personal care assistants” means an organization composed of personal care attendants who are employed by recipients of service (i) under the home-care program for the elderly under section 17b-342, (ii) under the personal care assistance program under section 17b-605a, (iii) in an independent living center pursuant to sections 17b-613 to 17b-615, inclusive, or (iv) under the program for individuals with acquired brain injury as described in section 17b-260a; and (G) “retired members” means individuals eligible for a retirement benefit from the Connecticut municipal employees’ retirement system.

(j) (1) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the existing rights and obligations of state employee organizations and the state employer under current law and contract shall not be impaired by the provisions of this section. (2) Other conditions of entry for any group into the plan or plans procured under subsection (a) of this section shall be determined by the Comptroller upon the recommendation of a coalition committee established pursuant to subsection (f) of section 5-278, except for such conditions referenced in subsection (g) of this section. (3) Additional determinations by the Comptroller on (A) issues generated by any group’s actual or contemplated participation in the plan or plans, (B) modifications to the terms and conditions of any group’s continued participation, (C) related matters shall be made upon the recommendation of such committee. (4) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a municipal employer and an employee organization may upon mutual agreement reopen a collective bargaining agreement for the exclusive purpose of negotiating on the participation by such municipal employer or employee organization in the plan or plans offered under the provisions of this section.

(k) The Comptroller shall submit annually to the General Assembly a review of the coverage of employees of municipalities, nonprofit corporations, community action agencies, small employers under subsection (i) of this section and eligible individuals under subsection (i) of this section beginning February 1, 2004.

(l) (1) Effective July 1, 1996, any deputies or special deputies appointed pursuant to section 6-37 of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to 1999, or section 6-43, shall be allowed to participate in the plan or plans procured by the Comptroller pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. Such participation shall be voluntary and the participant shall pay the full cost of the coverage under such plan.

(2) Effective December 1, 2000, any state marshal shall be allowed to participate in the plan or plans procured by the Comptroller pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. Such participation shall be voluntary and the participant shall pay the full cost of the coverage under such plan.

(3) Effective December 1, 2000, any judicial marshal shall be allowed to participate in the plan or plans procured by the Comptroller pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. Such participation shall be voluntary and the participant shall pay the full cost of the coverage under such plan unless and until the judicial marshals participate in the plan or plans procured by the Comptroller under this section through collective bargaining negotiations pursuant to subsection (f) of section 5-278.

(m) (1) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Comptroller shall begin procedures to convert the group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plans set forth in subsection (a) of this section, including any prescription drug plan offered in connection with or in addition to such insurance plans, to self-insured plans, except that any dental plan offered in connection with or in addition to such self-insured plans may be fully insured.

(2) The Comptroller may enter into contracts with third-party administrators to provide administrative services only for the self-insured plans set forth in subdivision (1) of this subsection. Any such third-party administrator shall be required under such contract to charge such third-party administrator’s lowest available rate for such services.

(3) (A) (i) The Comptroller shall offer nonstate public employers the option to purchase prescription drugs for their employees, employees’ dependents and retirees under the purchasing authority of the state pursuant to section 1 of public act 09-206*, subject to the provisions of subparagraph (E) of this subdivision.

(ii) For purposes of this subdivision, “nonstate public employer” means (I) a municipality or other political subdivision of the state, including a board of education, quasi-public agency or public library, as defined in section 11-24a, or (II) the Teachers’ Retirement Board.

(B) The Comptroller shall establish procedures to determine (i) the eligibility requirements for, (ii) the enrollment procedures for, (iii) the duration of, (iv) requirements regarding payment for, and (v) the procedures for withdrawal from and termination of, the purchasing of prescription drugs for nonstate public employers under subparagraph (A) of this subdivision.

(C) The Comptroller may offer to nonstate public employers that choose to purchase prescription drugs pursuant to subparagraph (A) of this subdivision the option to purchase stop loss coverage from an insurer at a rate negotiated by the Comptroller.

(D) Two or more nonstate public employers may join together for the purpose of purchasing prescription drugs for their employees, employees’ dependents and retirees. Such arrangement shall not constitute a multiple employer welfare arrangement, as defined in Section 3 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time.

(E) (i) The Comptroller shall offer nonstate public employers the option to purchase prescription drugs through the plan set forth in the State Employees’ Bargaining Agent Coalition’s collective bargaining agreement with the state only if the Health Care Cost Containment Committee, established in accordance with the ratified agreement between the state and said coalition pursuant to subsection (f) of section 5-278, has indicated in writing to the Comptroller that allowing such nonstate public employers such option is consistent with said coalition’s collective bargaining agreement.

(ii) Such writing shall not be required if the Comptroller establishes a separate prescription drugs purchasing plan for nonstate public employers.

(iii) Nonstate public employers that purchase prescription drugs pursuant to this subdivision shall pay the full cost of their own claims and prescription drugs.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 66; 1969, P.A. 641, S. 1; 805, S. 1, 2; 1972, P.A. 161, S. 1, 2; P.A. 77-614, S. 163, 610; P.A. 78-163, S. 1, 2; 78-228, S. 4, 8; P.A. 79-555, S. 1, 3; P.A. 82-388, S. 2; P.A. 83-437; 83-533, S. 41, 54; P.A. 84-544, S. 5, 8; P.A. 85-510, S. 16, 35; P.A. 86-366, S. 1; P.A. 87-370, S. 1, 2; P.A. 88-164, S. 1, 2; P.A. 89-323, S. 2, 4; P.A. 90-109; 90-308, S. 6, 15; P.A. 91-66; P.A. 93-91, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-429, S. 6, 7.; P.A. 94-216, S. 3, 4; P.A. 96-110, S. 1, 4; 96-234, S. 1, 2; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-2, S. 137, 165; P.A. 98-263, S. 10, 21; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1, S. 2, 121; P.A. 99-124, S. 2–4; 99-240, S. 25; 99-241, S. 52, 66; P.A. 00-99, S. 133, 154; 00-112, S. 2, 5; 00-187, S. 71, 75; 00-197; P.A. 01-30, S. 1, 4; 01-195, S. 6, 181; P.A. 02-140, S. 7; P.A. 03-149, S. 1; 03-181, S. 1; 03-254, S. 2; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-3, S. 31; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 63, 64; P.A. 04-53, S. 1; P.A. 05-6, S. 1; 05-238, S. 1; 05-256, S. 1; P.A. 07-73, S. 2(a); 07-184, S. 18; P.A. 08-7, S. 9; P.A. 09-114, S. 7; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7, S. 18; P.A. 10-32, S. 155; 10-34, S. 4, 5; 10-131, S. 1; P.A. 11-44, S. 32; 11-58, S. 39, 40; P.A. 12-147, S. 6; 12-197, S. 49; June 12 Sp. Sess. P.A. 12-1, S. 35.)

*Note: Section 1 of public act 09-206 is special in nature and therefore has not been codified but remains in full force and effect according to its terms.

History: 1969 acts added to payment by state for each employee “one-half of the additional cost of his form of coverage”, previously employee paid total cost of additional coverage and provided for group of employees to seek alternate coverage similarly paid by state in Subsecs. (a) and (c); 1972 act repealed amendments enacted by 1969 act and all of Subsec. (c), leaving state as sole agent for its employees’ insurance; P.A. 77-614 made insurance department a division within the department of business regulation with insurance commissioner as its head, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-163 allowed general assembly members to elect coverage under state plan with payment made by member to comptroller; P.A. 78-228 allowed retired state employees to elect coverage with 10% paid by state and payment as a whole by deduction from benefits check; P.A. 79-555 included in provisions for retirees anyone receiving benefits and included assembly members under provisions for state employees; P.A. 82-388 amended Subsec. (a) to provide that the dollar amount paid by the state for an employee’s health maintenance organization option shall equal the largest amount paid per employee for any other health insurance option which is available to all state employees, provided such amount does not exceed the health maintenance organization premium; P.A. 83-437 amended Subsecs. (a) and (b) to replace references to “state employees retirement system” with “any state-sponsored retirement system, except the municipal employees retirement system, the general assembly pension system and the probate judges and employees retirement system”; P.A. 83-533 changed state’s payment from 50% to 70% of cost of additional coverage for employees and from 10% to 30% of cost of coverage for retirees; P.A. 84-544 amended Subsec. (a) to include certain participants in an alternate retirement program and to exclude persons receiving benefits from the teachers’ retirement system; P.A. 85-510 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the state payment for premiums for anyone receiving benefits from state-sponsored retirement systems from 30% to 45% of such premiums, on and after January 1, 1984; P.A. 86-366 amended Subsec. (a) to increase, from 45% to 60%, the portion of health insurance premium costs paid by the state for retired state employees and their dependents, such increase to begin October 1, 1986; P.A. 87-370 amended Subsec. (a) to increase, from 60% to 80%, the portion of health insurance premium costs paid by the state for retired state employees and their dependents; P.A. 88-164 amended Subsec. (a) to increase the state payment for premiums for persons receiving benefits from certain state-sponsored retirement systems from 80% to 100% of such premiums, on and after January 1, 1989; P.A. 89-323 added Subsec. (d) re state’s payment of 80% of health insurance premiums on behalf of members who begin receiving benefits on or after November 1, 1989; P.A. 90-109 added Subsec. (e) re eligibility of vending stand operators and blind persons employed in workshops for insurance coverage; P.A. 90-308 amended Subsec. (a) to delete provision which excluded persons receiving benefits from the general assembly pension system from eligibility for insurance coverage under plan or plans procured by comptroller; P.A. 91-66 added Subsec. (f) re eligibility of foster parents and parents in permanent family residences for insurance coverage; P.A. 93-91 substituted commissioner and department of children and families for commissioner and department of children and youth services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-429 inserted new Subsec. (a)(3) to require the comptroller to procure health insurance coverage for employees of the Connecticut Institute for Municipal Studies, redesignated existing Subdivs. (3) and (4) as (4) and (5), respectively, and amended Subsec. (b) to apply to employees of the Institute, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 94-216 included dependents of foster parents or parents in a permanent family residence in the group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan, required premiums to be paid directly to the insurer provided the parents and dependents shall be included in such plans and added definition of “dependent”, effective June 7, 1994; P.A. 96-110 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting the exception re the probate judges and employees retirement system and adding Subdiv. (6) re judges of probate and probate court employees and added Subsec. (g) re payment of premium by Probate Court Administration Fund and remainder by probate judge or employee, with total premiums remitted by Probate Court Administrator directly to insurance company and requiring Probate Court Administrator to establish regulations and added Subsec. (h) defining “probate court employee”, effective January 1, 1997; P.A. 96-234 added Subsecs. (g) to (j), inclusive, codified as Subsecs. (i) to (l), inclusive, to permit the Comptroller to provide for coverage of municipal employees under the plan or plans procured under Subsec. (a) of the section, effective July 1, 1996 (Revisor’s note: In codifying new Subsec. (j) the Revisors editorially changed the Subpara. indicators in Subdiv. (3) from “(i)”, “(ii)” and “(iii)” to “(A)”, “(B)” and “(C)” for consistency with customary statutory usage); June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-2 amended Subsec. (e) by providing that the cost of insurance coverage of a blind person employed in a workshop shall be paid by the Board of Education and Services for the Blind and not from such person’s earnings, effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 98-263 amended Subsec. (a)(5) to include anyone receiving benefits under Sec. 5-144, effective July 1, 1998, and applicable to any death occurring on or after January 1, 1998; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1 made a technical change in Subsec. (h), effective June 24, 1998; P.A. 99-124 amended Subsec. (i) to redefine “municipality” and added new Subsec. (m) to allow the Comptroller to provide for coverage of employees of community action agencies under the plan or plans procured under Subsec. (a) of the section, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 99-240 added Subsec. (a)(7) providing coverage for the spouse and dependent children of a local police officer or constable who dies in the line of duty; P.A. 99-241 amended Subsec. (a) to add a new Subdiv., designated as Subdiv. (8) by the Revisors, adding employees of the Capital City Economic Development Authority, effective June 28, 1999, and applicable to calendar years commencing on or after January 1, 1999; P.A. 00-99 amended Subsec. (l) by designating existing provisions as Subdiv. (1) and adding Subdivs. (2) and (3) re participation of state marshals and judicial marshals, effective December 1, 2000; P.A. 00-112 amended Subsec. (a) to make technical changes, effective May 26, 2000; P.A. 00-187 amended Subsec. (i) to add the Children’s Center, effective July 1, 2000 (Revisor’s note: A reference to the “Children’s Center established by public act 69-571” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Children’s Center established by number 571 of the public acts of 1969”, for accuracy of reference, since the use of the year number prefix in the numbering of public and special acts was not adopted until 1973); P.A. 00-197 added Subsec. (a)(9) re the surviving spouse and dependent children of a municipal employee; P.A. 01-30 amended Subsec. (i) to include coverage for employees of nonprofit corporations and define “nonprofit corporations”, and to allow the Comptroller to offer alternate plans to municipal and nonprofit employees, effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 01-195 amended Subsec. (l)(1) by adding specific general statute revision reference for the appointment of deputies or special deputies, effective July 11, 2001; P.A. 02-140 deleted Subsec. (a)(3) re the Connecticut Institute for Municipal Studies and redesignated existing Subdivs. (4) to (9) as Subdivs. (3) to (8), effective July 1, 2002; P.A. 03-149 amended Subsec. (i) to provide that the Comptroller may provide coverage for employees of community action agencies and small employers, make conforming changes, add “if such binding arbitration is available” in Subdiv. (2), delete reference to approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management re plans that vary from those procured under Subsec. (a), rewrite provisions re plans being offered on a fully underwritten basis or a risk-pooled basis, provide that coverage offered to small employers be fully underwritten in accordance with part V of chapter 700c, and add Subparas. (C) and (D) defining “community action agency” and “small employer”, amended Subsec. (k) to require review to cover municipalities, nonprofit corporations, community action agencies and small employers beginning February 1, 2004, deleted Subsec. (m) re coverage of community action agencies, and made technical changes, effective June 26, 2003; P.A. 03-181 amended Subsec. (a) to eliminate provision re termination of coverage for surviving spouses and dependent children upon remarriage of the surviving spouse, add coverage for surviving spouses of state police officers and firefighters and add provision re surviving spouse and dependent children not otherwise eligible for group plan in Subdiv. (6), define “firefighter” for purposes of Subdiv. (6) and make technical changes, effective June 26, 2003; P.A. 03-254 amended Subsec. (i) by redefining “municipality” to include regional emergency telecommunications centers and tourism districts; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-3 amended Subsec. (i) by adding provisions re coverage for members of an association for personal care assistants and adding definition of such association, effective August 20, 2003; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 amended Subsec. (i) by adding provisions re coverage for individuals eligible for a health coverage tax credit, adding Subdiv. (7) re issuance of individual policies to health coverage tax credit eligible persons not construed as required and adding Subpara. (E) defining “individuals eligible for a health coverage tax credit”, and amended Subsec. (k) to add provision re eligible individuals under Subsec. (i), effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 04-53 amended Subsec. (f) to extend coverage to parents who adopt a child from the state foster care system and to make conforming and technical changes; P.A. 05-6 amended Subsec. (e) to make a technical change and specify that blind persons employed in workshops “on December 31, 2002,” are eligible for group hospitalization and medical and surgical plans procured under this section, effective April 6, 2005; P.A. 05-238 amended Subsec. (i) to add and define “retired members”, amend Subdiv. (7) to substitute specific statutory references for “public act 03-6 of the June 30 special session”, provide that the coverage under the section may be referred to as the “Municipal Employee Health Insurance Plan”, substitute “part V of chapter 700c” for “law”, delete requirement that coverage for small employers be fully underwritten, redefine “nonprofit corporation”, “small employer” and “individuals eligible for a health coverage tax credit”, add “or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended” re the Internal Revenue Code, and make technical changes, effective July 8, 2005; P.A. 05-256 amended Subsec. (e) to provide that general workers employed by Department of Mental Retardation shall be eligible for specified leave and holidays, effective June 30, 2005; pursuant to P.A. 07-73 “Department of Mental Retardation” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Department of Developmental Services”, effective October 1, 2007; P.A. 07-184 amended Subsec. (g) to substitute “issue regulations” for “establish regulations”, “pursuant to” for “in accordance with” and “his or her” for “his”, effective July 1, 2007; P.A. 08-7 amended Subsec. (e) by changing 10 to 11 re number of general workers employed as self-advocates who are eligible for sick leave, vacation, personal leave and holidays, effective April 29, 2008; P.A. 09-114 defined “probate judge” and redefined “probate court employee” in Subsec. (h) and made technical changes in Subsec. (g), effective January 5, 2011; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7 added Subsec. (m) requiring Comptroller to convert certain plans to self-insured plans for benefit periods beginning on or after July 1, 2010, effective October 5, 2009; P.A. 10-32 made a technical change in Subsec. (l)(3), effective May 10, 2010; P.A. 10-34 made a technical change in Subsec. (g); P.A. 10-131 added Subsec. (m)(3) re prescription drug purchasing by nonstate public employers, effective June 7, 2010; P.A. 11-44 amended Subsec. (e) by replacing “Board of Education and Services for the Blind” with “Bureau of Rehabilitative Services” and making a technical change, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-58 amended Subsecs. (a) and (f) to add provision re termination of coverage for children, effective July 2, 2011; P.A. 12-147 replaced “Capital City Economic Development Authority” with “Capital Region Development Authority” in Subsec. (a)(7), effective June 15, 2012; P.A. 12-197 amended Subsec. (e) by deleting provision re general workers employed by Department of Developmental Services, effective June 15, 2012; June 12 Sp. Sess. P.A. 12-1 amended Subsec. (e) by replacing “Bureau of Rehabilitative Services” with “Department of Rehabilitation Services”, effective July 1, 2012.

See Secs. 3-123aaa to 3-123hhh, inclusive, re partnership plan administered by Comptroller.

See Sec. 38a-476b re coverage for psychotropic drugs.

See Sec. 38a-564 re exclusion of municipalities from definition of “small employer”.

Cited. 213 C. 54. Plaintiff’s claim that the state acted in excess of statutory authority when it received and retained proceeds from demutualization of insurance company that provided health benefits to state employees under section because state was not entitled to the proceeds under the plan of conversion does not fall within the “excess of statutory authority” exception to the doctrine of sovereign immunity; claim that section was violated is meritless, because statutory language does not imply that the legislature had a specific intent that the proceeds from demutualization would be distributed to individual employees. 296 C. 186.

Sec. 5-259a. Competitive selection. Employee health and life insurance shall be subject to a competitive selection process. The process shall be in accordance with the provisions of the collectively bargained pension agreement approved by the General Assembly on June 30, 1982.

(P.A. 83-533, S. 42, 54.)

Sec. 5-259b. Continuation of health insurance for former members of General Assembly. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 5-259, any member of the General Assembly, upon termination of his service with the General Assembly, may elect to continue participation in any group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan in which he participated as a member at a premium equal to the group rate at which the State Comptroller procures such insurance coverage.

(P.A. 84-114, S. 1.)

Sec. 5-259c. Health insurance for employees of state system of public higher education. Any part-time professional employee of the state system of public higher education may elect to participate in the group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan established pursuant to subsection (a) of section 5-259. Each employee who elects such coverage shall pay the premium for the form of coverage elected under such plan.

(P.A. 88-143.)

Sec. 5-259d. Continuation of health insurance coverage and accrual and use of vacation and sick time, leave of absence and equivalent leave time for state employees called to active service in the armed forces for specified military or emergency operations or actions. (a) As used in this section, (1) “state employee” or “employee” means any elected official, officer or full-time employee of the Executive, Legislative or Judicial Department, and (2) “part pay” means the difference between the state employee’s base rate of pay, plus longevity, in the employee’s primary position on the date the employee is called to active service in the armed forces of any state or the United States and the total compensation the employee receives for such active service, as certified to the State Comptroller by the employing state agency in a manner acceptable to the State Comptroller.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any public or special act, the state shall continue to provide coverage, under a group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan sponsored by the state under section 5-259, for the dependents of any state employee and the state employee who is a member of the armed forces of any state or of any reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and who has been called to active service in the armed forces of any state or the United States for (1) Operation Enduring Freedom, (2) Operation Noble Eagle, (3) a related emergency operation or a military operation whose mission was substantially changed as a result of the attacks of September 11, 2001, (4) federal action or state action authorized by the Governor in support of the federal Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Liberty Shield, military operations that are authorized by the President of the United States that entail military action against Iraq, or federal action or state action authorized by the Governor to combat terrorism within the United States, or (5) federal action or state action authorized by the Governor or the President of the United States that entails service or military action as part of Operation Jump Start at the border of the United States and Mexico, for the duration of such call-up to active service, provided such state employee and dependents were covered by the insurance plan on the date the state employee was called to active service and the state employee continues to pay any amount that the employee was required to pay for coverage before being called to active service. Any payment required to be made by the employee for coverage under this subsection may be deducted from compensation provided under subsection (c) of this section. The state shall reimburse any state employee who has paid premiums for the continuation of any such group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan between the date such state employee was called to active service and November 20, 2001. The reimbursement shall be in the amount of the state’s portion of the premiums so paid.

(c) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any public or special act, any state employee who is a member of the armed forces of any state or of any reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and who has been called to active service in the armed forces of any state or the United States for (1) Operation Enduring Freedom, (2) Operation Noble Eagle, (3) a related emergency operation or a military operation whose mission was substantially changed as a result of the attacks of September 11, 2001, (4) federal action or state action authorized by the Governor in support of the federal Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Liberty Shield, military operations that are authorized by the President of the United States that entail military action against Iraq, or federal action or state action authorized by the Governor to combat terrorism within the United States, or (5) federal action or state action authorized by the Governor or the President of the United States that entails service or military action as part of Operation Jump Start at the border of the United States and Mexico, shall continue to accrue all vacation time, equivalent leave time and sick time to which the employee would be entitled if he or she had continued working in his or her state position during the time of such active service, and shall be credited with such accrued vacation time, equivalent leave time or sick time, except that if the accrual of such vacation time, equivalent leave time or sick time pursuant to this subsection while on active service would cause the employee to exceed any limit on leave time pursuant to any provision of the general statutes, the regulations of Connecticut state agencies or a collective bargaining agreement, the limit shall be temporarily waived to allow the employee to use the excess leave time before the later of the following: (A) From the date of the state employee’s discharge from active service until the state employee returns to state employment, (B) not later than one hundred twenty calendar days after the state employee returns to state employment, (C) not later than one hundred twenty calendar days after the state employee is credited with such excess leave time, or (D) for state employees in teaching or professional positions in Unified School District #1 established pursuant to section 18-99a within the Department of Correction who were credited with equivalent leave time pursuant to this section, not later than one year after the employee is credited with such excess leave time. The employee shall be entitled to a leave of absence with pay as provided in section 27-33 from the date on which the employee was called to active service. After the expiration of such leave of absence with pay, the state employee shall receive part pay for the duration of such call-up to active service if the compensation received by the state employee for such active service is less than the employee’s base rate of pay, plus longevity, in the employee’s primary position. The state employee shall not be required to exhaust accrued vacation time, equivalent leave time or sick time in order to be eligible for the paid leave of absence and part pay under this subsection. As used in this section, “equivalent leave time” means leave time classified as other than vacation time or sick time and includes, but is not limited to, leave time classified as recess rather than vacation time.

(d) No state employee shall be deemed ineligible for any benefit under this section or under any other provision of this chapter solely because such employee’s leave time is classified as recess or other equivalent leave time rather than vacation time pursuant to the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement, including a collective bargaining agreement covering a state employee in a teaching, instructional or professional position in Unified School District #1, #2 or #3.

(Nov. 13 Sp. Sess. S.A. 01-1; P.A. 03-3, S. 3; P.A. 06-146, S. 1; P.A. 07-112, S. 1; P.A. 08-15, S. 1; P.A. 10-32, S. 11.)

History: Nov. 13 Sp. Sess. S.A. 01-1 effective November 20, 2001; P.A. 03-3 amended Subsecs. (b), authorizing the continuation of health insurance, and (c), authorizing leave of absence with pay, by adding numeric Subdiv. indicators before the existing references to Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Noble Eagle, and related emergency operation or a military operation, etc., and by adding new Subdiv. (4) that includes federal or state action in support of the federal Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Liberty Shield, military operations authorized by the President that entail military action in Iraq, and federal or state action to combat terrorism within the United States, effective March 27, 2003; P.A. 06-146 amended Subsec. (c) to require continuation of accrual of vacation and sick leave by state employees during active service, effective June 6, 2006; P.A. 07-112 amended Subsecs. (b) and (c) to add Subdiv. (5) re Operation Jump Start, amended Subsec. (c) re accrual and use of vacation time, equivalent leave time or sick time and to define “equivalent leave time”, and added Subsec. (d) re eligibility for benefits for those whose leave time is classified as recess or other equivalent leave time under a collective bargaining agreement, effective June 11, 2007; P.A. 08-15 amended Subsec. (c) by extending period to use excess leave time for state employees in teaching or professional positions in Unified School District #1 within Department of Correction, effective April 29, 2008; P.A. 10-32 made a technical change in Subsec. (d), effective May 10, 2010.

Sec. 5-259e. Review of prescription claims data to increase utilization of generic prescriptions. Members who represent the state on the Health Care Cost Containment Committee, defined in section 3-123aaa, in consultation with the Comptroller, shall propose that the committee review prescription claims data for the state employee and retiree plans established in accordance with section 5-259 to increase the utilization of generic prescriptions in accordance with the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition agreements.

(Dec. Sp. Sess. P.A. 12-1, S. 46.)

History: Dec. Sp. Sess. P.A. 12-1 effective December 21, 2012.

Sec. 5-260. Deduction of organization dues. Upon request of any state employee who is a member of any organization which includes among its members at least three hundred state employees and which functions at least in part to serve the economic or professional interest of such state employee members, the Comptroller shall deduct from such employee’s salary his dues as such a member and shall remit the amounts so deducted to the treasurer of the organization designated by the employee in such request. Such deduction may be discontinued upon written request thirty days in advance.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 67.)

Sec. 5-260a. Deduction of contributions to nonprofit organizations. The Comptroller shall, upon the written request of any state employee, deduct each month from the salary or wages of such employee the amount of money designated by such employee for payment to a nonprofit organization pursuant to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement. The Comptroller shall remit amounts so deducted to the treasurer of the organization designated by the employee.

(P.A. 84-405.)

Sec. 5-261. Deduction of credit union savings. When, in the opinion of the Comptroller, a sufficient number of state employees who are members of a credit union organization of state employees desires to have payroll deductions for credit union savings, the Comptroller may deduct from each such employee’s salary such savings as such employee designates in accordance with the rules of such organization, and the Comptroller shall remit the amounts so deducted to the treasurers of such organizations.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 68.)

Sec. 5-262. State Employee Campaign. Deduction of contributions. Regulations. (a) As used in this section:

(1) “Federation” means a community chest or other organization which is incorporated as a nonstock corporation, is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended and consists of not less than ten affiliated agencies conducting a single, annual, consolidated effort to secure funds for distribution to its member agencies engaged in charitable and public health, welfare, environmental, conservation or service purposes.

(2) “Agency” means an organization which is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended.

(3) “State Employee Campaign” means an annual campaign to raise funds from state employees for charitable and public health, welfare, environmental, conservation and service purposes.

(b) There is established a State Employee Campaign Committee consisting of: The Comptroller, or his designee; the Commissioner of Administrative Services, or his designee; the executive director of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, or his designee; ten state employees appointed as follows: Four by the Governor, two of whom shall be a representative of organized labor, one by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, one by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, one by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one by the majority leader of the Senate and one by the minority leader of the Senate; two retired state employees, one appointed by the Governor and one appointed by the Comptroller; one nonvoting representative from each participating federation; and one nonvoting representative from the principal combined fund-raising organization selected pursuant to subsection (c) of this section. Not more than one state employee from any state agency shall be appointed to the committee. All voting members of the state employee campaign committee and their successors shall serve in accordance with the provisions of section 4-1a. The committee shall select one of its voting members to serve as chairperson.

(c) The State Employee Campaign Committee shall select a federation which has participated in the State Employee Campaign and has workplace campaign experience to administer the State Employee Campaign and shall supervise the campaign activities of such federation. The federation selected shall be referred to as the “principal combined fund-raising organization”. If two or more federations request that the State Employee Campaign Committee select them to serve as the principal combined fund-raising organization, the State Employee Campaign Committee shall select a federation through a competitive process. During the fiscal year ending June 30, 1993, the committee shall also conduct a comprehensive review of the State Employee Campaign. Not later than July 1, 1993, and annually thereafter, the committee shall submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a report on the results of the most recently completed State Employee Campaign and recommendations for improvements in the upcoming campaign.

(d) (1) Each federation which did not participate in the most recently completed State Employee Campaign shall apply to the State Employee Campaign Committee not later than January fifteenth annually for approval to participate in the campaign. Such application shall contain information required by regulations adopted by the office of the Comptroller in accordance with chapter 54. The committee shall review such application and notify the federation of its decision not later than May fifteenth. A federation whose application is denied may appeal the decision of the committee in accordance with the procedures set forth in regulations adopted by the office of the Comptroller.

(2) On or before January fifteenth, each federation which participated in the most recently completed State Employee Campaign shall submit to the State Employee Campaign Committee a letter of intent to participate in the upcoming campaign. On or before April fifteenth, each such federation shall apply to the State Employee Campaign Committee for approval to participate in the campaign. Such application shall contain information required by regulations adopted by the office of the Comptroller in accordance with chapter 54. The committee shall review such application and notify the federation of its decision not later than May fifteenth. A federation whose application is denied may appeal the decision of the committee in accordance with the procedures set forth in regulations adopted by the office of the Comptroller.

(e) The Comptroller, upon written request of any state officer or employee, shall deduct, each pay period, from the salary or wages of such officer or employee the amount of money designated by such officer or employee for payment to the participating federation or federations indicated by the officer or employee. Upon collecting such deductions the Comptroller shall transmit them to the principal combined fund-raising organization selected pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, together with a list of officers and employees contributing to each federation or its member agencies, provided the identity of officers or employees who have communicated in writing that they desire to remain anonymous shall not be so transmitted. Such organization shall, each month after receiving funds from the Comptroller, distribute the funds among the other federations, for distribution to the member agencies of the federations.

(f) Prior to the state campaign, the principal combined fund-raising organization shall submit for the approval of the State Employee Campaign Committee an itemized budget of anticipated administrative expenses, which shall not include campaign expenses. Following the state campaign, the principal combined fund-raising organization shall recover an amount not to exceed one hundred ten per cent of its preapproved actual administrative expenses from the gross payroll deduction receipts of the campaign in accordance with procedures set forth in regulations adopted by the office of the Comptroller. Undesignated funds raised through the campaign shall be distributed among the participating federations in proportion to the amount of funds designated for each federation.

(g) The principal combined fund-raising organization shall submit to the Auditors of Public Accounts for audit, and a copy to the office of the Comptroller, by March first annually, a financial report of its activities relating to the State Employee Campaign payroll deductions made during the previous calendar year.

(h) The Comptroller shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to carry out the purposes of this section. The regulations shall set forth the competitive process by which the State Employee Campaign Committee shall select a federation to serve as the principal combined fund-raising organization and may include criteria for approval of federations applying under this section to participate in the State Employee Campaign.

(1967, P.A. 727, S. 1–4; P.A. 77-55; P.A. 88-212, S. 1, 2; P.A. 92-142, S. 1, 4; P.A. 93-182; P.A. 95-144, S. 4; P.A. 97-76.)

History: P.A. 77-55 changed number of agencies constituting “united fund” from 25 to 10; P.A. 88-212 amended Subsec. (b) to require deduction to be made each “biweekly pay period” instead of each “month”, to require comptroller to transmit deductions to single united fund “upon collecting” deductions instead of after accumulating deductions for three months, to substitute “officers and employees contributing to each united fund” for “employees and the name of the fund to which the officer or employee desires to contribute” in the second sentence and to substitute “for distribution to the participating organizations” for “in accordance with the instructions supplied by the comptroller” in the third sentence, and amended Subsec. (d) to require the distributing fund to furnish its audit within six months after close of its fiscal year instead of on or before September first and required audit to be for fund’s fiscal year instead of for fiscal year ending June thirtieth; P.A. 92-142 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting “federation” for “united fund”, adding “environmental” and “conservation” to the purposes for which member agencies may be engaged in order to receive funds and adding the definition of “state employee campaign”, added Subsec. (b) re establishment of state employee campaign committee, added Subsec. (c) re duties of the committee, added Subsec. (d) re application procedure for federations to participate in campaign, relettered former Subsecs. (b), (c) and (d) to (e), (f) and (g), for consistency with changes in the remainder of the section, amended Subsec. (f) to require, instead of authorize, participating federations to contract with principal combined fund-raising organization, and added Subsec. (h) requiring adoption of regulations; P.A. 93-182 amended Subsec. (a) by adding provision regarding nonstock corporation exempt from taxation to Subdiv. (1), adding new Subdiv. (2) defining “agency” and renumbering Subdiv. (2) as (3), amended Subsec. (b) by removing commissioner of consumer protection as committee member, changing nine state employees to ten, specifying four rather than three must be appointed by the governor, and requiring at least two rather than one be representatives of organized labor, amended Subsec. (c) by adding provision regarding selection of principal combined fund-raising organization where two or more federations request selection as such and making a report an annual requirement, amended Subsec. (d) by requiring each federation to apply, changing application deadline from December 31 to January 15, adding provisions regarding regulations for applications and appeals, and changing notification deadline from April 1 to April 15, amended Subsec. (e) by deleting “biweekly”, stating payment is made to the participating federations indicated by the officer or employer, and adding provision regarding anonymity of officers or employees, amended Subsec. (f) by requiring a budget of anticipated administrative expenses, limiting recovery to 110% of preapproved actual administrative expenses, requiring regulations regarding procedures for such recovery and requiring undesignated funds be distributed proportionately, amended Subsec. (g) by replacing audit report requirement with submission of financial report for audit with a copy to the comptroller by March 1 annually, and amended Subsec. (h) by requiring regulations concerning the competitive process for selecting principal combined fund-raising organization; P.A. 95-144 amended Subsec. (c) by deleting “annually” re selection of federation and amended Subsec. (d) by designating existing provisions as Subdiv. (1), amending Subdiv. (1) by specifying that federations which did not participate shall apply by January fifteenth and changing the notification date from April to May and adding Subdiv. (2) re federations which participated in most recent campaign; P.A. 97-76 amended Subsec. (b) to add two retired state employees to the committee, one appointed by the Governor and one by the Comptroller, and to delete obsolete provision re initial appointments.

Sec. 5-263. Suggestion awards. Section 5-263 is repealed.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 69; 1972, P.A. 123, S. 1.)

Sec. 5-263a. Suggestion awards program. (a) On or before September 1, 1993, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall establish guidelines under which each state agency shall administer a program for soliciting suggestions from its employees and receiving suggestions from retired state employees. Such guidelines shall specify permissible sources of funds for awards to such employees and retired state employees and the method of determining such awards.

(b) The executive head of each state agency may make awards to its employees and retired state employees, pursuant to the guidelines established in accordance with subsection (a) of this section, for suggestions which the agency implements.

(c) Any legislator may request and have access to all suggestions made to state agencies pursuant to this section.

(P.A. 85-360, S. 1, 3; P.A. 91-405, S. 1; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-8, S. 2, 5; P.A. 93-282, S. 1, 2; P.A. 12-205, S. 22.)

History: P.A. 91-405 amended Subsec. (b) by increasing number of public members on panel from two to four and changed method of appointment of members of senate and house selected as panel members; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-8 amended Subsec. (a) replacing the commissioner of administrative services with the secretary of the office of policy and management and including retired state employees in the suggestion awards program and added Subsec. (d) re legislative access to all suggestions made under this program; P.A. 93-282 transferred authority for implementing program and making awards from office of policy and management to state agencies under guidelines established by office of policy and management, eliminated review panel, required quarterly agency reports and deleted provision regarding protection against retaliatory action for disclosure of information, deleting former Subsecs. (a) to (c), inclusive, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 12-205 deleted former Subsec. (c) re agency reports to Office of Policy and Management re employee suggestions and awards, redesignated existing Subsec. (d) as Subsec. (c) and amended same to delete reference to suggestions reported to the secretary, effective July 1, 2012.

See Sec. 4-67f(b) re awards to employees presenting innovative ideas for improvements in agency operations or reductions in agency costs.

Sec. 5-264. Section 403(b) annuities for state employees. Purchase of shares of an investment company for state employees. Section 403(b) annuities for employees of political subdivisions. (a) The Comptroller, on behalf of any employee who is eligible to participate in an annuity program that is authorized in accordance with the provisions of Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, may enter into a written agreement with such employee to purchase an individual or group retirement annuity contract that is approved by the Comptroller, which contract will qualify for income tax benefits provided for under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended; provided the annual salary or compensation of the employee shall be reduced by the amount of the premiums paid for the purchase of such annuity contract for the purposes of said Section 403(b). Such employee’s rights under such annuity contract shall be nonforfeitable. The Comptroller (1) shall thereafter make such premium payments while such annuity contract is in force and such employee is actively employed by the state and eligible to participate in such an annuity program and (2) upon written notice given by the employee shall make any changes in the manner or amount of premium payments required under the terms of any subsequent agreement entered into by such employee and the Comptroller shall stop such premium payments when so notified by such employee.

(b) The Comptroller, on behalf of an employee described in subsection (a) of this section, may enter into a written agreement with such employee for the purchase of shares of an investment company, registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, which shares are registered under the Securities Act of 1933, including equity, fixed income, short-term or money market mutual funds. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Comptroller may make deposits or payments to an investment company, registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, for the purchase of shares of such investment company, which shares are registered under the Securities Act of 1933, including equity, fixed income, short-term or money market mutual funds. Such payments shall not be construed to be a prohibited use of the general assets of the state.

(c) Upon request of a political subdivision of the state, the State Comptroller shall make available to the employees of the political subdivision the annuity program authorized in accordance with the provisions of Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, provided to state employees under such additional terms and conditions as the State Comptroller may prescribe.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 70; P.A. 73-255; P.A. 77-573, S. 24, 30; P.A. 78-31; P.A. 82-218, S. 37, 46; P.A. 84-241, S. 2, 5; P.A. 89-211, S. 6; P.A. 92-126, S. 14, 48; P.A. 95-212, S. 3, 7; 95-344; P.A. 99-95, S. 1, 2; P.A. 07-211, S. 2.)

History: P.A. 73-255 included commission for higher education under Subsec. (a); P.A. 77-573 replaced commission for higher education with board of higher education; P.A. 78-31 included group annuities as well as individual ones; P.A. 82-218 replaced board of higher education with board of governors in Subsec. (a) pursuant to reorganization of higher education system, effective March 1, 1983; P.A. 84-241 added “of higher education” to board of governors’ title; P.A. 89-211 clarified reference to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; P.A. 92-126 replaced reference to community college board of trustees with reference to community-technical college board; P.A. 95-212 authorized Comptroller, instead of State Board of Education, to enter into agreements with employees to purchase annuity contracts, applied section to any employees eligible to participate in Section 403(b) annuity programs, instead of to specified education employees, required that such contracts be approved by Comptroller, made other administrative changes, and repealed former Subsec. (b) re similar annuity contracts for noneducation employees, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 95-344 authorized the purchase of individual or group retirement annuity contracts for employees of unified school districts #1, #2 and #3, but the amendment was rendered obsolete by the provisions of P.A. 95-212; P.A. 99-95 designated existing section as Subsec. (a) and added Subsec. (b) re purchase of shares in an investment company, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 07-211 added Subsec. (c) authorizing Comptroller, upon request of political subdivision, to make Section 403(b) annuity program provided to state employees available to employees of political subdivision under such additional terms and conditions as Comptroller may prescribe, effective July 5, 2007.

Sec. 5-264a. Deferred compensation plan for state employees or employees of political subdivisions of the state. Administration. (a) The state or any political subdivision of the state may, by contract, agree with any employee to defer, in whole or in part, any portion of such employee’s compensation and may subsequently, with the consent of the employee, contract for, purchase or otherwise procure, for the purpose of funding a deferred compensation program for such employee, (1) an investment savings account, (2) a fixed or variable life insurance or annuity contract from any life underwriter licensed by this state who represents an insurance company licensed to contract business in this state, or (3) a beneficial interest in an investment trust established by an organization of public employers, the assets of which are managed by a not-for-profit organization registered as an investment advisor under applicable federal statutes and regulations, from an entity registered as a broker-dealer under statutes and regulations of the state governing the sale of securities, provided the employee shall be furnished prior to purchase with disclosures substantially comparable to the disclosures required under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 for the sale of similar nonexempt products.

(b) The State Comptroller or the officer designated by the chief executive officer of any other political subdivision is authorized to enter into such contractual agreements with employees of the state or the political subdivision, as the case may be, on behalf of the state or the political subdivision to defer any portion of that employee’s compensation.

(c) The administration of the deferred compensation program shall be under the direction of the State Comptroller or the officer designated by the particular political subdivision. Payroll deductions shall be made, in each instance, by the appropriate payroll officer. The administrator of the deferred compensation program may contract with a private corporation or institution for providing consolidated billing and other administrative services with respect thereto.

(d) For the purposes of this section: “Employee” means any person, whether appointed, or elected, including members of the General Assembly, or under contract, providing services for the state or a political subdivision, for which compensation is paid; and “investment savings account” means a savings account in a state bank and trust company, national banking association, mutual savings bank, savings and loan association or federal savings and loan association or a share account in a credit union or federal credit union established to receive the deferred compensation of a state employee under the deferred compensation plan established by the State Comptroller or the officer designated by a political subdivision pursuant to this section.

(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, those persons designated to administer the deferred compensation program are hereby authorized to make (1) deposits or payments to such investment savings accounts, (2) payment of premiums for the purchase of fixed or variable life insurance or annuity contracts, or (3) payments for interests in investment trusts established by an organization of public employers and managed by a not-for-profit organization registered as an investment advisor under applicable federal statutes and regulations under the deferred compensation program. Such payments shall not be construed to be a prohibited use of the general assets of the state or the other political subdivision.

(f) The state may, by contract, agree with any employee to defer, in whole or in part, any portion of such employee’s compensation and may subsequently, with the consent of the employee, contract for, purchase or otherwise procure, for the purpose of funding a deferred compensation program for such employee, shares of an investment company, registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, which shares are registered under the Securities Act of 1933, including equity, fixed income, short-term or money market mutual funds. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, those persons designated by the state to administer the deferred compensation program are hereby authorized to make deposits or payments to an investment company, registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, for the purchase of shares of such investment company, which shares are registered under the Securities Act of 1933, including equity, fixed income, short-term or money market mutual funds. Such payments shall not be construed to be a prohibited use of the general assets of the state.

(g) Upon request of a political subdivision of the state, the State Comptroller shall make available to the employees of the political subdivision the deferred compensation program provided to state employees under such additional terms and conditions as the State Comptroller may prescribe.

(P.A. 73-578; P.A. 76-254, S. 10, 11; P.A. 80-22, S. 1; P.A. 90-208, S. 1; P.A. 91-72, S. 1; P.A. 97-103; P.A. 01-80, S. 10.)

History: P.A. 76-254 amended definition of “employee” in Subsec. (d) to include members of general assembly; P.A. 80-22 included purchase of investment savings accounts under Subsecs. (a) and (e) and defined “savings account” in Subsec. (d); P.A. 90-208 added Subsecs. (a)(3) and (e)(3) allowing investment in certain retirement fund and amended the section to apply only to the state and political subdivisions of the state; P.A. 91-72 amended Subsec. (a)(3) by replacing existing Subdiv. with new provisions re beneficial interest in certain investment trusts and amended Subsec. (e) by deleting provisions re retirement funds and adding provisions re investment trusts in Subdiv. (3); P.A. 97-103 added Subsec. (f) establishing a deferred compensation program funded by shares of a registered investment company; P.A. 01-80 made technical changes in Subsecs. (a) and (e) and added Subsec. (g) re availability of deferred compensation program provided to state employees to employees of a political subdivision of the state.

Sec. 5-264b. Dependent care spending account program. The Comptroller shall maintain a dependent care spending account program for state employees in accordance with Section 129 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and regulations adopted pursuant to such section. Under such program, the Comptroller or the program administrator, upon receipt of the written request of an employee, shall establish and maintain a dependent care spending account for such employee. The Comptroller shall reduce the salary of such employee by the amount designated in such request. Such amount shall be transferred to the employee’s dependent care spending account and shall be used to reimburse the employee for expenses incurred for dependent care which are eligible for reimbursement under the provisions of Section 129 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Comptroller may contract with an administrator for the management of this program. For the purposes of this section, “state employees” includes members of the General Assembly.

(P.A. 90-296, S. 1, 4; P.A. 95-212, S. 4, 7; P.A. 97-302, S. 1.)

History: P.A. 95-212 transferred administration of dependent care spending account program from Commissioner of Administrative Services to Comptroller, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 97-302 redefined “state employees” to include members of the General Assembly.

Sec. 5-264c. Treatment of funds deposited in dependent care spending account program. All funds deposited in this program pursuant to section 5-264b shall be held by the Comptroller or by a program administrator as agent for the participating employer. Such funds shall be separately accounted for and shall remain the property of the employer. All payments from such account shall be made in accordance with the applicable sections of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the regulations adopted pursuant to said section. All funds deposited in this program shall be exempt from the provisions of chapter 66 concerning additional employee contributions under the tier I retirement plan and additional hazardous duty employee contributions.

(P.A. 90-296, S. 2, 4; P.A. 95-212, S. 5, 7.)

History: P.A. 95-212 substituted Comptroller for Department of Administrative Services, effective July 1, 1995.

Sec. 5-264d. Flexible health care spending account program. The Comptroller shall maintain a flexible health care spending account program for state employees in accordance with Sections 105 and 125 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, and regulations adopted pursuant to Sections 105 and 125 of said Internal Revenue Code. Under the program, the Comptroller or the program administrator, upon receipt of the written request of an employee, shall establish and maintain a flexible health care spending account for such employee. The Comptroller shall reduce the salary of such employee by the amount designated in such request. Such amount shall be transferred to the employee’s flexible health care spending account and shall be used to reimburse the employee for expenses incurred for medical care which are eligible for reimbursement under Section 213 of said Internal Revenue Code. The Comptroller may contract with a program administrator for the management of the program. For the purposes of this section, “state employees” includes members of the General Assembly.

(P.A. 04-98, S. 1.)

History: P.A. 04-98 effective July 1, 2004.

Sec. 5-264e. Treatment of funds deposited pursuant to the flexible health care spending account program. All funds deposited pursuant to the flexible health care spending account program established in section 5-264d shall be held by the Comptroller or by a program administrator as agent for the participating employer. Such funds shall be separately accounted for and shall remain the property of the employer. The funds shall be maintained in accordance with Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, and such funds shall be used to reimburse the employee for expenses incurred for medical care which are eligible for reimbursement under Section 213 of said Internal Revenue Code. The funds deposited pursuant to the program shall be exempt from the provisions of chapter 66 concerning additional employee contributions under the tier I retirement plan and additional hazardous duty employee contributions.

(P.A. 04-98, S. 2.)

History: P.A. 04-98 effective July 1, 2004.

Sec. 5-265. Special training courses for state employees. Exchange of employees. Departments, agencies and institutions, subject to regulations issued by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, may enter into agreements with educational institutions for special training courses for state employees and may enter into agreements with the federal government or other state governments for exchange of employees.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 71; P.A. 77-614, S. 67, 610.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services.

Sec. 5-266. Political activity. Section 5-266 is repealed.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 72; 1971, P.A. 103, S. 5.)

Sec. 5-266a. Political activities of classified state employees and Judicial Department employees. Candidacy for office. Leave of absence or resignation upon taking elective office. (a) No person employed in the classified state service or in the Judicial Department may (1) use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election or a nomination for office; or (2) directly or indirectly coerce, attempt to coerce, command or advise a state or local officer or employee to pay, lend or contribute anything of value to a party, committee, organization, agency or person for political purposes.

(b) A person employed in said classified service or Judicial Department retains the right to vote as he chooses and to express his opinions on political subjects and candidates and shall be free to participate actively in political management and campaigns. Such activity may include but shall not be limited to, membership and holding of office in a political party, organization or club, campaigning for a candidate in a partisan election by making speeches, writing on behalf of the candidate or soliciting votes in support of or in opposition to a candidate and making contributions of time and money to political parties, committees or other agencies engaged in political action, except that no such employee shall engage in such activity while on duty or within any period of time during which such employee is expected to perform services for which he receives compensation from the state, and no such employee shall utilize state funds, supplies, vehicles, or facilities to secure support for or oppose any candidate, party, or issue in a political partisan election. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, any person employed in the classified state service or in the Judicial Department may be a candidate for a state or municipal office, in any political partisan election. No person seeking or holding municipal office or seeking state office in accordance with the provisions of this subsection shall engage in political activity or in the performance of the duties of such office while on state duty or within any period of time during which such person is expected to perform services for which such person receives compensation from the state. The Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board shall establish by regulation definitions of conflict of interest which shall preclude persons in the classified state service or in the Judicial Department from holding elective office.

(c) Any person employed in the classified state service or in the Judicial Department who leaves such service to accept a full-time elective municipal office shall be granted a personal leave of absence without pay from his state employment for not more than two consecutive terms of such office or for a period of four years, whichever is shorter. Upon reapplication for his original position at the expiration of such term or terms of office, such person shall be reinstated in his most recent state position or a similar position with equivalent pay or to a vacancy in any other position such person is qualified to fill. If no such positions are available, such person’s name shall be placed on all reemployment lists for classes in which he has attained permanent status. Any person employed in the classified state service or in the Judicial Department who accepts an elective state office shall resign from such employment upon taking such office. In either event, such person shall give notice in writing to his appointing authority that he is a candidate for a state elective office or a full-time elective municipal office within thirty days after nomination for that office.

(1971, P.A. 103, S. 1; P.A. 75-356, S. 1, 2; P.A. 76-424, S. 3, 4; P.A. 78-271; P.A. 79-275; P.A. 83-36; P.A. 84-532, S. 1, 3; P.A. 03-278, S. 10; P.A. 05-183, S. 32.)

History: P.A. 75-356 removed prohibition on taking active part in political management or campaigns in Subsec. (a) and amended Subsec. (b) to clarify permissible and impermissible political activity; P.A. 76-424 removed provision regarding candidacy in nonpartisan elections from Subsec. (b); P.A. 78-271 removed absolute prohibition on candidacy in partisan elections, allowing candidacy for municipal elections, setting forth appropriate conduct and providing for regulations concerning conflict of interest; P.A. 79-275 added Subsec. (c) re leave of absence to serve in municipal office; P.A. 83-36 permitted classified state employees to seek state elective office, provided upon accepting any such office the employee must resign from his position in the classified state service; P.A. 84-532 included judicial department employees within the provisions of the section and removed provision that a local charter or ordinance could supersede employees’ right to run for municipal office; P.A. 03-278 made a technical change in Subsec. (a), effective July 9, 2003; P.A. 05-183 amended Subsec. (b) to replace “State Ethics Commission” with “Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board”, effective July 1, 2005.

Cited. 192 C. 399.

Sec. 5-266b. Permitted activity. Nothing contained in sections 5-266a to 5-266d, inclusive, prohibits political activity by such persons in the classified service in connection with (1) an election and the campaign preceding such election if none of the candidates is to be elected at that election as representing a party any of whose candidates for presidential elector received votes in the last-preceding election at which presidential electors were selected; or (2) a question which is not specifically identified with a national or state political party. For the purpose of this section, questions relating to constitutional amendments, referenda, approval of municipal ordinances, and others of a similar character, are deemed not specifically identified with a national or state political party.

(1971, P.A. 103, S. 2.)

Sec. 5-266c. Regulations. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall issue such regulations as are necessary and appropriate for administration of sections 5-266a to 5-266d, inclusive.

(1971, P.A. 103, S. 3; P.A. 77-614, S. 67, 610.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel policy board with commissioner of administrative services.

Sec. 5-266d. Dismissal or suspension of employee. Appeal. If, upon the complaint of any citizen of the state, the Commissioner of Administrative Services finds that any employee in the classified service has violated any provision of sections 5-266a to 5-266d, inclusive, said commissioner may dismiss such employee from state service. If said commissioner finds that the violation does not warrant removal, he may impose a penalty on such employee of suspension from his position without pay for not less than thirty days or more than six months. Any employee aggrieved by any action of the commissioner under the provisions of this section may appeal as provided in section 5-202.

(1971, P.A. 103, S. 4; P.A. 77-614, S. 66, 610.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced personnel commissioner with commissioner of administrative services.

Sec. 5-267. Officers, appointing authorities and employees to comply with law. All officers, appointing authorities and other state employees shall conform to, comply with and aid in carrying into effect the provisions of this chapter and the regulations issued hereunder. When any order is made under the provisions of this chapter or in accordance with the regulations hereunder, any officer or other person to whom such order is directed shall forthwith comply with the terms and provisions thereof.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 73.)

Sec. 5-268. Penalty. Any person who, wilfully or through culpable negligence, violates, or who conspires to violate, any provision of this chapter shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year or both. Prosecutions for violations of this chapter may be instituted by the state’s attorney for the judicial district in which the offense is alleged to have been committed.

(1967, P.A. 657, S. 74; P.A. 78-280, S. 2, 127.)

History: P.A. 78-280 substituted “judicial district” for “county”.

Sec. 5-269. Transfer of certain employees to Labor Department. Section 5-269 is repealed, effective June 3, 1996.

(P.A. 73-449, S. 1; P.A. 96-180, S. 165, 166.)