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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 222

February Session, 2014

 

LCO No. 1214

 

*01214_______LAB*

Referred to Committee on LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

 

Introduced by:

 

(LAB)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (p) of section 5-200 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(p) When such authority is not otherwise conferred by statute, the commissioner [may] shall issue orders to provide that (1) executive or judicial department 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 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.

Sec. 2. Subsection (g) of section 5-270 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(g) "Managerial employee" means any individual in a position in which the principal functions are characterized by not fewer than two of the following, provided [for any position in any unit of the system of higher education,] one of such two functions shall be as specified in subdivision (4) of this subsection: (1) Responsibility for direction of a subunit or facility of a major division of an agency or assignment to an agency head's staff; (2) development, implementation and evaluation of goals and objectives consistent with agency mission and policy; (3) participation in the formulation of agency policy; or (4) a major role in the administration of collective bargaining agreements or major personnel decisions, or both, including staffing, hiring, firing, evaluation, promotion and training of employees.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

5-200(p)

Sec. 2

from passage

5-270(g)

Statement of Purpose:

To classify fewer state employees as managers.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]