OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 6787

AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION PROCESS FOR CERTAIN CLASSES OF POSITIONS IN THE CLASSIFIED SERVICE.

SUMMARY:

This bill allows, under certain conditions, candidates for state jobs to use their most recent promotional exam score for the candidate list established for a subsequent examination for the same classification.

Under the bill, the administrative services (DAS) commissioner must allow such test scores to be used when:

1. a job candidate submits a written request to the DAS commissioner on a form the commissioner prescribes,

2. the subsequent examination is in the same or equivalent form as the previous one;

3. the provision of applying a score to another list is publicized on appropriate examination notices;

4. the candidate satisfies all other requirements for the classification and the examination; and

5. seven years or less time has elapsed from the date of the candidate's most recent examination.

Under current law, the commissioner has the discretion to apply one exam's candidate list to the candidate list for another exam provided items 2, 3, and 4 are met.

The bill's provisions permitting the continued use of exam scores do not apply to promotional exam classifications in the police-protective series occupational group.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2015

COMMITTEE ACTION

Labor and Public Employees Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

10

Nay

0

(03/12/2015)