OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5481

AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE STATE PERSONNEL ACT.

SUMMARY

This bill shortens certain deadlines related to open positions in the state employee classified service. It requires the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) commissioner to give public notice of exams for these positions at least five business days, rather than two weeks, in advance. It also gives the commissioner discretion over whether to post the notice on a bulletin board in or near DAS or on the department's Internet website. Current law requires the commissioner to post the notice in both places.

The bill also shortens the deadline by which applicants may appeal a rejection of their application for a classified service position. It requires them to appeal, in writing, to the DAS commissioner within five business days after the rejection was transmitted, rather than within 12 days after the rejection was mailed.

Lastly, the bill removes an obsolete reference to the mandatory state employee retirement age.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2018

COMMITTEE ACTION

Labor and Public Employees Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

13

Nay

0

(03/20/2018)