PA 18-130—HB 5481

Labor and Public Employees Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE STATE PERSONNEL ACT

SUMMARY: This act 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 six business days, rather than two weeks, in advance. It also removes the requirement for the commissioner to post the notice on a bulletin board in or near DAS. Existing law, unchanged by the act, requires the commissioner to post the notice on the department's website and submit it to the director of the state employment service.

The act 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 six business days after the rejection was transmitted, rather than within 12 days after the rejection was mailed.

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2018