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House Bill No. 5481

Public Act No. 18-130

AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE STATE PERSONNEL ACT.

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

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 5-218 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):

(b) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall give public notice of such examinations for positions in the classified service at least [two weeks] six business days 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 and place of the examination and shall be accompanied by a copy of the official description of the position, and provide the work location, salary and 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.

Sec. 2. Section 5-221a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):

An applicant for employment or an employee in the classified service may appeal the rejection of such applicant's or employee's application, in writing, to the Commissioner of Administrative Services not later than [twelve] six business days after the [mailing] transmittal of such rejection notice by providing supplementary information on qualifications as may be necessary. Such applicant or employee may request a review of such rejection by an independent human resource professional who shall render a final decision on the applicant's or employee's appeal within fifteen days thereafter.

Sec. 3. Section 5-243 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):

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.

Approved June 11, 2018