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File #: Int 0579-2014    Version: Name: Reporting on the racial and gender makeup of applicants for firefighter civil service examinations, and admission and graduation statistics from the probationary firefighter school.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services
On agenda: 12/8/2014
Enactment date: 6/2/2015 Law number: 2015/049
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on the racial and gender makeup of applicants for firefighter civil service examinations, and admission and graduation statistics from the probationary firefighter school.
Sponsors: Helen K. Rosenthal, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Margaret S. Chin, Costa G. Constantinides, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Chaim M. Deutsch, Daniel Dromm , Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Vincent J. Gentile, Vanessa L. Gibson, Peter A. Koo, Brad S. Lander, Mark Levine, Rosie Mendez, Annabel Palma, Antonio Reynoso, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Deborah L. Rose, Ritchie J. Torres, Jumaane D. Williams, Rory I. Lancman, Carlos Menchaca, Laurie A. Cumbo, Corey D. Johnson, Darlene Mealy, Inez E. Dickens, Mark Treyger, James G. Van Bramer, Paul A. Vallone, Ben Kallos, Andrew Cohen, I. Daneek Miller, Daniel R. Garodnick, Alan N. Maisel, Mathieu Eugene, Donovan J. Richards, Ruben Wills, Fernando Cabrera , Karen Koslowitz, Stephen T. Levin, Mark S. Weprin, Andy L. King
Council Member Sponsors: 43
Summary: To become a firefighter with the Fire Department of the City of New York (“FDNY”), an applicant must pass multiple phases of testing and evaluation. This bill would require the FDNY to report on the gender and racial demographics of the applicant pool at every step of this process. The bill would require the FDNY to report these statistics for its most recent application period, and for each application period going forward on a yearly basis. The bill also requires the FDNY to report on its recruiting activities for the firefighter position, including its recruiting expenditures, a list of the recruiting events it attended, and a list of the preparatory materials it creates to assist firefighter applicants.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 579-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 579, 3. Int. No. 579 - 12/8/15, 4. Committee Report 12/10/14, 5. Hearing Testimony 12/10/14, 6. Hearing Transcript 12/10/14, 7. Committee Report 5/12/15, 8. Hearing Transcript 5/12/15, 9. May 14, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 10. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-14-15, 11. Fiscal Impact Statement, 12. Mayor's Letter, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 14, 2015, 14. Local Law 49
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/2/2015AHelen K. Rosenthal City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/2/2015AHelen K. Rosenthal Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/2/2015AHelen K. Rosenthal Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/2015AHelen K. Rosenthal City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/2015AHelen K. Rosenthal City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/2015*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/2015*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/2015*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/2015AHelen K. Rosenthal Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2014*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Women's Issues Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2014*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Women's Issues Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2014*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Contracts Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2014*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Contracts Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2014*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2014*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2014*Helen K. Rosenthal City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2014*Helen K. Rosenthal City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 579-A
 
By Council Members Rosenthal,  Crowley, Arroyo, Chin, Constantinides, Cornegy, Deutsch, Dromm, Ferreras, Gentile, Gibson, Koo, Lander, Levine, Mendez, Palma, Reynoso, Rodriguez, Rose, Torres, Williams, Lancman, Menchaca, Cumbo, Johnson, Mealy, Dickens, Treyger, Van Bramer, Vallone, Kallos, Cohen, Miller, Garodnick, Maisel, Eugene, Richards, Wills, Cabrera, Koslowitz, Levin, Weprin, and King.
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on the racial and gender makeup of applicants for firefighter civil service examinations, and admission and graduation statistics from the probationary firefighter school.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1.  Chapter 1 of title 15 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 15-130 to read as follows:   
§ 15-130 Applicants for firefighter civil service examinations and admission and graduation statistics from the probationary firefighter school. a. The department, in consultation with the department of citywide administrative services, shall submit to the council and post on the department's website, on or before the effective date of the local law that added this section, a report containing the following information:
      1. The total  number of applicants for the 2012 open-competitive firefighter civil service examination and promotion to firefighter civil service examination, and the number of applicants who:
(a) Took the computer-based portion of such examination;
(b) Achieved a passing score on the computer-based portion of such examination;
(c) Were invited to take the physical portion of such examination;
(d) Took or began to take the physical portion of such examination;
(e) Passed the physical portion of such examination;
(f) Were invited to participate in the department's 1.5 mile pre-appointment run testing or substitute cardio-pulmonary testing;
(g) Were not offered appointment to the probationary firefighter school based on the results of the pre-appointment 1.5 mile run or substitute cardio-pulmonary testing;
(h) Were offered appointment to each probationary firefighter school class that commenced prior to the effective date of the local law that added this section;
(i) Accepted appointment to each class identified in subparagraph (h) of this paragraph;
(j) Participated in the final 1.5 mile run or substitute cardio-pulmonary testing prior to graduating from the probationary firefighter school;
(k) Failed to graduate from the probationary firefighter school based on the results of the final 1.5 mile run or substitute cardio-pulmonary testing;
(l) Failed to graduate from each class identified in subparagraph (h) of this paragraph on the grounds that they could not adequately complete the functional skills training or any successor physical training or testing;
(m) Graduated from each class identified in subparagraph (h) of this paragraph; and
(n) Did not graduate from each class identified in subparagraph (h) of this paragraph.
2. The data provided pursuant to paragraph one of this subdivision shall be disaggregated by gender and by race or ethnicity.
b. On or before March 1 of each year, the department, in consultation with the department of citywide administrative services, shall submit to the council and post on the department's website a report containing the following information for the preceding calendar year:
1. The number of applicants for each open-competitive firefighter civil service examination and promotion to firefighter civil service examination administered on or after the effective date of the local law that added this section, and the number of applicants who:  
(a) Took the computer-based portion of such examination;
(b) Achieved a passing score on the computer-based portion of such examination;
(c) Were invited to take the physical portion of such examination;
(d) Took or began to take the physical portion of such examination;
(e) Passed the physical portion of such examination;
(f) Were invited to participate in the department's 1.5 mile pre-appointment run testing or substitute cardio-pulmonary testing;
(g) Were not offered appointment to the probationary firefighter school based on the results of the pre-appointment 1.5 mile run or substitute cardio-pulmonary testing;
(h) Were offered appointment to each probationary firefighter school class that commenced after the effective date of the local law that added this section;
(i)  Accepted appointment to each probationary firefighter school class identified in subparagraph (h) of this paragraph;
(j) Participated in the final 1.5 mile run or substitute cardio-pulmonary testing prior to graduating from the probationary firefighter school;
(k) Failed to graduate from the probationary firefighter school based on the results of the final 1.5 mile run or substitute cardio-pulmonary testing;
(l) Failed to graduate from each class identified in subparagraph (h) of this paragraph on the grounds that they could not adequately complete the functional skills training or any successor physical training or testing;
(m) Graduated from each class identified in subparagraph (h) of this paragraph; and
(n) Did not graduate from each class identified in subparagraph (h) of this paragraph.
2. The data provided pursuant to paragraph one of this subdivision shall be reported in total and disaggregated by gender and by race or ethnicity.
c. The following information shall be provided on March 1 of each year for the preceding calendar year:
1. The department's expenditures on recruiting candidates for the open-competitive firefighter civil service examination and promotion to firefighter civil service examination;
2. A list of the recruiting events in which the department has participated for the open-competitive firefighter civil service examination; and
3. A list of the preparatory materials for firefighter applicants the department has prepared to help candidates for the open-competitive firefighter civil service examination and promotion to firefighter civil service examination.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.
 
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