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File #: Int 1239-2016    Version: * Name: LGBTQ cultural competency training for city employees who regularly interact with the public.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 8/16/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to LGBTQ cultural competency training for city employees who regularly interact with the public
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm , Andrew Cohen, Annabel Palma, Karen Koslowitz, Margaret S. Chin, Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Operations to develop and implement cultural competency trainings for all city employees who regularly interact with the public, with the specific purpose of providing those employees with knowledge and skills that will allow them to more effectively serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer New Yorkers.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1239, 2. August 16, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1239

 

By Council Members Dromm, Cohen, Palma, Koslowitz, Chin and Rodriguez

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to LGBTQ cultural competency training for city employees who regularly interact with the public

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 15 of Chapter 1 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision i to read as follows:

i. 1. Definitions. For purposes of this subdivision, “cultural competence” means knowledge and skills that enable a person to appreciate, understand and interact with members of diverse populations within the local community.

2. The office of operations shall ensure that city employees who regularly interact with the public receive annual training in cultural competence with respect to interactions with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Such trainings shall be tailored, for each city office or agency, to its most common interactions with the public. 

3. One hundred and twenty days after this law takes effect, and annually thereafter, the office of operations shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council a report on the development and status of the training.

4. City agencies shall cooperate with the office of operations in identifying employees who regularly interact with the public and facilitating the implementation of the annual trainings.  

                     § 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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