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File #: Int 0260-2018    Version: * Name: NYC agencies polices regarding work-related communications during non-work hours.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Civil Service and Labor
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to New York City agencies policies regarding work-related communications during non-work hours
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, Helen K. Rosenthal, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: Employee use of work-related communications during non-work hours has become very common. This local law would require every City agency to generate a policy regarding the usage of City-owned mobile phones, City electronic mail and other forms of communication when employees are not at work. Such policies would then be submitted to the Mayor.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 260, 2. Int. No. 260, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 260

 

By Council Members Richards, Rosenthal and the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to New York City agencies policies regarding work-related communications during non-work hours

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 12 of the administrative code of the city of New York is hereby amended to add a new section 12-140 to read as follows:

§ 12-140. Work-related communications during non-work hours. a. Within 90 days of the enactment of this local law, each agency of the city of New York shall generate a policy regarding the off-hour work-related usage of electronic communications, including but not limited to, mobile phones and electronic mail. Such policy may contain:

(a) Guidelines for usage by such agency’s employees of city-owned mobile phones during non-work hours;

(b) guidelines for such agency’s employees accessing of city electronic mail accounts during non-work hours;

(c) guidelines for such agency’s employees usage of other forms of communication in connection with their employment during non-work hours;

(d) clear differentiation, if necessary, if any elements of the policy are different for managerial and non-managerial employees; and

(e) exceptions, if any, to such policy.

b. Within 120 days of the enactment of this local law, each agency shall transmit its policy regarding work-related communications during non-work hours to the mayor.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.

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