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File #: Int 0756-2018    Version: Name: Requiring DCAS to review and report annually on the city’s efforts to collect racial and ethnic demographic information, including a review of racial classification categories and employee response rates.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Civil and Human Rights
On agenda: 4/11/2018
Enactment date: 1/11/2019 Law number: 2019/014
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the department of citywide administrative services to review and report annually on the city's efforts to collect racial and ethnic demographic information, including a review of racial classification categories and employee response rates
Sponsors: Mathieu Eugene, Ben Kallos, Helen K. Rosenthal, Margaret S. Chin, Laurie A. Cumbo, Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: The bill would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to include in its annual report an analysis of employee response rates to the city’s efforts to collect racial demographic information of city employees, and whether changes in the racial and ethnic classification categories have had an impact on employee response rates. Further, DCAS would be required to review the racial and ethnic classification categories used to collect demographic information and provide recommendations for how to improve the use of such categories to reflect the City’s workforce.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 756-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 756, 3. Int. No. 756, 4. April 11, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-11-18, 6. Committee Report 4/23/18, 7. Hearing Testimony 4/23/18, 8. Hearing Transcript 4/23/18, 9. Proposed Int. No. 756-A - 12/10/18, 10. Committee Report 12/10/18, 11. Hearing Transcript 12/10/18, 12. December 11, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-11-18, 14. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 11, 2018, 15. Int. No. 756-A (FINAL), 16. Fiscal Impact Statement, 17. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 18. Local Law 14
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1/11/2019AMathieu Eugene City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/11/2019AMathieu Eugene Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2018AMathieu Eugene City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2018AMathieu Eugene City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2018*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Civil and Human Rights Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2018*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Civil and Human Rights Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2018*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Civil and Human Rights Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2018AMathieu Eugene Committee on Civil and Human Rights Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/23/2018*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Civil Service and Labor Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/23/2018*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Civil Service and Labor Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/23/2018*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Civil and Human Rights Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/23/2018*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Civil and Human Rights Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/11/2018*Mathieu Eugene City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/11/2018*Mathieu Eugene City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 756-A

 

By Council Members Eugene, Kallos, Rosenthal, Chin, Cumbo and Levin

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the department of citywide administrative services to review and report annually on the city’s efforts to collect racial and ethnic demographic information, including a review of racial classification categories and employee response rates

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Paragraph 9 of subdivision c of section 814.1 of the New York city charter is amended to read as follows:

    (9) No later than September 30, 2020, and no later than September 30 annually thereafter, publish and submit to the mayor, council and the commission on equal employment practices a report on the activities of the department of citywide administrative services and city agencies to provide fair and effective affirmative employment practices to ensure equal employment opportunity for minority group members and women who are employed by, or who seek employment with, city agencies. Such report shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the city government workforce and applicants for such employment by agency, title and classification except where a civil service exam was the basis of appointment; statistics relating to hiring, salary and promotion for all city agencies disaggregated by race, gender, and civil service classification and other categories as appropriate; a description of each agency’s employment practices, policies and programs; an analysis of the effectiveness of the city’s efforts to provide fair and effective affirmative employment practices to ensure equal employment opportunity for minority group members and women who are employed by, or who seek employment with, city agencies; an analysis of employee response rates to efforts to collect demographic information over time, and whether changes in the racial and ethnic classification categories used to collect demographic information have had an impact on employee response rates; a review of racial and ethnic classification categories used to collect demographic information and recommendations for how to improve the use of such categories to reflect the city government workforce; and such legislative, programmatic and budgetary recommendations for the development, implementation or improvement of such activities as the commissioner deems appropriate.

§ 2. This local law takes effect on the same date as a local law amending the New York city charter, relating to creating an office of diversity and inclusion within the department of citywide administrative services, as proposed in introduction number 752-A for the year 2018, takes effect.

 

 

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