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File #: Int 1694-2019    Version: Name: A center for older workforce development.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Aging
On agenda: 9/12/2019
Enactment date: 12/20/2020 Law number: 2020/123
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to a center for older workforce development
Sponsors: Margaret S. Chin, Diana Ayala , Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlina Rivera , Karen Koslowitz, Vanessa L. Gibson, Farah N. Louis, Adrienne E. Adams, Ben Kallos, Mathieu Eugene, Ruben Diaz, Sr., Paul A. Vallone, Deborah L. Rose, Inez D. Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Summary: This bill would create an office dedicated to combating ageism in the workplace and to developing the older workforce, called the Center for Older Workforce Development. The Center would be established and placed by the Mayor and led by a Director, whose powers and duties include, for example: advising and assisting the mayor in coordinating agencies involved in workforce development programs for older adults, assisting older adults join or re-join the workforce, creating a centralized workforce development website for older adults, and promoting the inclusion and retention of older adults in the municipal workforce. The Center would additionally be required to submit an annual report to the Mayor and to the City Council on its activities.
Indexes: Other Appointment Required, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1694-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1694, 3. Int. No. 1694, 4. September 12, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-12-19, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 12, 2019, 7. Committee Report 10/8/19, 8. Hearing Testimony 10/8/19, 9. Hearing Transcript 10/8/19, 10. Proposed Int. No. 1694-A - 11/14/20, 11. Committee Report 11/19/20, 12. Hearing Transcript 11/19/20, 13. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 14. November 19, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-19-20, 16. Int. No. 1694-A (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 19. Local Law 123
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/21/2020AMargaret S. Chin City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2020AMargaret S. Chin Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/19/2020AMargaret S. Chin City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/19/2020AMargaret S. Chin City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/19/2020*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Aging Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/19/2020*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Aging Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/19/2020*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Aging Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/19/2020AMargaret S. Chin Committee on Aging Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/2019*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Civil and Human Rights Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/2019*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Civil and Human Rights Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/2019*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Aging Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/2019*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Aging Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/12/2019*Margaret S. Chin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/12/2019*Margaret S. Chin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1694-A

 

By Council Member Chin, Ayala, Rosenthal, Rivera, Koslowitz, Gibson, Louis, Adams, Kallos, Eugene, R. Diaz, Vallone, Rose and Barron

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to a center for older workforce development

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Chapter 1 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 20-k to read as follows:

§ 20-k. Center for older workforce development. a. The mayor shall establish an office for older adult workforce development, called the center for older workforce development. Such office may be established in the office of the mayor or as a separate office or within any other office of the mayor or within any department the head of which is appointed by the mayor. Such office shall be headed by a director who shall be appointed by the mayor or the head of such department. For the purposes of this section, “director” means the director of the center for older workforce development.

b. Powers and duties. The director shall have the power and the duty to:

1. Advise and assist the mayor in planning and implementing for coordination and cooperation among agencies and offices under the jurisdiction of the mayor that are involved in any workforce development program or service for older adults;

2. Coordinate assistance for older adults to join or re-join the workforce, including through programs offering job, language and technological training, job search and application assistance, wraparound employment support and other general career building and job support for older adults;

3. Assess the feasibility of and help foster any public, private or public/private partnerships that develop and implement programs and services for older adult employment;

4. Provide information relevant to older adults in a centralized workforce development website with resources for career building and development and employment support, including a list of city employment and workforce development initiatives and a list of different community based organizations and non-profit organizations that provide such assistance;

5. Provide information on how to report age discrimination in the workplace, including potential municipal and state remedies; 

6. Promote the inclusion and retention of older adults in the workforce by coordinating with the department for the aging and other city agencies, including but not limited to, the commission on human rights, the department of citywide administrative services and the department of small business services, to develop and recommend guidance to address age discrimination in the workplace and to consult on job placements within city agencies for older adults;

8. Provide outreach and education on the services provided by the center; and

9. Perform other duties as the mayor may assign.

c. On or before December 1 of each year, the center shall submit a report of its activities to the mayor and the speaker of the council.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

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