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File #: Int 2226-2021    Version: * Name: Requiring annual reports on employment turnover of school safety agents and other school safety personnel.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 2/11/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring annual reports on employment turnover of school safety agents and other school safety personnel
Sponsors: Mark Treyger, Helen K. Rosenthal, Bill Perkins, Brad S. Lander
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: The proposed bill would require the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and, after the transfer of jurisdiction to the Department of Education (DOE), the DOE, to report on employment turnover of school safety agents (SSAs) and other school safety personnel. The reporting would include the number of SSAs or school safety personnel whose employment was involuntarily terminated; the number of transfers for SSAs or school safety personnel; the number of SSA or school safety personnel resignations; and the average length of employment for each SSA or school safety personnel.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2226, 2. Int. No. 2226, 3. February 11, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 2/18/21, 5. Hearing Testimony 2/18/21, 6. Hearing Transcript 2/18/21, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-11-21, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 11, 2021

Int. No. 2226

 

By Council Members Treyger, Rosenthal, Perkins and Lander

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring annual reports on employment turnover of school safety agents and other school safety personnel

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 14-152.1 to read as follows:

§ 14-152.1 Reporting on employment turnover of school safety agents. a. Report required.

 1. Not later than March 31, 2021, and quarterly thereafter, the commissioner shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council and post on its website a report on employment turnover of school safety agents during the preceding quarter. At a minimum, the report shall include the following information regarding the employment of school safety agents, disaggregated by school district:

(a) For any school safety agent who began employment during the relevant reporting period, the date that such employment began;

(b) Whether any school safety agent’s employment was involuntarily terminated, and if so, the reason for the termination;

(c) Whether any school safety agent was transferred, and if so, (i) the reason for the transfer; and (ii) the number of times such school safety agent has been transferred, as applicable;

(d) Whether any school safety agent resigned, and if so, the reason for resignation where such information is available; and

(e) The average length of employment of the school safety agents employed in the school district.

2. Any information required to be included in the report under paragraph 1 that is not ascertainable shall be indicated as such in the report.

3. The report required under paragraph 1 shall not include any individually identifiable information with respect to a school or a school safety agent.

b. Agents employed by the department of education. In any case in which a school safety agent is an employee of the department of education, the reporting requirement under subdivision a shall not apply with respect to the commissioner, but shall apply instead with respect to the chancellor of the city school district of the city of New York.

 2. Title 21-A of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 29 to read as follows:

CHAPTER 29

SCHOOL SAFETY

§ 21-1000 Reporting on employment turnover of school safety personnel.

§ 21-1000 Reporting on employment turnover of school safety personnel. On June 30, 2022, and annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council and post on its website a report on employment turnover of school safety personnel during the preceding year. At a minimum, the report shall include the following information regarding the employment of school safety personnel, disaggregated by school district:

(a) For any school safety personnel who began employment during the calendar year, the date that such employment began;

(b) Whether any school safety personnel’s employment was involuntarily terminated, and if so, the reason for the termination;

(c) Whether any school safety agent was transferred, and if so, (i) the reason for the transfer; and (ii) the number of times such school safety agent has been transferred, as applicable;

(d) Whether any school safety personnel resigned, and if so, the reason for resignation where such information is available; and

(e) The average length of employment of the school safety personnel employed in the school district.

2. Any information required to be included in the report under paragraph 1 that is not ascertainable shall be indicated as such in the report.

3. The report required under paragraph 1 shall not include any individually identifiable information with respect to a school or school safety personnel.

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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