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Connecticut Laws | Title 4 Management Of State Agencies
CHAPTER 48 ORGANIZATION OF STATE AGENCIES
Sec. 4-61s.

Transferred to Chapter 814c, Sec. 46a-68. (436)

Sec. 4-61t. Committee on Career Entry and Mobility. Members. Duties. (437)(Text)

There shall be established a Committee on Career Entry and Mobility, appointed by the Commissioner of Administrative Services and chaired by the Commissioner of Administrative Services or his designee, which shall include a representative of the Office of Policy and Management, a representative of the Department of Administrative Services who is involved in classification activity, a representative of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, a representative of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, a representative of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities and ten additional persons, two of whom shall be state agency personnel administrators, four of whom shall be labor representatives and four of whom shall be employed in state service and familiar with the problems of career mobility, affirmative action, the implementation of corrective programs, and the accommodation and entry level needs of persons with disabilities. The committee shall determine how career counseling can be best provided and training opportunities best met and made available within the funds allotted. The committee shall also develop mechanisms to communicate information about state employment opportunities to state employees and persons with disabilities who wish to become state employees. The committee shall advise the Commissioner of Administrative Services concerning broader usage of classification titles affecting upward mobility, the entry level employment of persons with disabilities and an effective procedure for reporting compliance to the legislature. The committee shall prepare written guidelines for implementation of the career mobility program described in subsection (a) of section 4-61u, section 4-61w and this section and the entry level employment program for persons with disabilities described in subsection (b) of section 4-61u and this section. The committee shall meet at least once each quarter and shall submit periodic reports to the Commissioner of Administrative Services. (438)

Sec. 4-61u. State departments and agencies required to establish programs of career mobility and accommodation and entry level training of persons with disabilities. (439)(Text)

(a) Under the supervision of the Commissioner of Administrative Services, all departments and agencies of state government shall establish an effective program of career mobility as part of their affirmative action program, as required by section 46a-68, for occupational groups, which shall include, but not be limited to, secretarial, clerical, supervisory clerical, semiskilled, crafts and trades, supervisory crafts and trades, custodial, supervisory custodial and laborers. All departments and agencies of state government shall provide, or make provision for, career counseling for such occupational groups. All departments and agencies shall make available to state employees a range of training opportunities. In geographically remote areas, as defined by the Committee on Career Entry and Mobility, where programs are not generally available, departments and agencies shall enter into cooperative arrangements or take other appropriate actions to assure that training opportunities are provided to employees in those areas. All departments and agencies shall, consistent with the requirements of the State Personnel Act, initiate classification requests that would result in the development of career ladders and lattices providing career mobility within and between occupational groupings, and from subprofessional jobs to professional and managerial jobs. All departments and agencies of state government shall establish as part of their affirmative action plans, specific annual goals and timetables on the number of classes in entry level professional, managerial and administrative positions, which shall include, but are not limited to, law enforcement, field representation, administrative staff, professional, subprofessional or technical jobs that are to be filled through career mobility. (440)

(b) Under the supervision of the Commissioner of Administrative Services, each department and agency of state government shall establish an effective program of accommodation and entry level training of persons with disabilities. Such programs shall be part of department and agency affirmative action programs required by section 46a-68. All departments and agencies shall make a range of training opportunities available to such persons. In geographically remote areas, as defined by the Committee on Career Entry and Mobility, where programs are not generally available, departments and agencies shall enter into cooperative arrangements or take other appropriate actions to assure that training opportunities are provided to such persons in those areas. All departments and agencies of state government shall establish, as part of their affirmative action plans, specific annual goals and timetables on (1) the number of jobs that are to be filled through the accommodation of persons with disabilities and (2) entry level training for such persons. (441)

Sec. 4-61v. Report to General Assembly by Commissioner of Administrative Services and Committee on Upward Mobility. (442)(Text)

Section 4-61v is repealed. (443)

Sec. 4-61w. Composition of employees in career mobility program. (444)(Text)

In implementing the provisions of sections 4-61t and 4-61u and this section, each department or agency shall insure that the ethnic and sex composition of employees participating in the career mobility program shall be consistent with the regulations for affirmative action of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. (445)

Secs. 4-61x to 4-61z. (446)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (447)

Sec. 4-61aa. Committee to encourage employment by state of persons with disabilities. (448)(Text)

(a) There is established a committee to encourage the employment by the state of persons with disabilities. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall appoint the members of the committee, which shall be chaired by such commissioner, or his designee, and include one representative of each of the following: (449)

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