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Connecticut Laws | Title 4 Management Of State Agencies
CHAPTER 48 ORGANIZATION OF STATE AGENCIES
Sec. 4-61dd. Whistleblowing. Disclosure of information to Auditors of Public Accounts. Investigation by Attorney General. Proceedings re alleged retaliatory personnel actions. Report to General Assembly. Large state contractors.

(f) Each large state contractor shall post a notice of the provisions of this section relating to large state contractors in a conspicuous place which is readily available for viewing by the employees of the contractor. (477)

(g) No person who, in good faith, discloses information to the Auditors of Public Accounts or the Attorney General in accordance with this section shall be liable for any civil damages resulting from such good faith disclosure. (478)

(h) As used in this section: (479)

(1) "Large state contract" means a contract between an entity and a state or quasi-public agency, having a value of five million dollars or more; and (480)

(2) "Large state contractor" means an entity that has entered into a large state contract with a state or quasi-public agency. (481)

Secs. 4-61ee to 4-61gg. (482)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (483)

Sec. 4-61hh. Volunteers in state government. Definitions. (484)(Text)

As used in sections 4-61hh to 4-61mm, inclusive: (485)

(1) "Volunteer" means any individual who provides goods or services to any state agency without compensation therefor; (486)

(2) "Regular service volunteer" means any volunteer engaged in specific service activities on an ongoing or continuous basis; (487)

(3) "State agency" shall include any agency, authority, board, commission, council, department, institution or other instrumentality of the state. (488)

Sec. 4-61ii. Volunteer programs within state agencies. (489)(Text)

Any state agency utilizing or contemplating the utilization of volunteers shall be responsible for the development, continuation or expansion of volunteer programs within the agency. Each state agency may, for the purposes of fulfilling its responsibilities under sections 4-61hh to 4-61mm, inclusive, do any or all of the following: (1) Utilize qualified salaried professional staff to develop meaningful opportunities for volunteers involved in carrying out the functions of the agency; (2) develop written rules governing the recruitment, screening, training, responsibility, utilization, supervision and evaluation of its volunteers, but such rules shall not be deemed to be regulations as defined in subsection (13) of section 4-166; (3) take such actions as are necessary to ensure that volunteers and paid employees understand their respective duties and responsibilities toward one another and their respective roles in fulfilling the functions of the agency; (4) develop and implement orientation and training programs for volunteers; and (5) contract with other state agencies, as it deems necessary. (490)

Sec. 4-61jj. Incidental benefits. Fulfillment of experience or training requirements. (491)(Text)

(a) Each state agency, with the approval of the Commissioner of Administrative Services, may (1) provide for the recognition of volunteers who have served the agency and paid employees who have worked with the volunteers, and (2) provide volunteers with such incidental benefits or reimbursements as are consistent with section 4-61ll. (492)

(b) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 to provide for the recognition of volunteer service as partial fulfillment of state employment requirements of training or experience. (493)

Sec. 4-61kk. Exemption from title 5. Compliance with regulations. (494)(Text)

(a) Any volunteer recruited, trained or utilized by any state agency shall, to the extent of his voluntary services, be exempt from the provisions of title 5, except as provided in section 4-61ll. (495)

(b) Volunteers shall comply with applicable agency rules and regulations. No volunteer shall displace a paid employee of this state. (496)

Sec. 4-61ll. Benefits or reimbursements to volunteers. (497)(Text)

Each state agency may provide benefits or reimbursements to volunteers, within the limits of its available appropriations, as follows: (1) Meals may be furnished without charge; (2) lodging may be furnished temporarily to regular service volunteers without charge; (3) transportation reimbursements, including parking fees, automobile mileage, bus and taxi fares, may be furnished. Such reimbursements, when provided, shall be furnished at the same rate as provided for state employees in accordance with section 5-141c; (4) use of state vehicles for the performance of official state agency duties; (5) liability insurance, purchased through the State Insurance and Risk Management Board, to cover all volunteers to the same extent as may be provided for its salaried employees; and (6) optional staff development training to enhance individual skills. (498)

Sec. 4-61mm. Evaluation of volunteer program to be included in annual report. (499)(Text)

Each state agency, as part of its annual report to the General Assembly and the Governor, shall include an evaluation of its volunteer program which details the following information: (1) The total number, location and duties of all volunteers; and (2) the total number of annual hours of service provided by all volunteers. (500)

Sec. 4-61nn. Adaptation of administration of tests to needs of persons with disabilities. (501)(Text)

Not later than July 1, 1992, the commissioner of each state agency and each professional examining board which tests individuals shall develop and implement a procedure to adapt the administration of such tests to the needs of persons with disabilities, provided any such adaptation shall not interfere with the validity of the test or with the assessment of bona fide occupational qualifications. Such procedure shall include a method of informing persons with disabilities of the opportunity to request such an adaptation. (502)

CHAPTER 49 AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS (503)(Text)

Secs. 4-62 to 4-64. (504)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 23, Secs. 2-89 to 2-92, inclusive. (505)

CHAPTER 50* OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT: GENERAL PROVISIONS; BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS; STATE PLANNING (506)(Text)

PART I* GENERAL PROVISIONS (507)(Text)

Sec. 4-65a. Office of Policy and Management. (508)(Text)

(a) There shall be an Office of Policy and Management which shall be responsible for all aspects of state staff planning and analysis in the areas of budgeting, management, planning, energy policy determination and evaluation, intergovernmental policy, criminal and juvenile justice planning and program evaluation. The department head shall be the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, who shall be appointed by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-5, 4-6, 4-7 and 4-8, with all the powers and duties therein prescribed. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall be the employer representative (1) in collective bargaining negotiations concerning changes to the state employees retirement system and health and welfare benefits, and (2) in all other matters involving collective bargaining, including negotiation and administration of all collective bargaining agreements and supplemental understandings between the state and the state employee unions concerning all executive branch employees except (A) employees of the Division of Criminal Justice, and (B) faculty and professional employees of boards of trustees of constituent units of the state system of higher education. The secretary may designate a member of the secretary's staff to act as the employer representative in the secretary's place. (509)

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