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Connecticut Laws | Title 5 State Employees
CHAPTER 67* STATE PERSONNEL ACT
Sec. 5-202. Individual and group appeals.

(i) The second level of the preliminary review procedure preparatory to the filing of an appeal from an alleged grievable action under subsection (a) of this section other than dismissal, demotion or suspension shall be the aggrieved employee's appointing authority or designated representative. Such employee, upon receiving a response at the first level which the employee deems to be unsatisfactory, may proceed to this level by presenting the same form containing the first level answers not later than seven calendar days from the date the answer was given at the first level. The appointing authority or designated representative shall answer such employee not later than seven calendar days from the date the grievance is received or not later than seven calendar days from the date of a meeting convened for the purpose of reviewing such grievance, in which case such meeting shall be convened not later than seven calendar days from the date such grievance is received. (671)

(j) The third level of the preliminary review procedure preparatory to the filing of an appeal from an alleged grievable action under subsection (a) of this section including dismissal, demotion or suspension shall be the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or the secretary's designated representative. The employee, upon receiving a response at the second level which the employee deems to be unsatisfactory, may proceed to this level by presenting the same form containing the first and second level answers not later than seven calendar days from the date the answer was given at the second level, except in the case of a dismissal, demotion or suspension in which case such employee must present the form, completed but without answers at lower levels not later than thirty calendar days from the effective date of such action. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or the secretary's designated representative shall reply to such employee not later than thirty calendar days from the date such grievance is received or not later than fifteen calendar days from the date of a meeting convened for the purpose of reviewing such grievance, in which case such meeting shall be convened not later than thirty calendar days from the date such grievance is received. (672)

(k) Employees shall be entitled to have representation of their own choosing at any or all levels of the review or appeal procedure. No verbatim records shall be required in the preliminary procedure and no oaths or affirmations shall be administered. (673)

(l) Any state officer or employee, as defined in section 4-141, or any appointing authority shall not take or threaten to take any personnel action against any state employee or group of state employees in retaliation for the filing of an appeal with the Employees' Review Board or a grievance with any level of the preliminary review procedure pursuant to this section. An employee or group of employees alleging that such action has been threatened or taken may file an appeal directly with the board not later than thirty days from knowledge of the specific incident giving rise to such claim. (674)

(m) Either the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or any employee or group of employees aggrieved by a decision of the Employees' Review Board may appeal from such decision in accordance with section 4-183. The board may intervene as a party in any appeal of its decision. Any employee or group of employees who prevails in a decision of the Employees' Review Board shall be entitled to recover court costs and reasonable attorney's fees if such decision is appealed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and affirmed by the court in such appeal. (675)

Sec. 5-203. Reports to Commissioner of Administrative Services of personnel changes. (676)(Text)

Each appointment, transfer, promotion, demotion, dismissal, vacancy, change of salary rate, leave of absence, absence from duty or other temporary or permanent change in the status of any employee in the classified service shall be reported to the Commissioner of Administrative Services at such time, in such form and together with such supporting or other pertinent information as he prescribes. (677)

Sec. 5-204. Report to Governor. (678)(Text)

The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall compile currently and submit a report to the Governor, as provided in section 4-60, giving information as to the number of state employees, the number of employees in the classified service, salary expenditures, employee turnover and any other matters pertinent to personnel administration. (679)

Sec. 5-205. Administration of oaths, issuance of subpoenas. (680)(Text)

Section 5-205 is repealed. (681)

Sec. 5-206. Position classifications. (682)(Text)

(a) Position classifications established by the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall be listed in the appropriate records and publications of the Department of Administrative Services in accordance with the following descriptive items: (1) The title and code given to the class; (2) the pay grade for the class; (3) a statement of the duties and responsibilities exercised by those employees holding positions allocated to the class, illustrated, when practicable, by examples of typical tasks; and (4) the minimum desirable qualifications required by an incumbent for the satisfactory performance of such duties and the satisfactory discharge of such responsibilities. (683)

(b) In establishing new position classifications, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall make a study of the schedules of compensation established for positions similar as to duties, responsibilities and qualifications in the state service, of the rates of compensation paid for similar services elsewhere and of any other pertinent information and data. (684)

(c) The Commissioner of Administrative Services periodically shall review the work performed by employees in the classified service and shall issue such orders as are necessary to have such employees assigned to work in accordance with the classifications of their positions or to have their classifications changed to comply with their work, provided any employee, whose classification, status or compensation is affected, shall be given reasonable opportunity to be heard prior to the issuance of any such order. (685)

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