The bill would require that the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) include in its annual report an analysis of the city’s efforts to collect racial demographic information of city employees, including a review of the racial classification categories, as well as underutilization rate of racial classification categories by city employees.
Int. No. 756
By Council Member Eugene
A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the department of citywide administrative services to review and report annually on the city’s efforts to collect racial and ethnic demographic information, including a review of racial classification categories and employee response rates
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Paragraph 8 of subdivision b of section 814 of the New York city charter is amended to read as follows:
(8) To annually publish and submit to the mayor, council and the commission on equal employment practices a report on the activities of the department of citywide administrative services and city agencies to provide fair and effective affirmative employment practices to ensure equal employment opportunity for minority group members and women who are employed by, or who seek employment with, city agencies. Such report shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the city government workforce and applicants for such employment by agency, title and classification; a description of each agency's employment practices, policies and programs; an analysis of the effectiveness of the city's efforts to provide fair and effective affirmative employment practices to ensure equal employment opportunity for minority group members and women who are employed by, or who seek employment with, city agencies; a review of the racial and ethnic classification categories used to collect demographic information and the impact of such categories on employee response rates; and such legislative, programmatic and budgetary recommendations for the development, implementation or improvement of such activities as the commissioner deems appropriate.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.