The bill would require the Fire Department to implement a comprehensive plan for increasing the recruitment and hiring of individuals with prior military experience. Additionally, the Department would be required to report on relevant recruitment efforts, and the rates of hiring of individuals with prior military experience.
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Int. No. 824
By Council Members Borelli, Holden, Koslowitz and Ulrich
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the fire department’s recruitment of individuals with prior military service
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Title 15 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 15-132 to read as follows:
15-132. Military Veteran Recruitment. a. The department, in consultation with the department of veterans’ services, shall develop and implement a comprehensive plan for increasing the department’s recruitment and hiring of military veterans and reservists. Such plan shall include, but not be limited to: the identification of obstacles faced in the department’s recruitment, examination, training, hiring, and retention of military veterans and members of the military reserve; the development of targeted online recruitment materials to highlight the benefits and process of joining the department for military veterans and members of the military reserve; and nationwide recruitment of active, reserve, and veteran members of the military service.
b. Reporting. The department shall post a report on its website by March 1st of each year regarding the recruitment of active, reserve, and veteran members of the military service for the preceding calendar year. Such report shall include: a summary of recruitment efforts, including reference to specific partnerships existing with branches of the military and other military service organizations; the number of military specific recruitment events department representatives attended, disaggregated by in-state and out-of-state events; the number of distinct recruitment contacts made to individuals identified as active, reserve or veteran members of the military service; and the number of individuals with prior military service who: (a) were offered appointment to each probationary firefighter school class; (b) graduated from probationary firefighter school; and (c) were hired by the department.
§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately after it becomes law.