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AB-316 State employees: pay equity: under-represented groups.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 19818.11 is added to the Government Code, to read:

19818.11.
 (a) The department shall, prior to January 1, 2023, and once every two years thereafter, evaluate all state civil service classifications in the Personnel Classification Plan and prepare a detailed report on gender and ethnicity pay equity in each classification where there is an underrepresentation of women and minorities.
(b) (1) The report described in subdivision (a) shall include at least the following:
(A) A plan for each state agency that is consistent with existing state and federal law to attain pay equity if a discrepancy is found.
(B) A plan to recruit, attract, and retain women and minorities that is consistent with existing state and federal law in positions where there is an underrepresentation of those subgroups.
(C) Each state agency’s efforts that are consistent with existing state and federal law toward meeting the goals for wage parity and increasing the number of women and minorities in the state agency.
(2) The department shall develop the plans described in paragraph (1) in a collaborative manner with each state agency.
(3) Each state agency shall, by a date determined necessary by the department and in a format determined necessary by the department, provide statistical information to the department for each state civil service classification within that state agency.
(4) On or before a date determined necessary by the department, each state agency shall submit to the department information regarding the state agency’s progress toward the state agency’s plans described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) for wage parity and increasing representation of underrepresented groups, including women and minorities. This shall include a detailed proposed timeline for meeting the goal of wage parity and creating a diverse workforce subject to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b).
(c) Until January 1, 2031, the department shall submit the report described in subdivision (a) to the Legislature no later than January 1 following the completion of the report. The report shall be submitted in accordance with Section 9795.
(d) The facts and findings from the report for each state agency shall be presented by the head of each state agency, or their representative, to the appropriate legislative budget subcommittees when the budget of that state agency is before the subcommittee.