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Government Code - GOV


  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 5. PERSONNEL [18000 - 22980]

  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )

PART 2. STATE CIVIL SERVICE [18500 - 19799]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )

CHAPTER 12. State Civil Service Equal Employment Opportunity Program [19790 - 19799]
  ( Heading of Chapter 12 amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 644, Sec. 1. )


(a) The appointing power of each state agency and the director of each state department shall appoint, at the managerial level, an equal employment opportunity officer, who shall report directly to, and be under the supervision of, the director of the department, to develop, implement, coordinate, and monitor the agency’s equal employment opportunity program. In a state agency with less than 500 employees, the equal employment opportunity officer may be the personnel officer. The agency equal employment opportunity officer shall, among other duties, analyze and report on appointments of employees, bring issues of concern regarding equal employment opportunity to the appointing power and recommend appropriate action, submit an evaluation of the effectiveness of the total equal employment opportunity program to the department annually by July 1, monitor the composition of oral panels in departmental examinations, and perform other duties necessary for the effective implementation of the agency equal employment opportunity plans.

(b)  (1) Each state agency shall establish a separate committee of employees who are individuals with a disability, or who have an interest in disability issues, to advise the head of the agency on issues of concern to employees with disabilities, and matters relating to the formulation and implementation of the plan to overcome and correct any underrepresentation determined pursuant to Section 19234.

(2) Departments shall invite all employees to serve on the committee and shall take appropriate steps to ensure the final committee is comprised of members who have disabilities or who have an interest in disability issues. Each department shall ensure that at least two-thirds of the members of the committee are individuals with disabilities or retain documentation that demonstrates that the number of employees invited to participate, and willing and able to serve, was insufficient to meet this requirement.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 360, Sec. 76. (SB 1309) Effective January 1, 2013.)