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S.B. 22 Enrolled

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WORKFORCE SERVICES JOB LISTING AMENDMENTS

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

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House Sponsor: Paul Ray

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill requires that all government entities advertise job openings on the state
             10      website and that the Division of Purchasing provide contact information for companies
             11      that contract with the state.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    requires all government entities to advertise job openings on the state's website; and
             15          .    adds a provision to the procurement code requiring that language be added into
             16      contracts and requests for proposals that require the Division of Purchasing to
             17      provide employment contact information to the Department of Workforce Services
             18      for private contractors that contract with state entities.
             19      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      AMENDS:
             25           35A-1-102 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 41
             26           35A-2-203 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 188
             27           63G-6a-402 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 445
             28     
             29      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:


             30          Section 1. Section 35A-1-102 is amended to read:
             31           35A-1-102. Definitions.
             32          Unless otherwise specified, as used in this title:
             33          (1) "Client" means an individual who the department has determined to be eligible for
             34      services or benefits under:
             35          (a) Chapter 3, Employment Support Act; and
             36          (b) Chapter 5, Training and Workforce Improvement Act.
             37          (2) "Department" means the Department of Workforce Services created in Section
             38      35A-1-103 .
             39          (3) "Economic service area" means an economic service area established in accordance
             40      with Chapter 2, Economic Service Areas.
             41          (4) "Employment assistance" means services or benefits provided by the department
             42      under:
             43          (a) Chapter 3, Employment Support Act; and
             44          (b) Chapter 5, Training and Workforce Improvement Act.
             45          (5) "Employment center" is a location in an economic service area where the services
             46      provided by an economic service area under Section 35A-2-201 may be accessed by a client.
             47          (6) "Employment counselor" means an individual responsible for developing an
             48      employment plan and coordinating the services and benefits under this title in accordance with
             49      Chapter 2, Economic Service Areas.
             50          (7) "Employment plan" means a written agreement between the department and a client
             51      that describes:
             52          (a) the relationship between the department and the client;
             53          (b) the obligations of the department and the client; and
             54          (c) the result if an obligation is not fulfilled by the department or the client.
             55          (8) "Executive director" means the executive director of the department appointed
             56      under Section 35A-1-201 .
             57          (9) "Government entity" means the state or any county, municipality, local district,


             58      special service district, or other political subdivision or administrative unit of the state,
             59      including state institutions of higher education as defined in Section 53B-2-101 .
             60          [(9)] (10) "Public assistance" means:
             61          (a) services or benefits provided under Chapter 3, Employment Support Act;
             62          (b) medical assistance provided under Title 26, Chapter 18, Medical Assistance Act;
             63          (c) foster care maintenance payments provided from the General Fund or under Title
             64      IV-E of the Social Security Act;
             65          (d) SNAP benefits; and
             66          (e) any other public funds expended for the benefit of a person in need of financial,
             67      medical, food, housing, or related assistance.
             68          [(10)] (11) "SNAP" means the federal "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program"
             69      under Title 7, U.S.C. Chapter 51, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known
             70      as the federal Food Stamp Program.
             71          [(11)] (12) "SNAP benefit" or "SNAP benefits" means a financial benefit, coupon, or
             72      privilege available under SNAP.
             73          [(12)] (13) "Stabilization" means addressing the basic living, family care, and social or
             74      psychological needs of the client so that the client may take advantage of training or
             75      employment opportunities provided under this title or through other agencies or institutions.
             76          Section 2. Section 35A-2-203 is amended to read:
             77           35A-2-203. Employment centers.
             78          (1) In each county within an economic service area, the executive director shall:
             79          (a) designate the location of one or more employment centers, as defined in Section
             80      35A-1-102 , in which the services are provided by the department; or
             81          (b) coordinate with the department to establish access to the services provided by the
             82      department by means other than an employment center.
             83          (2) An employment center shall provide a comprehensive program of employment
             84      services including job placement, job development, stabilization, assessment, and job training
             85      through its employment counselors as part of a system of unified case management.


             86          (3) The department may make services that are provided through employment centers
             87      under this section accessible through electronic linkage.
             88          (4) The department shall develop and maintain a website dedicated to providing
             89      information regarding employment opportunities available throughout the state.
             90          (5) (a) Except when filling a job vacancy with a current employee, a government entity
             91      shall list each public job posting on the department's website.
             92          (b) Information regarding job vacancies with private contractors that have contracted
             93      with an executive branch procurement unit shall be made available to the department for
             94      posting on the department's website by the department. Posted information shall include the
             95      name and contact information for job inquiries. This information shall be available for the
             96      duration of the contract.
             97          (c) Faculty related job vacancies and job vacancies for part-time wage related jobs
             98      typically filled by students at state institutions of higher education are exempt from the
             99      requirements of Subsection (5)(a).
             100          (d) Subsection (5)(a) does not apply to school districts.
             101          Section 3. Section 63G-6a-402 is amended to read:
             102           63G-6a-402. Procurement unit required to comply with Utah Procurement Code
             103      and applicable rules -- Rulemaking authority -- Reporting.
             104          (1) Except as otherwise provided in Section 63G-6a-107 , Section 63G-6a-403 , Part 8,
             105      Exceptions to Procurement Requirements, or elsewhere in this chapter, a procurement unit may
             106      not obtain a procurement item, unless:
             107          (a) if the procurement unit is the division or a procurement unit with independent
             108      procurement authority, the procurement unit:
             109          (i) uses a standard procurement process or an exception to a standard procurement
             110      process, described in Part 8, Exceptions to Procurement Requirements; and
             111          (ii) complies with:
             112          (A) the requirements of this chapter; and
             113          (B) the rules made pursuant to this chapter by the applicable rulemaking authority;


             114          (b) if the procurement unit is a county, a municipality, or the Utah Housing
             115      Corporation, the procurement unit complies with:
             116          (i) the requirements of this chapter that are adopted by the procurement unit; and
             117          (ii) all other procurement requirements that the procurement unit is required to comply
             118      with; or
             119          (c) if the procurement unit is not a procurement unit described in Subsections (1)(a) or
             120      (b), the procurement unit:
             121          (i) obtains the procurement item under the direction and approval of the division,
             122      unless otherwise provided by a rule made by the board;
             123          (ii) uses a standard procurement process; and
             124          (iii) complies with:
             125          (A) the requirements of this chapter; and
             126          (B) the rules made pursuant to this chapter by the applicable rulemaking authority.
             127          (2) Subject to Subsection (3), the applicable rulemaking authority shall make rules
             128      relating to the management and control of procurements and procurement procedures by a
             129      procurement unit.
             130          (3) (a) Rules made under Subsection (2) shall ensure compliance with the federal
             131      contract prohibition provisions of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub.
             132      L. No. 110-174) that prohibit contracting with a person doing business in Sudan.
             133          (b) The State Building Board rules governing procurement of construction,
             134      architect-engineer services, and leases apply to the procurement of construction,
             135      architect-engineer services, and leases of real property by the Division of Facilities
             136      Construction and Management.
             137          (4) An applicable rulemaking authority that is subject to Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             138      Administrative Rulemaking Act, shall make the rules described in this chapter in accordance
             139      with the provisions of Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             140          (5) The State Building Board shall make a report on or before July 1 of each year to a
             141      legislative interim committee, designated by the Legislative Management Committee created


             142      under Section 36-12-6 , on the establishment, implementation, and enforcement of the rules
             143      made by the State Building Board under this chapter.
             144          (6) The rules of the applicable rulemaking authority for the executive branch
             145      procurement unit shall require, for each contract and request for proposals, the inclusion of a
             146      clause that requires the issuing procurement unit, for the duration of the contract, to make
             147      available contact information of the winning contractor to the Department of Workforce
             148      Services in accordance with Section 35A-2-203 . This requirement does not preclude a
             149      contractor from advertising job openings in other forums throughout the state.


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