Second Substitute S.B. 22
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:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
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
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
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 .
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.
69 under Title 7, U.S.C. Chapter 51, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known
70 as the federal Food Stamp Program.
72 privilege available under SNAP.
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 a government entity shall be made available to the department for posting on the
94 department's website by the department. Posted information shall include the name and contact
95 information for job inquiries. This information shall be available for the duration of the
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 Section 3. Section 63G-6a-402 is amended to read:
101 63G-6a-402. Procurement unit required to comply with Utah Procurement Code
102 and applicable rules -- Rulemaking authority -- Reporting.
103 (1) Except as otherwise provided in Section 63G-6a-107 , Section 63G-6a-403 , Part 8,
104 Exceptions to Procurement Requirements, or elsewhere in this chapter, a procurement unit may
105 not obtain a procurement item, unless:
106 (a) if the procurement unit is the division or a procurement unit with independent
107 procurement authority, the procurement unit:
108 (i) uses a standard procurement process or an exception to a standard procurement
109 process, described in Part 8, Exceptions to Procurement Requirements; and
110 (ii) complies with:
111 (A) the requirements of this chapter; and
112 (B) the rules made pursuant to this chapter by the applicable rulemaking authority;
113 (b) if the procurement unit is a county, a municipality, or the Utah Housing
114 Corporation, the procurement unit complies with:
115 (i) the requirements of this chapter that are adopted by the procurement unit; and
116 (ii) all other procurement requirements that the procurement unit is required to comply
117 with; or
118 (c) if the procurement unit is not a procurement unit described in Subsections (1)(a) or
119 (b), the procurement unit:
120 (i) obtains the procurement item under the direction and approval of the division,
121 unless otherwise provided by a rule made by the board;
122 (ii) uses a standard procurement process; and
123 (iii) complies with:
124 (A) the requirements of this chapter; and
125 (B) the rules made pursuant to this chapter by the applicable rulemaking authority.
126 (2) Subject to Subsection (3), the applicable rulemaking authority shall make rules
127 relating to the management and control of procurements and procurement procedures by a
128 procurement unit.
129 (3) (a) Rules made under Subsection (2) shall ensure compliance with the federal
130 contract prohibition provisions of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub.
131 L. No. 110-174) that prohibit contracting with a person doing business in Sudan.
132 (b) The State Building Board rules governing procurement of construction,
133 architect-engineer services, and leases apply to the procurement of construction,
134 architect-engineer services, and leases of real property by the Division of Facilities
135 Construction and Management.
136 (4) An applicable rulemaking authority that is subject to Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
137 Administrative Rulemaking Act, shall make the rules described in this chapter in accordance
138 with the provisions of Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
139 (5) The State Building Board shall make a report on or before July 1 of each year to a
140 legislative interim committee, designated by the Legislative Management Committee created
141 under Section 36-12-6 , on the establishment, implementation, and enforcement of the rules
142 made by the State Building Board under this chapter.
143 (6) The rules of the applicable rulemaking authority for the governmental entity shall
144 require, for each contract and request for proposals, the inclusion of a clause that requires the
145 issuing procurement unit, for the duration of the contract, to make available contact
146 information of the winning contractor to the Department of Workforce Services in accordance
147 with Section 35A-2-203 . This requirement does not preclude a contractor from advertising job
148 openings in other forums throughout the state.
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