Chief Sponsor: Luz Escamilla

House Sponsor: Rebecca P. Edwards


8     General Description:
9          This bill enacts provisions related to gender-based wage discrimination in Title 67,
10     Chapter 19, Utah State Personnel Management Act.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     defines terms;
14          ▸     requires the executive director of the Department of Human Resource Management
15     (DHRM) to submit to the Executive Appropriations Committee a strategic plan to
16     eliminate gender-based wage discrimination;
17          ▸     establishes the content of the strategic plan; and
18          ▸     requires DHRM and state agencies to provide relevant information and data to
19     support the creation of the strategic plan.
20     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21          None
22     Other Special Clauses:
23          None
24     Utah Code Sections Affected:
25     ENACTS:
26          67-19-45, Utah Code Annotated 1953

28     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29          Section 1. Section 67-19-45 is enacted to read:
30          67-19-45. Strategic plan to eliminate gender-based wage discrimination.
31          (1) As used in this section:
32          (a) "Gap analysis" means an evaluation of female and male employees' jobs and wages
33     using available data and other relevant information for the purpose of identifying any
34     gender-based wage discrimination.
35          (b) "Gender-based wage discrimination" means discrimination between men and
36     women who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort, and responsibility under
37     similar working conditions.
38          (2) No later than December 31, 2018, the executive director shall:
39          (a) in accordance with Subsection (3), prepare a strategic plan to eliminate
40     gender-based wage discrimination; and
41          (b) present the strategic plan, including a summary of the data and analyses used to
42     formulate the strategic plan, to the Executive Appropriations Committee.
43          (3) (a) The executive director shall ensure that the strategic plan described in
44     Subsection (2) includes:
45          (i) a gap analysis for each agency;
46          (ii) a review of similar efforts by other governmental entities in this and other states to
47     study or eliminate gender-based wage discrimination;
48          (iii) recommendations for agencies and the Legislature regarding how to implement the
49     strategic plan, including:
50          (A) necessary administrative and legislative actions; and
51          (B) funding requirements; and
52          (iv) other relevant information that the executive director finds necessary.
53          (b) Agencies shall make information and data available as requested by the executive
54     director for the purpose of drafting the strategic plan, including:
55          (i) demographic and labor market information;
56          (ii) information on employee turnover;
57          (iii) salary information;
58          (iv) information on recruitment;

59          (v) geographic data;
60          (vi) information on years of service; and
61          (vii) any other relevant information or data required to conduct the wage gap and job
62     gap analyses.

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