PR23-0777 - District of Columbia Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Unified State Plan Approval Resolution of 2020
Date introduced: 03/25/20 Status: Deemed Approved
B23-0658 - Quick-Hire Amendment Act of 2020
As introduced Bill 23-658 authorizes the non-competitive hiring of qualified individuals to "quick-hire eligible positions" within the Career, Educational and Management Supervisory Services. The Mayor is authorized to designate additional positions, with severe shortages of candidates, based on stringent criteria.
Date introduced: 02/05/20 Status: Under Council Review
B23-0605 - Equitable Employment in High Displacement Risk Zone Initiative Act of 2020
As introduced Bill 23-605 establishes an initiative to create employment opportunities for District residents in high displacement risk zones for a career with an average median wage of at least $56,000 by training residents and assisting with job placement. Careers include paralegals, computer networking support specialists, emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Date introduced: 01/01/20 Status: Under Council Review
B23-0570 - First Source Resident Employment Amendment Act of 2019
As introduced Bill 23-570 requires the Department of Employment Services ("DOES") to permit organizations to provide DOES with qualified candidates for inclusion in the First Source Register. The register was established to ensure that District residents are given priority for new jobs created by municipal financing and development programs. It requires DOES to proactively identify individuals who are "hard to serve" and to develop standard operating procedures for its role in First Source. Among other things, it requires that the workforce intermediary program be used exclusively for First Source projects or contracts.
Date introduced: 12/03/19 Status: Under Council Review
PR23-0557 - 2020 Unemployment Compensation Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount Increase Approval Resolution of 2019
Date introduced: 11/08/19 Status: Deemed Approved
B23-0536 - Veterans Employment and Training Study Act of 2019
As introduced Bill 23-536 requires the Department of Employment Services to conduct a comprehensive study of veterans' employment in the District of Columbia.
Date introduced: 11/05/19 Status: Under Council Review
B23-0531 - Collective Bargaining Fair Compare Amendment Act of 2019
Law 23-91 amends the comparators that determine what is competitive compensation in collective bargaining negotiations.
Date introduced: 11/05/19 Status: Official Law
Vote: 12-0 in favor Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B23-0531
B23-0500 - Unemployment Compensation Employer Classification Amendment Act of 2019
As introduced Bill 23-500 would bring the District law into compliance with state law requirements set in the Federal Unemployment Tax Act by expanding the definition of employment and by permitting government entities and instrumentalities to make payments into the District Unemployment Fund.
Date introduced: 10/09/19 Status: Under Council Review
B23-0494 - Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2019
As introduced Bill 23-494 bans the use of non-compete provisions in employment agreements and workplace policies. It also protects employees' right to make a complaint or file a court case and it bars employers from retaliating against employees who inquire about their rights. Among other things, it specifies statutory penalties and relief for noncompliance.
Date introduced: 10/08/19 Status: Under Council Review
B23-0442 - Domestic Workers Protection Act of 2019
As introduced Bill 23-442 extends labor and employment protections to domestic workers who perform work in and about private households in D.C. Domestic workers include an individual paid by hiring entities and provides domestic services to an individual or household in or about the private home, who is compensated for the performance of domestic services. It also provides community-based education, outreach, and enforcement of domestic workers' labor and employment rights.
Date introduced: 9/17/19 Status: Under Council Review
B23-0436 - First Source Community Accountability Amendment Act of 2019
As introduced Bill 23-436 requires special hiring agreements be completed prior to the beginning of a project. It must be accepted by the Department of Employment Services ("DOES") and posted on the Department's website. Reports providing information on every First Source project DOES is monitoring shall be submitted to the Council quarterly. It also requires an online list of current First Source projects.
Date introduced: 9/17/19 Status: Under Council Review
B23-0395 - First Responder Legacy Preference Amendment Act of 2019
As introduced it awards a 10-point legacy hiring preference to an applicant for District government employment at the Metropolitan Police Department or Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department whose parent or grandparent was also employed by the agency to which the applicant is applying and died in the performance of duty.
Date introduced: 07/09/19 Status: Under Council Review
B23-0400 - Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program Creditable Service Benefit Amendment Act of 2019
As introduced, Bill 23-400 establishes that participation in the Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program will contribute to creditable service for purposes of retirement for a participant meeting the specified requirements who become a District government employee.
Date introduced: 07/09/19 Status: Under Council Review
B23-0364 - Equitable Evaluations for D.C. Public School Employees Amendment Act of 2019
As introduced it requires the District of Columbia Public Schools employees' evaluation process be subject to collective bargaining, and prohibits DCPS from penalizing any employee represented by a union, outside of the collective bargaining agreement guidelines.
Date introduced: 06/25/19 Status: Under Council Review
PR23-0343 - District Retirement Benefits Program Proposed Rulemaking Approval Resolution of 2019
Date introduced: 05/29/19 Status: Deemed Approved
B23-0309 - Medical Marijuana Program Patient Employment Protection Amendment Act of 2019
As introduced it prohibits the District of Columbia government from discriminating, in employment, against individuals participating in the medical marijuana program.
Date introduced: 05/28/19 Status: Under Council Review
B23-0266 - Prohibition of Marijuana Testing Act of 2019
As introduced it prohibits marijuana testing as a condition of employment unless required by law.
Date introduced: 04/23/19 Status: Under Council Review
B23-0133 - Supporting Essential Workers Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act of 2019
Law 23-85 provides a furlough-excepted federal employee is eligible for unemployment benefits during a federal government shutdown. The funds are to be reimbursed by the federal employee if they receive funds from their federal employer in excess of the benefits received during the period for which benefits were paid, however reimbursement may be waived by the Director for good cause.
Date introduced: 02/05/19 Status: Official Law
Vote: 12-0 in favor Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B23-0133
B23-0092 - Grocery Store Development Projects Labor Peace Agreement Amendment Act of 2019
As introduced it extends the requirement for labor peace agreements to grocery store development projects.
Date introduced: 01/22/19 Status: Under Council Review
B22-0912 - Grocery Store Development Projects Labor Peace Agreement Amendment Act of 2018
As introduced, this bill extends the requirement for labor peace agreements to grocery store development projects.
Date introduced: 07/10/18 Status: Expired
B22-0818 - Leave Harmonization Amendment Act of 2018
As introduced, this bill repeals outdated provisions of the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 to clarify that employees in the Career and Excepted Services who are first hired in the District government after September 30, 1987 are entitled to annual and sick leave.
Date introduced: 05/30/18 Status: Expired
B22-0777 - Pathways to District Government Careers Act of 2018
Law 22-211 promotes priority in applications and interviews for entry-level positions to District public and public charter high school graduates, as well as those who received a GED or High School equivalency credential from the District of Columbia. It also establishes an apprenticeship program in District government employment. The Department of Human Resources is required to develop partnerships to foster applications and hiring.
Date introduced: 04/10/18 Status: Official Law
Vote: 13-0 in favor Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B22-0777
B22-0750 - Injured Public Workers Fairness Amendment Act of 2018
As introduced, this bill establishes that an emotional condition or disease may meet eligibility standards for an injury in the context of workers compensation. It extends the time for closing a case from one-year to 3 years by allowing an injured worker to reopen a case up to 3 years after a final order or final payment of indemnity.
Date introduced: 03/20/18 Status: Expired
B22-0731 - DC Skills Academy Program Establishment Act of 2018
As introduced, this bill requires that the Mayor establish a skills academy program to offer courses designed to equip DC residents with in demand technology-based skills. The skills academy shall provide education and training regarding in demand careers that leverage technology. It shall offer hiring events to allow companies to explore and connect with participants of the skill academy. It shall target residents with the highest barriers to employment.
Date introduced: 02/20/18 Status: Expired
PR22-0739 - Changes to District Government Employee Pay Schedules Approval Resolution of 2018
Date introduced: 01/23/18 Status: Approved
Vote: 13-0 in favor Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/PR22-0739
B22-0054 - Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Expansion Amendment Act of 2017
As introduced, this bill permanently authorizes the expansion of the summer youth employment program to include participants aged 22-24; sets a wage floor of $8.25 per hour for youth 16-21 years of age; and authorizes youth placed in supervisory positions to work beyond the traditional 6-week program period.
Date introduced: 01/11/18 Status: Expired
B22-0617 - Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program Enhancement Amendment Act of 2017
As introduced, this bill requires that all applicants' age and residency must be certified by DOES prior to receiving placement. It sets time frames for placement and requires all host employers and sites be finalized before May 15. DOES shall provide age appropriate program placements as well as provide additional support for applicants and participants with disabilities.
Date introduced: 12/05/17 Status: Expired
B22-0554 - Adult Career Pathways Taskforce Expansion Amendment Act of 2017
As introduced, this bill amends current law to require Council approval of mayoral nominees to the Adult Career Pathways Taskforce and adds three members to the Adult Career Pathways Task Force. The three new members must be representatives of the District business community from in-demand industry sectors.
Date introduced: 11/01/17 Status: Official Law
Vote: 13-0 in favor Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B22-0554
B22-0553 - Public Employee Relations Board Term Limit Amendment Act of 2017
As introduced, this bill permits a member of the Public Employee Relations Board to serve 3 consecutive terms. Currently, a member may only serve up to two consecutive terms
Date introduced: 10/31/17 Status: Official Law
Vote: 13-0 in favor Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B22-0553
B22-0517 - First Source Amendment Act of 2017
As introduced, this bill authorizes the Department of Employment Services to administer the District of Columbia Jobs Trust Fund. Previously, the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic development administered the fund.
Date introduced: 10/06/17 Status: Expired
PR22-0431 - 2018 Unemployment Compensation Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount Increase Approval Resolution of 2017
Date introduced: 09/18/17 Status: Deemed Approved
B22-0401 - Workforce Development System Transparency Act of 2017
Law 22-95 requires the Workforce Investment Council to develop and update annually a Workforce Development System Expenditure Guide outlining the District's government spending on workforce development and adult education across agencies.
Date introduced: 07/11/17 Status: Official Law
Vote: 13-0 in favor Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B22-0401
PR22-0228 - Workforce Investment Council Eligible Training Providers Amendment Approval Resolution of 2017
Date introduced: 03/31/17 Status: Deemed Approved
B22-0212 - District Government Employee Residency Amendment Act of 2017
Law 22-315 authorizes the Mayor to review employee residency annually and terminate the employment of employees who fail to maintain the required residency; requires the Mayor to publish an annual list of positions for which employees failed to maintain residency; permits the personnel authority to retain employees who violate the residency agreement in instances of extraordinary hardship; exempts most Career Services employees from the requirement to be a District resident; provides for the awarding of a residency preference for some individuals who have separated from a foster care program, even if not currently residing in the District; and provides for non-competitive hiring in cases of a severe shortage of candidates or critical hiring needs.
Date introduced: 03/29/17 Status: Official Law
Vote: 13-0 in favor Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B22-0212
B22-0191 - Retirement Parity Amendment Act of 2017
As introduced, this bill requires the Department of Human Resources to match 50% of eligible employee contributions to 457(b) retirement plans, in an amount not to exceed 1.5% of that employee's annual regular salary. The program is only available to employees who are otherwise eligible for the District's 401(a) retirement plan.
Date introduced: 03/21/17 Status: Expired
B22-0128 - Jobs for District of Columbia Public School and Public Charter School Graduates Amendment Act of 2017
As introduced, this bill requires all District subordinate agencies, independent agencies, and instrumentalities to provide an employment preference to District of Columbia Public School and Public Charter School Graduates. This preference shall be in addition to the residency preference that is already in place. Applicants may decline the preference.
Date introduced: 02/21/17 Status: Expired
B22-0068 - Deferred Compensation Program Enrollment Act of 2017
As introduced, this bill authorizes the District's personnel authority to automatically enroll all new District employees in the District's deferred compensation program at a contribution level of no less than 5%. Employees will be able to increase, decrease, or terminate the enrollment at any time.
Date introduced: 01/23/17 Status: Official Law
Vote: 13-0 in favor Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B22-0068
B22-0016 - Fair Wage Amendment Act of 2017
As introduced, this bill prohibits an employer from screening prospective employees based on their wage history and also prohibits an employer from seeking the wage history of the prospective employee. Exceptions are if the employer has made an offer of employment with compensation and seeks such information for the sole purpose of confirming information about the prospective employee's wage history and the prospective employee has provided written authorization.
Date introduced: 01/09/17 Status: Expired