The House and Governmental Affairs Committee approved a resolution seeking use of other factors such as knowledge, performance and ability in the decision-making process.
The same measure — House Concurrent Resolution 6 — also requests that state government’s employment agency revise the system to give bosses “greater flexibility in compensating employees based on job duties and evaluations of performance.”
Its part of a package of bills endorsed by the panel aimed at changing the layoff and pay policies of the agency that oversees more than 60,000 state employees.
“This is not an indictment of the state Civil Service system,” said state Rep. Mike Danahay, D-Sulphur, resolution sponsor. “It is an effort to bring resource management to the state Civil Service.”
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
House Panel backs bill to use other factors in state employee layoffs
Legislation urging state Civil Service to move away from seniority as the sole factor in who goes and who stays when employee layoffs are required has been approved by a Louisiana House panel.