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Meeting Name: Committee on General Welfare Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/30/2021 11:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: - REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 1) -
Jointly with the Committee on Oversight and Investigations
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T2021-7299 *   Oversight - The City’s Audit of Shelter ProvidersOversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2021-7299 *   Oversight - The City’s Audit of Shelter ProvidersOversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2056-2020 *Keith Powers  Proposed Int. No. 2056-ARequiring officers and employees of city contractors to report corruption and to cooperate with the DOI.IntroductionThis bill would require officers and employees of City contractors and subcontractors with contracts valued in excess of $100,000 to report conflicts of interest or other wrongdoing by any officer or employee of such contractor or subcontractor that concerns City contracts to the Department of Investigation (DOI) or other City officials. The bill would clarify that the DOI and other officials are required to make reasonable efforts to protect the confidentiality of the officer or employee making the report. Additionally, officers and employees of City contractors and subcontractors with City contracts valued in excess of $100,000 would be required to cooperate with DOI investigations related to City contracts. If a contracting agency determines that there has been a violation of the reporting and cooperation requirements, the contracting agency would be required to take such action as it deems appropriate and consistent with the remedies available under the contract or subcontract.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2056-2020 *Keith Powers   Requiring officers and employees of city contractors to report corruption and to cooperate with the DOI.IntroductionThis bill would require officers and employees of City contractors and subcontractors with contracts valued in excess of $100,000 to report conflicts of interest or other wrongdoing by any officer or employee of such contractor or subcontractor that concerns City contracts to the Department of Investigation (DOI) or other City officials. The bill would clarify that the DOI and other officials are required to make reasonable efforts to protect the confidentiality of the officer or employee making the report. Additionally, officers and employees of City contractors and subcontractors with City contracts valued in excess of $100,000 would be required to cooperate with DOI investigations related to City contracts. If a contracting agency determines that there has been a violation of the reporting and cooperation requirements, the contracting agency would be required to take such action as it deems appropriate and consistent with the remedies available under the contract or subcontract.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2284-2021 *Helen K. Rosenthal  A survivor-centered response by the dept of social services to complaints of sexual assault or harassment.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services (DSS) to establish a survivor-centered response to complaints of sexual assault or harassment made by a client or staff of a DSS or Department of Homeless (DHS) provider, and involving the staff, personnel or agents of DSS, DHS or the provider. DSS would be required to offer sexual assault and harassment resources to each survivor, conduct a follow-up call with each survivor and review each complaint to assess the next steps. The bill would also require DSS to develop a survivor resource guide, review whether a provider has entered into a settlement in response to a complaint and conduct training and outreach to alert DSS, DHS and provider staff and clients to the response.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2284-2021 *Helen K. Rosenthal  A survivor-centered response by the dept of social services to complaints of sexual assault or harassment.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services (DSS) to establish a survivor-centered response to complaints of sexual assault or harassment made by a client or staff of a DSS or Department of Homeless (DHS) provider, and involving the staff, personnel or agents of DSS, DHS or the provider. DSS would be required to offer sexual assault and harassment resources to each survivor, conduct a follow-up call with each survivor and review each complaint to assess the next steps. The bill would also require DSS to develop a survivor resource guide, review whether a provider has entered into a settlement in response to a complaint and conduct training and outreach to alert DSS, DHS and provider staff and clients to the response.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2285-2021 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Establishment of standards and procedures to determine the existence of conflicts of interest and other misconduct concerning city contracts.IntroductionThis bill would apply to a contractor and a City agency or the Council that are parties to a City contract valued in excess of $100,000. It would require the City Chief Procurement Officer (CCPO) to establish standards and procedures for a contractor to use to determine the existence of a conflict of interest and certain misconduct concerning the contract on the part of its officers or employees and those of its subcontractors. The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) would have to require the agency or Council as party to a contract to include such standards and procedures in the contract. The contractor would be required to submit a certification of compliance with such standards and procedures, as well as that no conflict of interest or misconduct exists, to MOCS. Finally, the bill would require the CCPO to report on certifications submitted by contractors.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2285-2021 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Establishment of standards and procedures to determine the existence of conflicts of interest and other misconduct concerning city contracts.IntroductionThis bill would apply to a contractor and a City agency or the Council that are parties to a City contract valued in excess of $100,000. It would require the City Chief Procurement Officer (CCPO) to establish standards and procedures for a contractor to use to determine the existence of a conflict of interest and certain misconduct concerning the contract on the part of its officers or employees and those of its subcontractors. The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) would have to require the agency or Council as party to a contract to include such standards and procedures in the contract. The contractor would be required to submit a certification of compliance with such standards and procedures, as well as that no conflict of interest or misconduct exists, to MOCS. Finally, the bill would require the CCPO to report on certifications submitted by contractors.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2292-2021 *Vanessa L. Gibson  Reporting of information pertaining to allegations of misconduct made under section 12-113 and the development of web applications to track City agency and contractor compliance with certain investigations and recommendations.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Investigation to include additional information in an annual report on allegations of misconduct by City employees and certain contractors to the Mayor and Council. This report would have to include, in a searchable and machine-readable format, the following information for misconduct reports received by the Commissioner, Special Commissioner of Investigation, or Corporation Counsel in the last year or in an earlier year with an investigation remaining open: the year the report was received, the implicated agency, which paragraph of section 12-113(b) the report arose under, whether an investigation was initiated, the number of days an investigation has been open, and for closed investigations an outcome summary. The bill would further require that the Commissioner and Special Commissioner’s web applications to track compliance with investigations and recommendations also cover certain contractors and subcontractors that are investigated.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2292-2021 *Vanessa L. Gibson  Reporting of information pertaining to allegations of misconduct made under section 12-113 and the development of web applications to track City agency and contractor compliance with certain investigations and recommendations.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Investigation to include additional information in an annual report on allegations of misconduct by City employees and certain contractors to the Mayor and Council. This report would have to include, in a searchable and machine-readable format, the following information for misconduct reports received by the Commissioner, Special Commissioner of Investigation, or Corporation Counsel in the last year or in an earlier year with an investigation remaining open: the year the report was received, the implicated agency, which paragraph of section 12-113(b) the report arose under, whether an investigation was initiated, the number of days an investigation has been open, and for closed investigations an outcome summary. The bill would further require that the Commissioner and Special Commissioner’s web applications to track compliance with investigations and recommendations also cover certain contractors and subcontractors that are investigated.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
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