Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-596

EPS 596

Correction Officer Pay Parity

Mr. Moore, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section XX the following section:-

"SECTION XX. Subject to appropriation, the human resources division shall conduct, in consultation with the sheriffs and Massachusetts Sheriffs Association, Inc., a comprehensive assessment that will lead to statewide standards for classification, recruitment, promotion, compensation and professional standards for all sheriffs’ offices. The assessment shall include, but is not limited to, standardizing job titles and classification, job postings, minimum testing requirements and other employment practices. The human resources division shall issue a report of its assessment by April 30, 2023 and require that implementation of the standards shall begin not later than September 1, 2023. A copy of the human resources division’s assessment report shall be sent to the chairs of the joint committee on state administration and regulatory oversight, the chairs of house and senate ways and means, the clerks of the house and senate, the chairs of the joint committee on public safety and homeland security, the secretary of administration and finance and the secretary of public safety and security."