Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, employees in the departments and offices of the city of Worcester who are assistants to the city manager assigned to the executive office of the city manager shall be exempt from the provisions of chapter 31 of the General Laws. Those departments and offices shall include: the budget office; grants acquisition office; neighborhood services; the development office; the human resources office; the administrative staff of the planning and zoning boards, the historical commission, cultural commission, disabilities commission, human rights commission and status of women committee; the city architect and associated staff; the elder affairs department; the technical services department; and the office of workforce development.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, employees in the following departments and offices of the city of Worcester shall be exempt from chapter 31 of the General Laws: the purchasing department; the office of veterans’ services; the capital projects division of the newly created department of public works and facilities; the public library department and the law department, city clerks department and the city auditor department. Nothing in this act shall impair the civil service status of an employee in a position governed by said chapter 31 on the effective date of this act.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved August 1, 2006.