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. Chapter 196 of the acts of 2006 is hereby amended by striking out sections 1 and 2 and inserting in place thereof the following 3 sections:-
Section 1. 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 the provisions of chapter 31 of the General Laws: the executive office of the city manager; the budget office; grants acquisition office; neighborhood services; the development office; the human resources office; the city architect and associated staff within the engineering and architectural division of the department of public works and parks; the elder affairs department; the technical services department; the office of workforce development and the administrative staff of the planning and zoning board, the historical commission, the cultural commission, the disabilities commission and the human rights commission and status of women committee.
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 assessors office; the elections commission; the cable services division of the executive office of the city manager; the office of veterans’ services; the customer service office of the department of public works and parks; the public library department and the law department; city clerk department; and the city auditor department.
Section 3. Nothing in this act shall impair the civil service status of an incumbent holding a position described in sections 1 or 2 on the effective date of this act.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of August 1, 2006.
Approved February 21 , 2008