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File #: 150614    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 6/18/2015 In control: Committee on Commerce & Economic Development
On agenda: Final action: 10/8/2015
Title: Amending Chapter 17-1600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Economic Opportunity Plans," to provide for the preparation and filing of an annual report by the Finance Director that analyzes the extent of workforce diversity on projects and contracts requiring Economic Opportunity Plans and identifies appropriate workforce diversity goals for future projects and contracts, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Goode
Indexes: ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PLANS
Code sections: 17-1600 - Economic Opportunity Plans
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy15061401.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
10/20/20151 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
10/8/20151 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
10/1/20151 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
10/1/20151 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
10/1/20151 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
9/17/20150 Committee on Commerce & Economic Development HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
9/17/20150 Committee on Commerce & Economic Development HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
9/17/20150 Committee on Commerce & Economic Development AMENDED   Action details Not available
9/17/20151 Committee on Commerce & Economic Development REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
6/18/20150 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available

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Amending Chapter 17-1600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Economic Opportunity Plans,” to provide for the preparation and filing of an annual report by the Finance Director that analyzes the extent of workforce diversity on projects and contracts requiring Economic Opportunity Plans and identifies appropriate workforce diversity goals for future projects and contracts,  all under certain terms and conditions.

 

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1.  Chapter 17-1600 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

CHAPTER 17-1600.  ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PLANS.

 

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§ 17-1608.   Annual Disparity Assessment of Workforce Diversity.

 

                      (1)   For purposes of this Section, workforce diversity means a workforce that includes African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, women and  disabled  persons (“Diverse Workforce”).

 

                      (2)  Beginning June 30, 2016, and at least thirty (30) days before the start of each fiscal year, the Finance Director shall file with the Mayor, a written report that includes:

 

                                            (a)   An up-to-date analysis of workforce diversity in Covered Projects and Contracts (“Annual Disparity Assessment of Workforce Diversity”).  The Annual Disparity Assessment of Workforce Diversity shall be performed by the Office of the Director of Finance itself, or by contract. 

 

                                          (b)   Workforce diversity goals for the upcoming fiscal year.  In devising such goals, the Finance Director shall consider:

 

                                                                (i)   the present availability of a Diverse Workforce;

 

                                                               (ii)  the participation  of a Diverse Workforce  on past Covered Projects and Contracts;

 

                                                               (iii)  a forecast of Covered Projects and Contracts for the next fiscal year; and

 

                                                               (iv)  the latest Annual Disparity Assessment of Workforce Diversity.

 

                     (3)   In conducting the Assessment, the Finance Director shall separately consider the number of hours worked on Covered Projects and Contracts by workers from each group included in the Diverse Workforce.

 

(4)   In calculating workforce diversity, the Finance Director shall incorporate the following formula in the analysis: the total number of hours worked by the Diverse Workforce on all Covered Projects and Contracts (the numerator) divided by the total number of hours worked on all Covered Projects and Contracts (the denominator). 

 

(5)   Nothing in this Section shall preclude the Finance Director from including in the Annual Disparity Assessment of Workforce Diversity additional calculations or measures intended to provide further guidance concerning actual rates of workforce diversity, disparity ratios, diversity goals, or related measures.

 

(6)   At the same time that the report is filed with the Mayor, the Finance Director shall file a copy with the Department of Records and with the President and Chief Clerk of Council, and shall arrange for publication of the report on the City's official website.

 

(7)  The Office of Economic Opportunity, or any successor agency, shall modify workforce diversity goals in accordance with the goals set forth in the Annual Disparity Assessment of Workforce Diversity, and shall revise the Economic Opportunity Plan prototype accordingly.

 

 

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Explanation:

 

Italics indicate new matter added.

 

 

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