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Ban the Box Takes Effect July 1 [Human Resources and Personnel]

Effective July 1, 2014, a new law prohibits public employers from requesting employee candidates' criminal history during the first phase of hiring for non-law enforcement positions. It is important to note that this prohibition, called "Ban the Box," only applies to the initial hiring phase and does…

Model Policies for Adopting Positions on State Legislation

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Throughout the year, CSDA will send out a Call to Action on a specific bill or issue that significantly impacts the special district community. Likewise, a special district may choose to take a position on a piece of legislation that specifically impacts its services in a positive or negative way. Formally…