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Public Information Applicants For Public Employment

Concerning publicly available information about applicants for public employment.
2021 Regular Session
Local Government
State Government
Bill Summary

Under the bill, a state public body conducting a search for a chief executive officer of an agency, authority, institution, or other entity is required to name one or more candidates as finalists and to make the finalist or finalists public prior to making an offer of employment. The application materials of an applicant for any employment position, including an applicant for an executive position who is not a finalist, are not subject to public inspection under the "Colorado Open Records Act". The bill repeals a provision requiring that, if 3 or fewer candidates for an executive position meet the minimum requirements for the position, all of those candidates must be treated as finalists and their application materials are public records. The bill requires the disclosure of demographic data concerning the race and gender of a candidate who was interviewed but not named as a finalist for a chief executive officer position, if that information was legally requested and voluntarily provided.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. S. Bird, Rep. T. Geitner
Sen. L. Liston, Sen. B. Pettersen



Rep. M. Duran, Rep. C. Kipp