Bill Summaries: S655 (2021)

  • Summary date: Apr 7 2021 - View summary

    Amends GS 120-32 to require the Legislative Services Commission to implement a mandatory annual training program on implicit bias for legislators and legislative employees to help them recognize implicit bias, understand the root of implicit biases, and become skilled in ways to counter implicit bias that impacts interactions, activities, and decision making in the workplace. Requires the training to include both in-person training and remote on-demand components. Amends GS 126-4 to require the State Human Resources Commission to adopt policies and rules to implement the same training for all State employees. Amends GS 126-5 to make the State Human Resources Commission's annual implicit bias training requirements applicable to all State employees, including employees of the judicial branch, Council of State agencies, and UNC.