City of Albany, NY
Albany County
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[Adopted 9-24-1998 by L.L. No. 3-1998; amended in its entirety 7-19-2004 by L.L. No. 6-2004]
Editor's Note: Former Part 6, Department of Engineering, adopted 7-18-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993 as Ch. I, Art. II, Div. 6, of the 1983 Code, as amended, was repealed 8-21-1995 by L.L. No. 9-1995. For current provisions, see Part 5, Department of General Services.
There is hereby established a department known as the Department of Administrative Services.
There shall be appointed by the Mayor a Commissioner of Administrative Services who shall head the Department of Administrative Services and who shall serve and hold such office at the pleasure of the Mayor.
The qualifications for eligibility to hold the office of the Commissioner and the compensation of Commissioner shall be established by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment.
Pending appointment of a qualified Commissioner, the position of Acting Commissioner may be established to serve temporarily; such temporary appointment shall be made by the Mayor.
The Commissioner shall appoint such deputies, directors and other subordinates as shall be authorized by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment and who shall serve at the pleasure of the Commissioner.
The Department of Administrative Services shall have the following functions:
Equal employment opportunity: to oversee and administer the City's equal employment opportunity policies, requirements and standards as set forth and established in Chapter 48 of this Code.
Fair housing: to oversee and administer the City's Office of Fair Housing and its policies, purposes and duties as set forth and established in Chapter 187 of this Code.
Human Resources: to oversee and assist City departments and staff in the establishment of positions and the recruitment and hiring of City personnel consistent with the policies set forth in the City Personnel Manual and as otherwise required by law.
[Amended 2-23-2017 by L.L. No. 1-2017]
Purchasing: to oversee and administer the City's purchasing and procurement policies as set forth in Part 18 of this chapter.
Payroll: to oversee and administer the disbursement of the City workforce payroll.
[Added 2-23-2017 by L.L. No. 1-2017]
Office of Cultural Affairs: to oversee and administer the Office of Cultural Affairs and its responsibilities as set forth in Part 26 of this chapter.
[Added 2-23-2017 by L.L. No. 1-2017]
Budget: to oversee and administer the fiscal policies of the City and the planning, implementation, management and control of all financial and budget-related matters and activities of the City except for those areas reserved for the Treasurer or Chief City Auditor under the City Charter or pursuant to state or local law.
[Added 2-23-2017 by L.L. No. 1-2017]
Technology services: to oversee and administer technology policies and services for all City departments and staff as needed to ensure efficient, secure and optimum utilization of technology in all City functions, including the management of finances and City resources and effective communication and coordination amongst City departments and with the public.
[Added 2-23-2017 by L.L. No. 1-2017[1]]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Subsection B, which designated the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer and Fair Housing Officer.
Diversity training: notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of this Code, to ensure that all City employees receive annual diversity training on issues including, but which need not be limited to: race; racial equity; inclusion; religious affiliation or identification; disability; national origin; sexual orientation; gender; and gender identity or expression.
[Added 4-6-2020 by L.L. No. 3-2020]