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Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Codified Title: 
Title 55: Department of Citywide Administrative Services

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rules

On January 5, 2016, Local Law 2 of 2016 (“the Law”) was enacted.  The Law empowers the Mayor of the City of New York (“the Mayor”) to authorize a program to reimburse qualifying nonpublic schools for the cost of procuring certain security services.  By letter dated March 30, 2016, the Mayor authorized this reimbursement program for the 2016-17 school year.  The Law also authorizes the Mayor to designate an agency or agencies to administer the reimbursement program.  By letter dated March 10, 2016, the Mayor designated the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (“DCAS”) as the Law’s administering agency.  Finally, the Law authorizes DCAS to promulgate rules for the administration of the reimbursement program.  These rules:

  • Set forth the criteria and process governing the selection of qualified providers of security services;
  • Define the eligibility criteria applicable to nonpublic schools that seek to participate in the reimbursement program; and
  • Establish a process for schools to obtain reimbursement for procuring security guard services.

DCAS’s authority for these rules is found in sections 811 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and sections 10-172(c) and 10-172(m) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.

In response to comments received following the publication of the proposed rules, the following changes were made to the proposed rules, which are reflected in the adopted rules:

  • Moved the insurance requirement from section 14-02(b)(7) to section 14-05(c), and added a requirement for Security Guard Companies to obtain worker’s compensation, employer’s liability and disability benefits insurance;
  • Added a requirement that Security Guard Companies retain records supporting their payment of prevailing wages and supplements to section 14-02(h);
  • Added a definition of pre-kindergarten students to section 14-03(ii);
  • Revised the start date for the school’s eligibility to seek reimbursement in section 14-05(a); and
  • Clarified that additional training requested by participating schools is not eligible for reimbursement in section 14-06(c).
Effective Date: 
Tue, 07/19/2016

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, June 24, 2016
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rules

On January 5, 2016, Local Law 2 of 2016 (“the Law”) was enacted.  The Law empowers the Mayor of the City of New York (“the Mayor”) to authorize a program to reimburse qualifying nonpublic schools for the cost of procuring certain security services.  By letter dated March 30, 2016, the Mayor authorized this reimbursement program for the 2016-17 school year.  The Law also authorizes the Mayor to designate an agency or agencies to administer the reimbursement program.  By letter dated March 10, 2016, the Mayor designated the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (“DCAS”) as the Law’s administering agency.  Finally, the Law authorizes DCAS to promulgate rules for the administration of the reimbursement program.  These proposed rules:

  • Set forth the criteria and process governing the selection of qualified providers of security services;
  • Define the eligibility criteria applicable to nonpublic schools that seek to participate in the reimbursement program; and
  • Establish a process for schools to obtain reimbursement for procuring security guard services.

DCAS’s authority for these rules is found in sections 811 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and sections 10-172(c) and 10-172(m) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.

Subject: 

Reimbursement of Nonpublic Schools for the Cost of Certain Security Services

Location: 
125 Worth Street (Auditorium)
New York, NY 10013

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE OF RULE

 

 

Pursuant to section 823 of the New York City Charter, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (“DCAS”) is authorized to adopt rules relating to the disposition of personal property. Further, the DCAS Commissioner has authority over the procurement of goods and other personal property as well as the disposition of surplus property.

 

The rule does the following:

 

·         Defines “product” as personal property which results from the processing, manufacturing, or operations of an agency or its agent. An agent is an individual or entity that is authorized to act for the agency by contract or other apparent authority. Some examples of products include compost and wood chips.

 

·         Gives authority to the DCAS Commissioner, in conjunction with the commissioner or head of another agency or office, to classify personal property being offered for sale as a “product.

 

·         Allows the agency with the property classified as “product” to sell that property through a public, private, wholesale or retail sale. The agency may hold a private sale without the prior approval of the comptroller if the estimated sale value is less than or equal to $10,000.

 

·         Allows the agency to determine a unit price for that property, and requires the agency to factor in the cost of producing the product, as well as the fair market and retail rates for similar products in the local region.

 

This rule will assist the City of New York in these difficult fiscal times, as it creates a mechanism for individual agencies to sell their products. This will help offset agencies’ total costs in connection with essential City projects and programs that result in the creation of such products.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Tue, 07/03/2012

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, May 4, 2012
Proposed Rules Content: 



 Click here (.pdf) for the complete text of the proposed rule.