OPEA members responded to a Call to Action, which resulted in one of the Association’s first wins of the legislative session. Thursday the Senate passed SB 1753, which requires state employees’ birthdates be kept confidential.
“This is a great move for our members,” said OPEA Executive Director Sterling Zearley. “In this day of identity theft and fraud, we need to make sure these private records are kept confidential. We now look forward to working with the House of Representatives to secure passage of this very important piece of legislation.”
Currently, public jurisdictions must disclose private information about employees including, name, compensation, and date of birth. SB 1753 excludes employees’ birth date from the information that agencies are mandated to provide to the public.
SB 1753 passed by a vote of 44 to 0.