Tuesday, September 12, 2017

To Boldly Go

From UC Irvine's website.
Our corporate overlord at Workday sent employees this missive today through the ether:

Sent to all employees
Workday Update – AB 1887 Restricts Travel to Certain States
With the passage of AB 1887, the California Legislature announced that our state “must take action to avoid supporting or financing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.” AB 1887 prohibits state agencies from requiring state employees and officers to travel to a state that has enacted a law that discriminates against the LGBT community.

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office supports the out-of-state travel restrictions and will not approve travel to an AB1887 restricted state, regardless of the funding source for the travel.
On August 21, 2017 the SOCCCD board approved the Chancellor’s recommendation to support State Chancellor Oakley's adoption of AB 1887 out-of-state travel restrictions for all SOCCCD travel to the following states:  Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas.

To assist you, we have changed the Workday Spend Authorization process to display a warning if you select a restricted state in the destination for your airfare.

Any exceptions to the restrictions due to extenuating circumstances must be approved by the Vice Chancellor of Business Services.

The state currently subject to this policy:

1. Alabama
2. Kansas
3. Kentucky
4. Mississippi
5. North Carolina
6. South Dakota
7. Tennessee
8. Texas

A little local background.  AB 1887 originally appeared as Item 5.13 on the consent calendar of the August 21 SOCCCD board meeting. Prendergast and Jemal pulled item 5.13 from the consent calendar. Prendergast, who identified himself as an ally of the LBGTQ community, wanted to be assured that exceptions existed to address the possible impact on students. The chancellor reassured him there were.  The motion passed unanimously.  Move by Prendergast, second by Lang. 

Here's the complete text of AB 1887.

Here's the UCI fact page for their employees. 

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

When Workday sends out a message, WHO actually sends it?

Anonymous said...

Why does it matter WHO sends it out?

Anonymous said...

Glad to see the district affirm this. Go team!

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