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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: January 25, 2021 03:45 PM
From: Representative David H. Rowe
To: All House members
Subject: PERA – Employee Privacy
In the near future, I will be reintroducing legislation (former HB901 - F. Keller) designed to protect sensitive personal information of Commonwealth employees. Specifically, this legislation will amend Section 705 of the Public Employee Relations Act (Act 195 of 1970), to prohibit social security numbers and home addresses of public sector employees from being proper subjects of collective bargaining.

There is simply no public policy justification for the transmission of this type of employee information. Moreover, the dissemination of this information (malicious or inadvertent) can result in a myriad of undesirable outcomes, including unwanted solicitations or identity theft.

It is my strong conviction that legislative action is necessary to ensure the confidentiality of this sensitive personal information, and to protect the privacy of our Commonwealth’s workforce.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as HB844