§5-5-5. Pay equity adjustment.
The Legislature hereby directs that a gender-based pay equity
salary adjustment be provided to public employees as determined by
the Secretary of the Department of Administration, based on
recommendations of the equal pay commission, within the limitations
provided by this section. This salary adjustment shall be provided
from the funding appropriated to the Department of Administration,
office of the secretary, for purposes of a "pay equity reserve" in
the fiscal year two thousand two and may not be construed to
require additional appropriations from the Legislature. If any
provision of this section conflicts with any rule, policy or
provision of this code, the provisions of this section control.
Because the provisions of this section are rehabilitative in
nature, the results of the pay equity salary adjustments are not
subject to the provisions of article two, chapter six-c of this
code. Further, it is the specific intent of the Legislature that
no private cause of action, either express or implied, is created
by or otherwise arises from the enactment, provisions or
implementation of this section.