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Second Substitute S.B. 120

Senator Daniel R. Liljenquist proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
CAREER SERVICE AMENDMENTS

             2     
2011 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Daniel R. Liljenquist

             5     
House Sponsor: Ryan D. Wilcox

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies provisions of the Utah State Personnel Management Act related to
             10      positions exempt from the career service provisions of the Act and the transitioning of
             11      the Career Service Review Board.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    exempts employees of the Department of Workforce Services, designated as
             15      schedule AW, from the career service provisions of the Utah State Personnel
             16      Management Act;
             17          .    changes the repeal date of the transition clause for the Career Service Review
             18      Board;
             19          .    authorizes the Career Service Review Board to continue to exist for another year;
             20      and
             21          .    grants the Career Service Review Office jurisdiction to hear certain grievances
             22      remanded for further proceedings.
             23      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          None
             25      Other Special Clauses:


             26          None
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             28      AMENDS:
             29          63I-2-267, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 249
             30          67-19-15, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 103 and 249
             31          67-19a-101.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 249
             32     
             33      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             34          Section 1. Section 63I-2-267 is amended to read:
             35           63I-2-267. Repeal dates -- Title 67.
             36          Section 67-19a-101.5 is repealed July 1, [2011] 2012.
             37          Section 2. Section 67-19-15 is amended to read:
             38           67-19-15. Career service -- Exempt positions -- Schedules for civil service
             39      positions -- Coverage of career service provisions.
             40          (1) Except as otherwise provided by law or by rules and regulations established for
             41      federally aided programs, the following positions are exempt from the career service provisions
             42      of this chapter and are designated under the following schedules:
             43          (a) schedule AA includes the governor, members of the Legislature, and all other
             44      elected state officers;
             45          (b) schedule AB includes appointed executives and board or commission executives
             46      enumerated in Section 67-22-2 ;
             47          (c) schedule AC includes all employees and officers in:
             48          (i) the office and at the residence of the governor;
             49          (ii) the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR);
             50          (iii) the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Council;
             51          (iv) the Office of the State Auditor; and
             52          (v) the Office of the State Treasurer;
             53          (d) schedule AD includes employees who:
             54          (i) are in a confidential relationship to an agency head or commissioner; and
             55          (ii) report directly to, and are supervised by, a department head, commissioner, or
             56      deputy director of an agency or its equivalent;


             57          (e) schedule AG includes employees in the Office of the Attorney General who are
             58      under their own career service pay plan under Sections 67-5-7 through 67-5-13 ;
             59          (f) schedule AH includes:
             60          (i) teaching staff of all state institutions; and
             61          (ii) employees of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind who are:
             62          (A) educational interpreters as classified by the department; or
             63          (B) educators as defined by Section 53A-25b-102 ;
             64          (g) schedule AN includes employees of the Legislature;
             65          (h) schedule AO includes employees of the judiciary;
             66          (i) schedule AP includes all judges in the judiciary;
             67          (j) schedule AQ includes:
             68          (i) members of state and local boards and councils appointed by the governor and
             69      governing bodies of agencies;
             70          (ii) other local officials serving in an ex officio capacity; and
             71          (iii) officers, faculty, and other employees of state universities and other state
             72      institutions of higher education;
             73          (k) schedule AR includes employees in positions which involve responsibility:
             74          (i) for determining policy;
             75          (ii) for determining the way in which a policy is carried out; or
             76          (iii) of a type not appropriate for career service, as determined by the agency head with
             77      the concurrence of the executive director;
             78          (l) schedule AS includes any other employee:
             79          (i) whose appointment is required by statute to be career service exempt;
             80          (ii) whose agency is not subject to this chapter; or
             81          (iii) whose agency has authority to make rules regarding the performance,
             82      compensation, and bonuses for its employees;
             83          (m) schedule AT includes employees of the Department of Technology Services,
             84      designated as executive/professional positions by the executive director of the Department of
             85      Technology Services with the concurrence of the executive director;
             86          (n) schedule AU includes patients and inmates employed in state institutions;
             87          (o) schedule IN includes employees who are:


             88          (i) hired to work part time on an indefinite basis; and
             89          (ii) considered to be temporary noncareer employees; [and]
             90          (p) schedule TL includes employees who are:
             91          (i) hired to work on a time-limited basis; and
             92          (ii) considered to be temporary noncareer employees[.]; and
             93          (q) employees of the Department of Workforce Services, designated as schedule AW:
             94          (i) who are temporary employees that are federally funded and are required to work
             95      under federally qualified merit principles as certified by the director; or
             96          (ii) for whom substantially all of their work is repetitive, measurable, or transaction
             97      based, and who voluntarily apply for and are accepted by the Department of Workforce
             98      Services to work in a pay for performance program designed by the Department of Workforce
             99      Services.
             100          (2) The civil service shall consist of two schedules as follows:
             101          (a) (i) Schedule A is the schedule consisting of positions under Subsection (1).
             102          (ii) Removal from any appointive position under schedule A, unless otherwise
             103      regulated by statute, is at the pleasure of the appointing officers without regard to tenure.
             104          (b) Schedule B is the competitive career service schedule, consisting of:
             105          (i) all positions filled through competitive selection procedures as defined by the
             106      executive director; or
             107          (ii) positions filled through a department approved on the job examination intended to
             108      appoint a qualified person with a disability.
             109          (3) (a) The executive director, after consultation with the heads of concerned executive
             110      branch departments and agencies and with the approval of the governor, shall allocate positions
             111      to the appropriate schedules under this section.
             112          (b) Agency heads shall make requests and obtain approval from the executive director
             113      before changing the schedule assignment and tenure rights of any position.
             114          (c) Unless the executive director's decision is reversed by the governor, when the
             115      executive director denies an agency's request, the executive director's decision is final.
             116          (4) (a) Compensation for employees of the Legislature shall be established by the
             117      directors of the legislative offices in accordance with Section 36-12-7 .
             118          (b) Compensation for employees of the judiciary shall be established by the state court


             119      administrator in accordance with Section 78A-2-107 .
             120          (c) Compensation for officers, faculty, and other employees of state universities and
             121      institutions of higher education shall be established as provided in Title 53B, Chapters 1,
             122      Governance, Powers, Rights, and Responsibilities, and 2, Institutions of Higher Education.
             123          (d) Unless otherwise provided by law, compensation for all other schedule A
             124      employees shall be established by their appointing authorities, within ranges approved by, and
             125      after consultation with the executive director of the Department of Human Resource
             126      Management.
             127          (5) An employee who is in a position designated schedule AC and who holds career
             128      service status on June 30, 2010, shall retain the career service status if the employee:
             129          (a) remains in the position that the employee is in on June 30, 2010; and
             130          (b) does not elect to convert to career service exempt status in accordance with a rule
             131      made by the department.
             132          Section 3. Section 67-19a-101.5 is amended to read:
             133           67-19a-101.5. Transition.
             134          (1) The board that is repealed by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 249, on July 1, 2010,
             135      shall:
             136          (a) continue to exist until June 30, [2011] 2012, with the same membership, duties, and
             137      procedures only for the purpose of addressing a grievance submitted to the employee's
             138      supervisor on or before June 30, 2010; and
             139          (b) apply the law in effect on June 30, 2010 to a grievance described in Subsection
             140      (1)(a).
             141          (2) [The] (a) Except as provided by Subsection (2)(b), the amendments to this chapter
             142      made by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 249, apply only to a grievance submitted to the
             143      employee's supervisor on or after July 1, 2010.
             144          (b) Beginning on July 1, 2012 and notwithstanding Sections 67-19a-202 and
             145      67-19a-302 , the office shall have jurisdiction over a grievance described in Subsection (1)(a)
             146      that is remanded by the Utah Supreme Court or the Utah Court of Appeals for further
             147      proceedings.


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