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SF 1914

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/23/2021 08:49am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; developing training requirements for state managerial
employees; appropriating money for and authorizing the procurement of business
consulting services for pilot projects.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginPILOT PROGRAM TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT EXPERIENTIAL
TRAINING REGIME FOR MANAGERIAL POSITIONS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Experiential training regime. new text end

new text begin As used in this section, "experiential
training regime" means a systematic manner of training managers to have a deep
understanding of the work required in the positions over which they have managerial duties
by training the managers to perform duties of those positions and to maintain knowledge
of those positions through working shifts periodically on a schedule in those positions.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Obtain expert advice. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and budget must
contract for pilot programs with a private business consulting service with demonstrated
expertise in improving customer service through developing and implementing an experiential
training regime. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 43A.047, the commissioner
of management and budget is not required to demonstrate that existing staff are unavailable
for this work before entering the contract with the private business consulting service.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Pilot programs. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of management and budget is required
to institute pilot programs to develop and implement an experiential training regime for the
following positions:
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new text begin (1) managerial positions in the Department of Corrections with oversight for guards in
correctional institutions;
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new text begin (2) managerial positions in the Department of Human Services with oversight for
employees who work in a group home setting; and
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new text begin (3) managerial positions in the Department of Transportation with oversight for employees
who work in road and bridge construction.
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new text begin (b) The commissioners of corrections, human services, and transportation must cooperate
with a consulting service hired by the commissioner of management and budget to conduct
the pilot programs.
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new text begin (c) The pilot programs must require the following work from the consulting service:
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new text begin (1) develop an experiential training regime for the positions subject to the pilot program,
including training materials and protocols;
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new text begin (2) provide a plan for the department to implement the experiential training regime for
the positions subject to the pilot program;
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new text begin (3) identify other managerial positions in the agency where an experiential training
regime for managers would likely benefit end users of services provided by the agency or
would otherwise improve operations of the agency;
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new text begin (4) submit to the commissioner of management and budget and chairs and ranking
minority members of the committees in the house of representatives and the senate with
jurisdiction over state government, its operations, and its reform, a proposal for developing
and implementing an experiential training regime for the additional positions identified in
clause (3); and
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new text begin (5) submit a report to the commissioner of management and budget and chairs and
ranking minority members of the committees in the house of representatives and the senate
with jurisdiction over state government, its operations, and its reform about the results of
the pilot projects.
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new text begin (d) Shifts worked by a manager to perform duties of the employees they supervise must
not reduce the shifts worked by or available to be worked by employees.
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new text begin (e) The pilot projects must be completed by July 1, 2024, and reports required under
paragraph (c) must be submitted by August 1, 2024. The commissioners of corrections,
human services, and transportation must institute the respective plans for experiential training
regimes by January 1, 2025.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $....... is appropriated from the general fund in fiscal year 2022 to the commissioner of
management and budget to enter the contract authorized in section 1.
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