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                            CHAPTER 286-S.F.No. 2516 
                  An act relating to employee relations; modifying 
                  provisions on experimental or research projects in the 
                  department of employee relations; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 43A.04, subdivision 
                  9. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        43A.04, subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 9.  [EXPERIMENTAL OR RESEARCH PROJECTS.] The 
        commissioner of employee relations may conduct experimental or 
        research projects designed to improve recruitment, selection, 
        referral, or appointment processes for the filling of state 
        classified positions. 
           The commissioner shall meet and confer with the affected 
        exclusive bargaining representative of state employees 
        concerning the design and implementation of experimental and 
        research projects under this subdivision. 
           Any provision in section 43A.02, except for subdivisions 33 
        and 38, sections 43A.09 43A.07 to 43A.15 43A.16, associated 
        personnel rules adopted under subdivision 3, or administrative 
        procedures established under subdivision 4, is waived for the 
        purposes of these projects.  The commissioner may not use an 
        experimental or research project under this section to transfer 
        positions between the unclassified and the classified service. 
        The number of appointments under this subdivision may not exceed 
        five percent of the total number of appointments in the 
        preceding fiscal year, unless the commissioner authorizes 
        appointments in excess of five percent with the mutual agreement 
        of any affected bargaining unit. 
           The commissioner shall report by September 1 to the joint 
        subcommittee on employee relations the results of the 
        experimental research projects conducted in the preceding fiscal 
        year. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor March 16, 1998 
           Signed by the governor March 18, 1998, 10:09 a.m.