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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.0943A.07 to 43A.1543A.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.