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                            CHAPTER 144-H.F.No. 973 
                  An act relating to employee relations; modifying state 
                  employment provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 
                  2004, sections 43A.10, subdivision 6a; 43A.15, 
                  subdivision 3; 43A.31, by adding a subdivision. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 43A.10, 
        subdivision 6a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6a.  [LIMITED CONSIDERATION OF APPLICANTS.] The 
        commissioner may limit consideration to only those applicants 
        who have indicated availability for the geographic location, 
        employment condition, travel status, and job grouping of the 
        vacant position and who have indicated possession of the minimum 
        qualifications for the vacant position.  In addition, the 
        commissioner may limit consideration to only those applicants 
        who are: 
           (1) employees on a layoff list for the job class of the 
        position.  The appointing authority shall consider those names 
        as provided in collective bargaining agreements and plans 
        established under section 43A.18; 
           (2) current employees of the civil service, the Minnesota 
        State Retirement System, the Public Employees Retirement 
        Association, and the Teacher's Retirement Association, or 
        employees of one or more agencies or organizational units under 
        them; 
           (3) former permanent and probationary employees of the job 
        class who separated from the class in good standing within the 
        past four years and have indicated availability for 
        reinstatement to the class; or 
           (4) current permanent and probationary employees who have 
        indicated availability for transfer or demotion to the job class.
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 43A.15, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS.] The commissioner may 
        authorize an appointing authority to make a temporary 
        appointment of up to six months.  The commissioner may, in the 
        best interest of the state, grant an extension of a temporary 
        appointment or approve a temporary appointment to fill a vacancy 
        created by an approved leave of absence to a maximum period of 
        one year.  When practicable, the appointing authority may search 
        the employment database for qualified applicants or, when 
        necessary, the commissioner may certify any qualified eligible 
        from an eligible list for the temporary appointment, but may 
        authorize the appointment of any person deemed qualified by the 
        appointing authority.  
           No person shall be employed on a temporary basis in any one 
        agency for more than 12 months in any 24-month period.  
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 43A.31, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION.] The commissioner 
        may electronically transmit to active employees all information 
        necessary to administer sections 43A.22 to 43A.30, including, 
        but not limited to, information necessary for open enrollment 
        elections.  The commissioner must provide notification that the 
        information will be electronically transmitted. 
           Presented to the governor May 31, 2005 
           Signed by the governor June 1, 2005, 3:10 p.m.