43A.047 Contracted services.
(a) Executive agencies, including the Minnesota state colleges and universities system, must demonstrate that they cannot use available staff before hiring outside consultants or services. If use of consultants is necessary, agencies are encouraged to negotiate contracts that will involve permanent staff, so as to upgrade and maximize training of state employees.
(b) If agencies reduce operating budgets, agencies must give priority to reducing spending on professional and technical service contracts before laying off permanent employees.
(c) Agencies must report to the commissioner of administration by November 1 each year on implementation of this section during the previous fiscal year. The reports must include amounts spent on professional and technical service contracts during the previous fiscal year. The commissioner shall compile the reports into a uniform format and forward them to the chairs of the senate finance and house ways and means committees by November 15.
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