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179A.22 STATE AND ITS EMPLOYEES; NEGOTIATIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Appointing authority. For purposes of this section the term "appointing
authority" has the meaning given it by section 43A.02, subdivision 5.
    Subd. 2. Employer. The employer of state executive branch employees shall be, for purposes
of sections 179A.01 to 179A.25, the commissioner of employee relations or the commissioner's
representative.
    Subd. 3. Duties. In all negotiations between the executive branch of the state and exclusive
representatives, the state executive branch shall be represented by the commissioner of employee
relations or the commissioner's representative. The attorney general, and each appointing
authority shall cooperate with the commissioner of employee relations in conducting negotiations
and shall make available any personnel and other resources necessary to enable the commissioner
to conduct effective negotiations.
    Subd. 4. Agreements. The commissioner of employee relations is authorized to enter into
agreements with exclusive representatives. The negotiated agreements and arbitration decision
must be submitted to the legislature to be accepted or rejected in accordance with this section
and section 3.855.
History: 1984 c 462 s 23; 1986 c 444; 1992 c 582 s 24; 1994 c 560 art 2 s 20; 1999
c 216 art 7 s 14,15