383D.25 DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE DIRECTOR.
Subdivision 1. Personnel administration rules.
(a) The director shall prepare personnel
rules, which shall be effective upon approval by the county board, to carry out sections
(b) The rules shall provide, among other things, for:
(1) a classification plan and classification of positions within the jurisdiction of the employee
relations department in accordance with the plan;
(2) creation and maintenance of lists of eligibles. No name shall remain on an eligible
list for more than two years;
(3) certification of names to the appointing authority from the eligible list for appointment,
promotion, or reemployment;
(4) establishment of procedures to recruit, select, and advance personnel on the basis of
relative ability, knowledge, and skills;
(5) establishment of procedures to assure nondiscriminatory and fair treatment of applicants
and employees in all aspects of personnel administration without regard to political affiliation,
race, color, national origin, sex, or religion;
(6) establishment of procedures for suspension or termination or other disciplinary action,
including procedures for appeal of actions by appointing authorities with respect to suspension or
termination or other disciplinary action;
(7) establishment of rules and procedures to authorize employees within the jurisdiction
of the employee relations department to take a leave of absence from their duties to accept
appointment to an unclassified position.
Subd. 2. Administration.
The director shall administer the department. In addition to other
duties imposed by sections
, the director shall:
(1) Appoint, supervise, and direct the work of the employees of the department.
(2) Schedule and conduct hearings as required by rules adopted pursuant to sections
or at the direction of the county board.
(3) Provide for, formulate, and hold competitive examinations as required by rule to
determine the qualifications of persons seeking employment in positions within the jurisdiction of
(4) Investigate the administration and effect of rules made under sections
and report the findings and recommendations to the county board.
(5) Establish programs for training and continuing education of employees as deemed
appropriate by the county board to improve the quality of service of employees holding positions
within the jurisdiction of the department.
(6) Prepare a compensation plan and recommend a schedule of salary or wage rates for all
county positions within the jurisdiction of the department for adoption by the county board.
History: 1987 c 74 s 5