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15.53 AUTHORITY TO INTERCHANGE EMPLOYEES.
    Subdivision 1. No interchange except as authorized. No department, agency, political
subdivision or instrumentality of the state is authorized to participate in a program of interchange
of employees with departments, agencies, or instrumentalities of the federal government, the
state, or another state, as a sending or receiving agency except in accordance with sections 15.51
to 15.57.
    Subd. 2. Period of assignment. The period of individual assignment or detail under an
interchange program shall not exceed 24 months, nor shall any person be assigned or detailed
for more than 24 months during any 36-month period, except when the assignment or detail is
made to coincide with an unclassified appointment under section 15.06. However, the head of an
agency may extend the period of assignment for not more than two additional years. A school
district, a county, or a public health entity may make an assignment for a period not to exceed five
years if the assignment is made pursuant to section 124D.23, subdivision 8. Details relating to
any matter covered in sections 15.51 to 15.57 may be the subject of an agreement between the
sending and receiving agencies. Elected officials shall not be assigned from a sending agency
nor detailed to a receiving agency.
    Subd. 3. Political subdivisions. A state department or agency must report to the Department
of Employee Relations an interchange with a political subdivision in which it is participating
either as a sending or receiving agency. The report must include identification of the political
subdivision, the length of the individual assignment, and the duties of the individual assignment.
History: Ex1967 c 46 s 3; 1969 c 1140 s 3; Ex1971 c 48 s 11 subd 1; 1990 c 594 art 1 s 42;
1991 c 269 art 1 s 1; 1997 c 97 s 2; 1997 c 162 art 2 s 1; 1998 c 397 art 11 s 3