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    Subdivision 1. Criteria. In determining the appropriate unit, the commissioner shall
consider the principles and the coverage of uniform comprehensive position classification and
compensation plans of the employees, professions and skilled crafts, and other occupational
classifications, relevant administrative and supervisory levels of authority, geographical location,
history, extent of organization, the recommendation of the parties, and other relevant factors. The
commissioner shall place particular importance upon the history and extent of organization, and
the desires of the petitioning employee representatives.
    Subd. 2. Prohibitions. The commissioner shall not designate an appropriate unit which
includes essential employees with other employees.
    Subd. 3. Division of units. If a designated appropriate unit contains both peace officers
subject to licensure under sections 626.84 to 626.863 and essential employees who are not peace
officers, the commissioner, at the request of a majority of either the peace officers or the other
essential employees within the unit, shall divide the unit into two separate appropriate units, one
for the peace officers and one for the other essential employees.
History: 1984 c 462 s 10; 1987 c 186 s 15; 1993 c 136 s 2; 1997 c 7 art 1 s 84

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