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Unless the county board has elected to exclude some or all positions otherwise subject to merit systems established under sections 12.22, subdivision 3, 256.012, and 387.31 to 387.45, from the jurisdiction of the employee relations department, those sections and any rules promulgated under them shall be superseded as far as they are inconsistent with sections 383D.21 to 383D.35, but no position subject to merit systems established pursuant to sections 12.22, subdivision 3, and 256.012, shall be removed from existing merit system coverage and placed under a department established pursuant to sections 383D.21 to 383D.35, until the department is certified in accordance with the United States Office of Personnel Management's standards for a merit system of personnel administration. Nothing in section 387.43 shall be construed to prohibit the inclusion of sheriff's department personnel in a personnel system established pursuant to sections 383D.21 to 383D.35.

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