CHAPTER 29. MISCELLANEOUS BOARDS AND OFFICERS.

§29-6-7. Director of personnel; appointment; qualifications; powers and duties.

(a) The Secretary of the Department of Administration shall appoint the director. The director shall be a person knowledgeable of the application of the merit principles in public employment as evidenced by the obtainment of a degree in business administration, personnel administration, public administration or the equivalent or at least five years of administrative experience. The salary for the director shall be that which is set out in section two-a, article seven, chapter six of this code.

(b) The director shall:

(1) Consistent with the provisions of this article, administer the operations of the division, allocating the functions and activities of the division among sections as the director may establish;

(2) Maintain a personnel management information system necessary to carry out the provisions of this article;

(3) Supervise payrolls and audit payrolls, reports or transactions for conformity with the provisions of this article;

(4) Plan, evaluate, administer and implement personnel programs and policies in state government and to political subdivisions after agreement by the parties;

(5) Supervise the employee selection process and employ performance evaluation procedures;

(6) Develop programs to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the public service, including, but not limited to, employee training, development, assistance and incentives, which, notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, may include a one-time monetary incentive for recruitment and retention of employees in critically understaffed classifications. The director, in consultation with the board, shall determine which classifications are critically understaffed. The one-time monetary incentive program shall continue until June 30, 2009. The director shall report annually on or before December 31, commencing in the year 2007, to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance. The annual report shall provide all relevant information on the one-time monetary incentive program and the understaffed classifications in state agencies;

(7) Establish pilot programs and other projects for a maximum of one year outside of the provisions of this article, subject to approval by the board, to be included in the annual report;

(8) Establish and provide for a public employee interchange program and may provide for a voluntary employee interchange program between public and private sector employees;

(9) Establish an internship program;

(10) Assist the Governor and Secretary of the Department of Administration in general workforce planning and other personnel matters;

(11) Make an annual report to the Governor and Legislature and all other special or periodic reports as may be required;

(12) Assess cost for special or other services;

(13) Recommend rules to the board for implementation of this article; and

(14) Conduct schools, seminars or classes for supervisory employees of the state regarding handling of complaints and disciplinary matters and the operation of the state personnel system.

Bills Affecting §29-6-7

2003 Regular Session: HB2175
2005 Regular Session: HB2491
2006 Regular Session: HB2491
2006 Regular Session: HB4750
2006 Regular Session: SB417
2007 Regular Session: HB2793
2007 Regular Session: HB2862
2007 Regular Session: HB3163
2007 Regular Session: SB439
2007 Regular Session: SB442
2007 Regular Session: SB589
2008 Regular Session: HB4677
2008 Regular Session: SB767
2009 Regular Session: SB487
2009 Regular Session: SB622
2009 Regular Session: SB622
2010 Regular Session: SB96
2010 Regular Session: SB96
2011 Regular Session: SB5
2011 Regular Session: SB5
2012 Regular Session: HB4341
2012 Regular Session: HB4534
2012 Regular Session: SB125
2012 Regular Session: SB125
2012 Regular Session: SB468
2012 Regular Session: SB668
2013 Regular Session: HB2988
2013 Regular Session: SB164
2013 Regular Session: SB164
2013 Regular Session: SB331
2013 Regular Session: SB351
2014 Regular Session: HB2988
2014 Regular Session: SB242
2014 Regular Session: SB242
2015 Regular Session: SB80
2015 Regular Session: SB80
2016 Regular Session: SB90
2016 Regular Session: SB90
2017 Regular Session: SB408
2017 Regular Session: SB408
2017 Regular Session: SB408
2019 Regular Session: HB2844
2019 Regular Session: HB2844
2019 Regular Session: HB2844
2019 Regular Session: SB530
2019 Regular Session: SB530
2019 Regular Session: SB530
2020 Regular Session: HB4579
2020 Regular Session: HB4579
2020 Regular Session: HB4579