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Article 1 - Purpose, Adoption, and Amendment of Regulations: Personnel Policies

Posted on October 21, 2021 at 12:48 PM by Kansas Department of Administration

Purpose, Adoption, and Amendment of Regulations: Personnel Policies

1-1-1. State human resource program, responsibilities, regulations and guidelines. (a) The Kansas civil service act shall be administered by the director to establish a complete human resource program that provides an effective, diverse, responsible, and quality workforce. The regulations in articles 1 through 14 and any associated guidelines shall apply only to classified employees unless otherwise specifically stated.
(b) The central personnel office for the state as one employer shall be the division of personnel services.
(c) The statewide human resource program shall be managed by the director in partnership with the human resource directors and staff of other state agencies. Agencies shall be provided with opportunities to share in the responsibility of developing regulations and implementing the resulting programs. Each human resource duty that is delegated to an appointing authority by the director shall be the responsibility of the appointing authority. The appointing authority shall comply with statewide personnel regulations and statutes.
(d) The human resource regulations and bulletins shall be made available to each agency by the director.
(e) Each agency shall make available for inspection all human resource regulations and bulletins to all employees in a manner that is both known to employees and available at all times.
(f) Standards of health and safety in state agencies and a comprehensive health and safety program for the state service shall be established by the director, in cooperation with appropriate agency administrators.
(g) This regulation shall be effective on and after June 5, 2005. (Authorized by K.S.A. 2004 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 75-3707 and 75-3746; effective May 1, 1979; amended May 31, 1996; amended June 5, 2005.)

1-1-2. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-3747; effective May 1, 1979; revoked May 31, 1996.)

1-1-3. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-3747; effective May 1, 1979; revoked May 31, 1996.)

1-1-4. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 1982 Supp. 75-3746; effective May 1, 1983; revoked May 31, 1996.)

1-1-5. Pilot projects. (a) Plans for pilot projects within the state employee workforce may be developed by the director for the purpose of determining whether a specified change in human resource management policies or procedures or a new human resources program would result in improved statewide human resource management. The plan shall specifically delineate any provisions of one or more personnel regulations relating to state agencies and state employees that are to be suspended with respect to participants in the pilot project and shall include findings that each proposed suspension of a regulation meets all of the following criteria:
(1) Suspension of the regulation is necessary to implement a pilot project that is expected to accomplish one or more of the following purposes:
(A) To provide a means to recruit, select, develop, or maintain an effective and responsible workforce;
(B) to provide personnel administration practices that meet the social, economic, and program needs of the people of the state of Kansas;
(C) to facilitate the administration of personnel actions based on merit principles and fitness to perform the work required;
(D) to provide fair and equal opportunity for public service; or
(E) to provide improvements and economies in the organization and operation of state agencies.
(2) Suspension of the regulation will not be in conflict with the civil service act or any other statute of the state of Kansas.
(3) Suspension of the regulation will not be in conflict with any applicable federal statutes or regulation.
(4) Suspension of the regulation will not result in any personnel administration actions made on the basis of race, national origin or ancestry, religion, political affiliation, or other nonmerit factors.
(b) The plan for a pilot project shall be subject to review by the secretary of administration. The pilot project may be approved, modified and approved, or rejected by the secretary. Each plan that is either approved or modified and approved by the secretary shall be submitted to the governor.
(c) Implementation of the pilot project may be authorized by the governor in the form of an executive directive, which may place additional limitations or conditions on implementation of the pilot project as the governor deems advisable. The executive directive shall stipulate any provisions of one or more personnel regulations relating to state agencies and state employees that are suspended for participants in the pilot project. Such a suspension of provisions of one or more regulations shall be effective only for pilot project participants and only for the duration of the pilot project. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-3706 and 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 75-2925, 75-3707, and 75-3746; effective October 1, 1999
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