HB1122 (2016) Detail

Relative to limitations on supervisory positions in state employment.

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AN ACT\trelative to limitations on supervisory positions in state employment.


SPONSORS:\tRep. D. McGuire, Merr. 21; Rep. Byron, Hills. 20; Rep. Kurk, Hills. 2; Rep. Barry, Hills. 21; Rep. LeBrun, Hills. 32; Rep. A. Christie, Rock. 37; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17


COMMITTEE:\tExecutive Departments and Administration






\tThis  bill requires the commissioner of the department of administrative services to implement and maintain a personnel database.


\tThis bill also limits the number of supervisory positions in state employment.


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Explanation:\tMatter added to current law appears in bold italics.

\t\tMatter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.






In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Sixteen


AN ACT\trelative to limitations on supervisory positions in state employment.


Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:


\t1  New Paragraph; Department of Administrative Services;  Duties of Commissioner.  Amend RSA 21-I:13 by inserting after paragraph XVII the following new paragraph:

\t\tXVIII.  Implement and maintain a personnel database containing at a minimum each employee's position number, position description, agency number, agency name, department, division name, accounting unit, and supervisor's position number.

\t2  New Section; Limitations on Supervisory Positions.  Amend RSA 21-I by inserting after section 56 the following new section:

\t21-I:56-a  Limitations on Supervisory Positions.  

\t\tI.  All persons in direct supervisory positions shall supervise at least one other employee.

\t\tII.  No more than 15 percent of the classified employees in any department shall be in direct supervisory positions.

\t\tIII.  No more than 30 percent of the classified employees in any department  shall be in partial supervisory positions.

\t\tIV.  Every commissioner shall ensure his or her department's compliance with this section.  If necessary, the commissioner may apply to the joint committee on employee classification established in RSA 14:14-c for an exception to paragraph II or III.  The committee may grant such a request, and may impose other percentage limits or compliance deadlines, or both.

\t\tV.  The director of personnel shall cooperate with the departments to reclassify employees as necessary to comply with this section.  At the request of a department, the director of personnel shall create new non-supervisory or partial-supervisory classifications that are otherwise identical in all factors except salary grade to existing partial-supervisory or direct-supervisory classifications.  Positions may be reclassified to these reduced supervisory classifications by the commissioner and the director of personnel without appeal or other approvals.

\t3  Joint Committee on Employee Classification.  Amend RSA 14:14-c, IV to read as follows:

\t\tIV.  Relative to classified employees[,] :

\t\t\t(a)  The committee shall establish procedures to hear appeals submitted by any commissioner or department head regarding reclassification decisions made by the director of personnel pursuant to RSA 21-I:54, III, and the committee's decision in such matters shall be final.

\t\t\t(b)  The committee may, upon application of a commissioner, grant exceptions to the limitations on supervisory positions under RSA 21-I:56-a, II and III, and may impose other limitations.   

\t4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.