SB534 (2018) Detail

(New Title) relative to the classification of certain state employee positions and relative to a review of certain unclassified positions in the department of health and human services.


CHAPTER 233

SB 534-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

02/01/2018   0275s

26Apr2018... 1592h

2018 SESSION

18-2830

05/03

 

SENATE BILL 534-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the classification of certain state employee positions and relative to a review of certain unclassified positions in the department of health and human services.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Rep. Byron, Hills. 20; Rep. Sytek, Rock. 8; Rep. P. Schmidt, Straf. 19; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Revises the salaries for certain unclassified positions and adjusts salaries for recruitment and retention purposes.  

 

II.  Establishes the position of general counsel in the banking department.

 

III.  Requires the commissioner of the department of health and human services to conduct a review of certain unclassified positions.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/01/2018   0275s

26Apr2018... 1592h 18-2830

05/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the classification of certain state employee positions and relative to a review of certain unclassified positions in the department of health and human services.

 

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

 

233:1  Compensation of Certain State Officers; Salaries Established.  Amend RSA 94:1-a, I(b) by deleting the following:

I. EE Department of health and human services, administrator, bureau of division of elderly services and adult community services

II. HH Department of information technology, chief information security officer

III. II Department of administrative services, assistant commissioner

IV. II New Hampshire hospital, chief executive officer

V. PP Department of health and human services, unit director, medical

233:2  Compensation of Certain State Officers; Salaries Established.  Amend RSA 94:1-a, I(b) by inserting the following:

I. FF Banking department, general counsel

II. HH Department of administrative services, project management, innovation and operational analysis unit, director

III. HH New Hampshire hospital, chief operating officer

IV. HH Department of information technology, assistant chief information security officer

V. II Department of information technology, chief information security officer

VI. JJ Department of administrative services, assistant commissioner

VII. JJ Department of health and human services, associate commissioner, operations

VIII. JJ Department of health and human services, associate commissioner, population health

IX. KK Department of business and economic affairs, commissioner

233:3  Salary Adjustment for Recruitment or Retention.  Amend RSA 94:3-b to read as follows:

94:3-b  Salary Adjustment for Recruitment or Retention.

I.  Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, upon the request of an appointing authority submitted to the commissioner of administrative services for review and evaluation and upon approval by the joint committee on employee classification, the governor and council is hereby authorized and empowered upon a finding by them that it is in the best interests of the state and is necessary in order to recruit and retain or recruit or retain qualified personnel to increase the salary ranges of unclassified positions.

II.  The following increased salary amounts have been adopted pursuant to this section:

(a)  Comptroller, department of administrative services, $120,270.32

(b)  Associate medical examiner, department of justice, $160,000 - $240,000

(c)  Deputy chief medical examiner, department of justice, $200,000 - $260,000

(d)  Chief medical examiner, department of justice, $210,000 - $300,000

(e)  Chief operating officer, New Hampshire hospital, department of health and human services, $93,759.12 - $124,606.04

233:4  New Section; Bank Commissioner; General Counsel.  Amend RSA 383 by inserting after section 5 the following new section:

383:5-a  General Counsel.  The commissioner shall appoint a general counsel, who shall serve at the pleasure of the commissioner.  The general counsel shall perform such duties and exercise such powers as the commissioner may authorize.

233:5  Position Abolished.  The following position is hereby abolished, effective at the close of business on June 30, 2018:

Banking Department 02-072-072-720510-2043   42404

233:6  Compensation of Certain State Officers; Health and Human Services Review; Certain Unclassified Employees.  Amend RSA 94 by inserting after section 1-e the following new section:

94:1-f  Health and Human Services Review; Certain Unclassified Employees.

I.  The commissioner of the department of health and human services shall submit a list of names of incumbents and identify all current unclassified position titles and associated job responsibilities for positions established pursuant to 1995, 310 to the department of administrative services.  The commissioner of the department of health and human services shall provide information pursuant to any requests from the department of administrative services to comply with the requirements of this section.  The department of administrative services may review and change any existing position title to accurately reflect the current position responsibilities and recommend such change directly to the joint committee established in RSA 14:14-c to update RSA 94:1-a.  

II.  The commissioner of the department of administrative services shall submit the information to an outside consultant retained for the purpose of assessing the appropriate letter grade of unclassified state officers for those positions where the position title does not accurately reflect the job responsibilities.  The consultant shall assess the recommended allocation, recommend an alternate allocation, if necessary, and include the reasoning for such allocation in its report.  The commissioner shall submit the consultant's report to the joint committee established in RSA 14:14-c, for its review and temporary letter grade allocation.  The department of health and human services shall make a contribution from salary line appropriations to the salary adjustment fund pursuant to RSA 99:4 to reimburse for the cost associated with the review of each position.

III.  Any reclassification of salary shall not apply to any incumbent occupying the position unless the reclassification is to a higher salary grade designation.  If such reclassification results in a lower salary grade designation, such designation shall occur when the incumbent vacates the position.

IV.  Upon completion of the review process, subsequent vacancies of the positions shall be filled in accordance with RSA 94:6 and RSA 94:1-a.

V.  All titles listed in RSA 94:1-a shall be subject to the requirements of this section, with the exception of the following positions: commissioner, deputy commissioner, associate commissioners, and chief operating officer for New Hampshire hospital.  The joint committee may decline to review or exclude any other title from review as it deems necessary.  

VI.  All reviews and recommendations shall be completed no later than 2 years from the effective date of this section.  The commissioner of the department of health and human services shall issue a progress report every 6 months from the effective date of this section to the fiscal committee of the general court until the process is completed.

233:7  Effective Date.  

I.  Sections 1-4 of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

II.  The remainder of this act shall effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: June 08, 2018

Effective Date:

I. Sections 1-4 shall take effect August 7, 2018.

II. Remainder shall take effect June 8, 2018.

 

 

Links

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Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 1, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
Feb. 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 20, 2018 House Hearing
March 20, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 5, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 18, 2018 House Exec Session
April 17, 2018 House Hearing
April 18, 2018 House Exec Session
April 26, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB534 Revision: 4122 Date: June 13, 2018, 4:47 p.m.
SB534 Revision: 3798 Date: May 7, 2018, 12:41 p.m.
SB534 Revision: 3606 Date: April 30, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
SB534 Revision: 3021 Date: April 10, 2018, 8:54 a.m.
SB534 Revision: 2876 Date: Jan. 9, 2018, 8:40 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 2
Jan. 24, 2018 Hearing: 01/24/2018, Room 101, LOB, 09:00 am; SC 4
Feb. 1, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0275s, 02/01/2018; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 5
Feb. 1, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-0275s, AA, VV; 02/01/2018; SJ 3
Feb. 1, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0275s, MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 02/01/2018; SJ 3
Feb. 15, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/15/2018; SC 7
Feb. 15, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
March 7, 2018 Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 7 P. 52
March 20, 2018 Public Hearing: 03/20/2018 01:30 PM LOB 306
March 20, 2018 Executive Session: 03/20/2018 LOB 306
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 13-0; CC)
April 5, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/05/2018 (Vote 13-0; CC) HC 13 P. 5
April 5, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA VV 04/05/2018 HJ 11 P. 5
April 5, 2018 Referred to Finance 04/05/2018 HJ 11 P. 5
April 10, 2018 Division I Work Session: 04/10/2018 01:30 PM LOB 212
April 17, 2018 Public Hearing on non-germane Amendment # 2018-1499h: 04/17/2018 01:40 PM LOB 212
April 18, 2018 Executive Session: 04/18/2018 01:00 PM LOB 210-211
April 17, 2018 Division I Work Session: 04/17/2018 01:50 PM LOB 212
April 18, 2018 Executive Session: 04/18/2018 01:00 PM LOB 210-211
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1592h (NT) (Vote 25-1; RC)
April 26, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1592h (NT) for 04/26/2018 (Vote 25-1; RC) HC 16 P. 12
April 26, 2018 Amendment # 2018-1592h: AA VV 04/26/2018
April 26, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 1592h: MA DV 232-48 04/26/2018
May 2, 2018 Sen. Carson Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 05/02/2018; SJ 15
May 10, 2018 Enrolled 05/10/2018
May 10, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/10/2018); SJ 18
June 8, 2018 Signed by the Governor on 06/08/2018; Chapter 0233
Aug. 7, 2018 I. Sections 1-4 Effective 08/07/2018
June 8, 2018 II. Remainder shall take effect 06/08/2018