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39-1906. Kansas department for aging and disability services; disability behavioral health and institution functions; appointment and transfer of officers and employees; rights and benefits preserved. (a) The secretary for aging and disability services shall appoint such officers and employees as may be needed to carry out the powers and duties which the secretary assigns to disability and behavioral health functions and institution functions of the Kansas department for aging and disability services.

(b) All officers and employees in the Kansas department for children and families who, immediately prior to the effective date of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 39-1901 through 39-1914, and amendments thereto, were engaged in the exercise and performance of the powers, duties and functions transferred by K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 39-1901 through 39-1914, and amendments thereto, and who are determined by the secretary for aging and disability services to be necessary for the exercise and performance of the powers, duties and functions transferred by K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 39-1901 through 39-1914, and amendments thereto, are hereby transferred to the Kansas department for aging and disability services. In addition, all officers and employees who are determined jointly by the secretary for aging and disability services and the secretary for children and families to have been engaged in providing necessary administrative, technical or other support to the disability and behavioral health services section and to the institutions, as defined in subsection (b) of K.S.A. 76-12a01, and amendments thereto, immediately prior to the effective date of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 39-1901 through 39-1914, and amendments thereto, are hereby transferred to the Kansas department for aging and disability services. All classified employees so transferred shall retain their status as classified employees. Thereafter, the secretary for aging and disability services may convert vacant classified positions to positions in the unclassified service under the Kansas civil service act.

(c) Officers and employees who are transferred by K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 39-1901 through 39-1914, and amendments thereto, to the Kansas department for aging and disability services shall retain all retirement benefits and leave balances and rights which had accrued or vested prior to the date of transfer. The service of each such officer or employee so transferred shall be deemed to have been continuous. Any subsequent transfers, layoffs, or abolition of classified service positions under the Kansas civil service act shall be made in accordance with the civil service laws and any rules and regulations adopted thereunder. Nothing in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 39-1901 through 39-1914, and amendments thereto, shall affect the classified status of any transferred person employed by the Kansas department for children and families prior to the date of transfer.

(d) Notwithstanding the effective date of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 39-1901 through 39-1914, and amendments thereto, the provisions of this section prescribing the transfer of officers and employees from the Kansas department for children and families to the Kansas department for aging and disability services shall be administered so that the date of transfer of such personnel shall be the start of a payroll period.

History: Executive Reorganization Order No. 41, § 6; L. 2012, ch. 185, § 6; July 1.


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