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75-4375. Same; compensation for certain direct care employees after layoff; determination of amount. (a) Each state officer or employee: (1) Who is employed by an institution that is closed or abolished or otherwise ceases operations or that is scheduled for such closure, abolition or cessation of operations and has a budget reduction imposed that is associated with such closure, abolition or cessation of operations; and (2) who is a direct care employee as defined by this section; and (3) who is laid off from employment with such institution for the reason of such closure, abolition, or cessation of operations or such imposition of a budget reduction; and (4) who remains in such employment until the date the employee is laid off, shall receive compensation from the Kansas department for aging and disability services for the following:

(A) Forty hours of pay at the state officer or employee's regular hourly rate of pay on the date the employee is laid off if such employee has completed one full year of service but less than two full years of service on the layoff date;

(B) eighty hours of pay at the state officer or employee's regular hourly rate of pay on the date the employee is laid off if such employee has completed two full years of service but less than three full years of service on the layoff date;

(C) one hundred twenty hours of pay at the state officer or employee's regular hourly rate of pay on the date the employee is laid off if such employee has completed three full years of service but less than four full years of service on the layoff date; or

(D) one hundred sixty hours of pay at the state officer or employee's regular hourly rate of pay on the date the employee is laid off if the employee has completed four full years of service or more on the layoff date.

(b) As used in this section, "direct care employee" means state officers or employees in the classified service under the Kansas civil service act who: (1) Are exempt from the provisions of K.S.A. 75-6801, and amendments thereto, as prescribed in policies and procedures prescribed by the secretary of administration, including, but not limited to, state officers and employees whose positions are in the following job class series: (A) Activity therapist, (B) activity therapy technician, (C) licensed mental health technician, (D) licensed mental health technician specialist, (E) licensed practical nurse, (F) licensed practical nurse, senior, (G) mental health aide, (H) radiologic technologist, (I) registered nurse, (J) activity specialist, (K) intellectual disability specialist, (L) intellectual disability technician, and (M) intellectual disability trainee; or

(2) are in positions that are assigned to job classes or job class series that are designated as direct care employee job classes or job class series by the secretary for aging and disability services for purposes of this section.

History: L. 1996, ch. 255, § 6; L. 2012, ch. 91, § 60; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 340; July 1.


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