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  36.080.  Director — appointment — salary — removal. — 1.  The director shall be a person who is experienced in the principles and methods of personnel administration, who is familiar with and in sympathy with the application of merit principles and efficient methods of public administration.  The director shall be appointed for a term of four years beginning on July first following the election of a governor, which term may be renewed at its expiration at the option of the governor.

  2.  The personnel director shall not during his or her term of office, or for one year prior thereto:

  (1)  Be a member of any local, state or national committee of a political party;

  (2)  Be a member of any partisan political club or organization;

  (3)  Actively participate in any partisan political campaign; or

  (4)  Hold or be a candidate for any partisan public office.

  3.  Upon an impending or actual vacancy in the position of director, the board shall publicly solicit applications for the position and prepare and submit to the governor a list of the five most qualified applicants.  In the course of preparing such a list the board may engage the services of persons experienced in personnel administration as consultants to assist it in examining and determining the best qualified available persons for appointment as director.  The board shall be authorized to pay, out of the funds appropriated to it, the necessary travel and other expenses of any consultants engaged under the provisions of this section, and may also defray the travel expenses of candidates for the position who are requested to report for an interview.  The director may also assist the board with the search process and division of personnel resources may be used to advance the search process.

  4.  The provisions of subdivision (2) of subsection 5 of section 1 of the Reorganization Act of 1974 notwithstanding, the total compensation of any director shall not exceed the statutory salary of department heads.

  5.  The provisions of subsection 8 of section 15 of the Reorganization Act of 1974 notwithstanding, the governor shall appoint to the position of director, without regard to his or her political affiliation and subject to the advice and consent of the senate, one of the persons named on the list submitted by the board.

  6.  The director may be removed by the board for no reason or for any reason.


(L. 1945 p. 1157 § 7, A. 1949 S.B. 1018, A.L. 1955 p. 575, A.L. 1963 p. 103, A.L. 1967 p. 116, A.L. 1971 S.B. 152, A.L. 1979 H.B. 673, A.L. 2018 S.B. 1007)

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