The director may conduct experimental or research personnel-related projects of limited duration designed to improve the quality of the employment system. The provisions of section 19A.9 or administrative rules adopted pursuant to that section are waived for the purposes of such projects. Projects adopted under this authority shall not violate existing collective bargaining agreements. Any projects that relate to issues covered by such agreements or issues that are mandatory subjects of collective bargaining are subject to negotiations as applicable. The director shall notify the chairpersons of the standing committees on appropriations of the senate and the house of representatives and the chairpersons of the appropriate subcommittees of those committees of the proposed projects. The notice from the director shall include the purpose of the project, a description of the project, and how the project will be evaluated. Chairpersons notified shall be given at least two weeks to review and comment on the proposal before the project is implemented. The director shall report the results of the experimental research projects conducted in the preceding fiscal year to the legislative council by September 30 of each year.
95 Acts, ch 162, §4
Referred to in § 19A.24
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