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2009 Florida Statutes

Section 110.21, Florida Statutes 2009

110.21  Shared employment.--In order to promote part-time career employment opportunities at all levels in the career service, the department shall establish and maintain a plan for shared employment applicable to all classes in the career service and shall be responsible for the overall review, coordination, and administration of the shared-employment plan.

(1)  The department shall establish uniform policies with respect to, and may delegate to the employing agencies the authority to administer, the following:

(a)  The review of career service positions which, after such positions become vacant, may be filled on a shared-employment basis.

(b)  Procedures and criteria to be used in connection with establishing or converting career service positions for shared employment.

(c)  A continuing review and evaluation of the shared-employment program.

(d)  Procedures for notifying the public of vacant shared-employment positions in an employing agency.

(2)  In accordance with rules adopted by the department, each employing agency may establish or convert a percentage of its career service positions, not to exceed 10 percent, for the shared-employment program. However:

(a)  No agency shall designate any position which is occupied by an employee as a shared-employment position without the consent of the incumbent, nor shall any agency designate a shared-employment position as full time without the consent of the incumbent or without a 90-day notice of such action.

(b)  No person who is employed full time in an agency shall be required to accept shared employment as a condition of continued employment.

(3)  The occupants of any position which has been converted from a full-time position to a shared-employment position shall retain the status of the former position with respect to bargaining unit membership.

(4)  The employing agency shall be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the shared-employment program under the rules promulgated by the department.

(5)  The department shall adopt any rules necessary to implement the provisions of this section; however, such rules shall be approved by the Administration Commission prior to their adoption by the department.

History.--s. 2, ch. 82-18; s. 1, ch. 91-164; s. 21, ch. 91-431; s. 666, ch. 95-147; s. 13, ch. 96-399.