1998 Regular Session
To: Fees, Salaries and Administration
By: Senator(s) Bean
Senate Bill 2212
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 43-27-107, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CLASSIFY UP TO 10% OF ITS SOCIAL WORKER POSITIONS AS TIME-LIMITED EMPLOYEES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 43-27-107, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
43-27-107. The Department of Human Services is authorized to set the qualifications necessary for all social workers employed by the department, which shall at a minimum require state licensure as a social worker, and shall not be required to go through the State Personnel Board or use the qualifications set by the personnel board in employing social workers for the department. All social workers employed by the department shall be state service employees from the date of their employment with the department; provided, however, that the department is authorized to classify not more than thirty-two (32) newly established social worker positions allowed beginning in fiscal year 1999, as time-limited employee positions. All social worker positions existing before July 1, 1998, will remain state service.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.