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Statute: 11A:11-2

11A:11-2. a. The Department of Personnel is abolished as a principal department in the Executive Branch of State government. The offices and terms of the Commissioner of Personnel, the deputy commissioner, assistant commissioners, and the directors of the various divisions and offices of the Department of Personnel are terminated, except as otherwise provided by P.L.2008, c.29. b. The functions, powers, and duties of the Department of Personnel, the Commissioner of Personnel, the deputy commissioner, assistant commissioners, and directors of the various divisions and offices of the Department of Personnel are continued and transferred as provided by P.L.2008, c.29. The State Treasurer may allocate the functions, powers, and duties transferred to the Department of the Treasury or the State Treasurer by P.L.2008, c.29 among such divisions or subdivisions in the Department of the Treasury as the State Treasurer deems appropriate or as the State Treasurer may establish. c. (1) The Division of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action as constituted in the Department of Personnel, with its functions, powers, and duties, and those of the Commissioner of Personnel and the Merit System Board with regard to that division, is continued and transferred to the Department of the Treasury, except with regard to the power to adjudicate complaints of violations of the State policy against discrimination which power shall remain with the Civil Service Commission. The functions, powers, and duties of the Division of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action shall be allocated within the department as the State Treasurer shall determine. The Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Commission as constituted in the Department of Personnel is continued and transferred to the Department of the Treasury to be allocated within that department as the State Treasurer shall determine. The members of the Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Commission shall continue as members of the commission for the duration of their current terms and any reappointments and until their successors are appointed, unless removed for cause. (2) The planning and research unit and function as constituted in the Department of Personnel is continued and transferred to the Department of the Treasury to be allocated within that department as the State Treasurer shall determine. d. The Working Well NJ State employee wellness program as constituted in the Department of Personnel is continued and transferred to the Department of Health and Senior Services to be allocated within that department as the commissioner shall determine. e. The toll-free information "Law Enforcement Officer Crisis Intervention Services" telephone hotline as constituted in the Department of Personnel is continued and transferred to the Department of Health and Senior Services, pursuant to sections 115 to 116 of P.L.2008, c.29 (C.26:2NN-1 to C.26:2NN-2), to be allocated within that department as the commissioner shall determine. f. The New Jersey Employee Awards Committee as constituted in the Department of Personnel is continued and transferred to the Civil Service Commission. The members of the New Jersey Employee Awards Committee shall continue as members of the committee for the duration of their current terms and any reappointments and until their successors are appointed, unless removed for cause. g. The commission shall develop a plan for the consolidation and coordination of personnel and related functions, including, but not limited to, classification, compensation, and workforce planning, in the executive branch of State government and for transfer to the commission of such employees, positions, funding, facilities, equipment, powers, and duties from throughout the executive branch of State government as necessary and appropriate to effectuate such consolidation and coordination. h. The commission shall submit the plan prepared pursuant to subsection g. of this section to the Governor for review and approval. With the approval of the Governor and in accordance with regulations adopted by the commission, the commission, pursuant to the approved plan, shall direct the consolidation and coordination of personnel and related functions, including, but not limited to, classification, compensation and workforce planning, in the executive branch of State government and transfer to the commission such employees, positions, funding, facilities, equipment, powers, duties and functions from throughout the executive branch of State government to effectuate such consolidation and coordination. The commission shall organize these functions in such units as the commission determines are necessary for the efficient operation of the commission and in such a manner as will provide the appointing authorities and all State employees with proper support in personnel matters. The consolidation shall not apply to those functions which the commission has determined are unique to each department or agency in its capacity as an appointing authority. i. Each department, office, division, bureau or agency in the executive branch of State government shall cooperate with the commission and make available to the commission such information, personnel and assistance necessary to effectuate the purposes of P.L.2008, c.29. j. This section shall not be construed to permit or require negotiations pursuant to the "New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act," P.L.1941, c.100 (C.34:13A-1 et seq.), of any rule or regulation promulgated by the State Treasurer or Civil Service Commission pursuant to this section or any other section of this title. Amended 1993, c.114; 2008, c.29, s.78.

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