130th Ohio General Assembly
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(124th General Assembly)
(Amended House Bill Number 326)



AN ACT
To amend section 124.04 and to enact section 124.139 of the Revised Code to grant full-time state employees 30 days paid leave per year to serve as a liver or kidney donor and seven days paid leave per year to serve as a bone marrow donor.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That section 124.04 be amended and section 124.139 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 124.04.  In addition to those powers enumerated in Chapters 123. and 125. of the Revised Code and as provided elsewhere by law, the powers, duties, and functions of the department of administrative services not specifically vested in and assigned to, or to be performed by, the state personnel board of review are hereby vested in and assigned to, and shall be performed by, the director of administrative services. These powers, duties, and functions shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following powers, duties, and functions:

(A) To prepare, conduct, and grade all competitive examinations for positions in the classified state service;

(B) To prepare, conduct, and grade all noncompetitive examinations for positions in the classified state service;

(C) To prepare eligible lists containing the names of persons qualified for appointment to positions in the classified state service;

(D) To prepare or amend, in accordance with section 124.14 of the Revised Code, specifications descriptive of duties, responsibilities, requirements, and desirable qualifications of the various classifications of positions in the state service;

(E) To allocate and reallocate, upon the motion of the director or upon request of an appointing authority and in accordance with section 124.14 of the Revised Code, any position, office, or employment in the state service to the appropriate classification on the basis of the duties, responsibilities, requirements, and qualifications of such that position, office, or employment;

(F) To develop and conduct personnel recruitment services for positions in the state service;

(G) To conduct research on specifications, classifications, and salaries of positions in the state service;

(H) To develop and conduct personnel training programs in cooperation with appointing authorities;

(I) To include periodically in communications sent to state employees information both of the following:

(1) Information developed under section 2108.15 of the Revised Code promoting the donation of anatomical gifts under Chapter 2108. of the Revised Code;

(2) Information about the liver or kidney donor and bone marrow donor leave granted under section 124.139 of the Revised Code.

(J) To enter into agreements with universities and colleges for in-service training of personnel in the civil service;

(K) To appoint such examiners, inspectors, clerks, and other assistants as are necessary in the exercise of the powers and performance of the duties and functions which the director is by law authorized and required to exercise and perform, and to prescribe the duties of all such of those employees;

(L) To maintain a journal, which shall be open to public inspection, in which the director shall keep a record of the director's final decision pertaining to the classification or reclassification of positions in the state classified service and assignment or reassignment of employees in the state classified service to specific position classifications;

(M) To delegate any of the powers, functions, or duties granted or assigned to the director under this chapter to any other state agency of this state as the director considers necessary;

(N) To delegate any of the powers, functions, or duties granted or assigned to the director under this chapter to any political subdivision with the concurrence of the legislative authority of the political subdivision.

Sec. 124.139. (A) A full-time state employee shall receive up to two hundred forty hours of leave with pay during each calendar year to use during those hours when the employee is absent from work because of the employee's donation of any portion of an adult liver or because of the employee's donation of an adult kidney.

(B) A full-time state employee shall receive up to fifty-six hours of leave with pay during each calendar year to use during those hours when the employee is absent from work because of the employee's donation of adult bone marrow.

(C) An appointing authority shall compensate a full-time state employee who uses leave granted under division (A) or (B) of this section at the employee's regular rate of pay for those regular work hours during which the employee is absent from work.

(D)(1) The director of administrative services, under section 124.04 of the Revised Code, shall provide information about this section to full-time employees who are paid directly by warrant of the auditor of state.

(2) The appointing authority of full-time employees who are not paid directly by warrant of the auditor of state shall periodically provide information about this section to those employees.

SECTION 2. That existing section 124.04 of the Revised Code is hereby repealed.

SECTION 3. The General Assembly hereby encourages political subdivisions and private employers in this state to grant to their full-time employees paid leave similar to the paid leave granted to full-time state employees under section 124.139 of the Revised Code, as enacted by this act.

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