Sec. Y-1. Retirement incentive. The Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services is authorized to offer a retirement incentive program to employees who are eligible to retire and who have reached their normal retirement age on or before July 1, 2009. Employees choosing to participate in this retirement incentive program must make application for participation in the manner specified by the commissioner between July 1, 2009 and August 15, 2009, with retirements effective August 31, 2009.
Sec. Y-2. Calculation and transfer of funds; General Fund; retirement incentive program. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 1585 or any other provision of law, the State Budget Officer shall calculate the amount of savings in the Statewide Retirement Incentive account in this Part that applies against each General Fund account for departments and agencies statewide that have occurred as a result of the retirement incentive program authorized in section 1. The State Budget Officer shall transfer the savings by financial order upon approval of the Governor on or before January 15, 2010. These transfers are considered adjustments to appropriations in fiscal years 2009-10 and 2010-11.
Sec. Y-3. Disposition of authorized positions vacated by retiring employees. Except as provided in this section, positions vacated by employees choosing to participate in the retirement incentive program authorized in section 1 must remain vacant from September 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011. Upon approval of the State Budget Officer, a vacated position may be filled to meet the operational needs of the department as long as a different vacated position that achieves comparable savings within the same fund is identified. The State Budget Officer shall report to the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs on the numbers of the employees, by program, taking advantage of the retirement incentive program by January 15, 2010.
Sec. Y-4. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
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Initiative: Reduces funding from departments and agencies statewide from projected savings in Personal Services achieved through the retirement incentive program.
|GENERAL FUND TOTAL||($2,388,887)||($2,866,664)|