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Chapter 213

H.P. 274 - L.D. 353

PART Z

Sec. Z-1. Voluntary employee incentive programs. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 903, subsections 1 and 2, the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services shall offer for use prior to July 1, 2011 special voluntary employee incentive programs for state employees, including a 50% workweek option, flexible position staffing and time off without pay. Employee participation in a voluntary employee incentive program is subject to the approval of the employee’s appointing authority.

Sec. Z-2. Continuation of health insurance. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 285, subsection 7 and section 903, the State shall continue to pay health and dental insurance benefits for a state employee who applies prior to July 1, 2011 to participate in a voluntary employee incentive program under section 1 based upon the scheduled workweek in effect prior to the employee’s participation in the voluntary employee incentive program.

Sec. Z-3. Continuation of group life insurance. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, sections 903 and 18056 and the rules of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System, the life, accidental death and dismemberment, supplemental and dependent insurance amounts for a state employee who applies prior to July 1, 2011 to participate in a voluntary employee incentive program under section 1 are based upon the scheduled hours of the employee prior to the employee’s participation in the voluntary employee incentive program.

Sec. Z-4. General Fund savings. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 1585, the State Budget Officer shall transfer the General Fund savings resulting from the voluntary employee incentive programs under section 1 to the General Fund Compensation and Benefit Plan account in the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. The State Budget Officer shall submit to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over appropriations and financial affairs a report of the transferred amounts no later than January 15, 2011.

Sec. Z-5. Lapsed balances. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, $650,000 in fiscal year 2009-10 and $650,000 in fiscal year 2010-11 of savings identified from the voluntary employee incentive programs in this Part lapse to the General Fund.

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