Bill could make it easier to get a full-time state job

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - A proposed bill may make it easier for part-time state employees to seek full-time jobs.

Senator Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, has pre-filed legislation that, if approved during the 2018 General Assembly, would amend the internal mobility program for state employees.

Under the bill, an administrative regulation would be created that would not differentiate between existing full-time and part-time state employees when it comes to filling full-time positions. The addition would be made to the existing state law, which relates to the evaluation process of filling state government positions.

"Our state employees are continually working in the benefit of all Kentuckians," said Carroll. "In order to retain the best of the best for our state we must evaluate all applicants, part-time and full-time. This change will ensure we are filling these openings with the most engaged and productive individuals that make our state government more effective and efficient."

The pre-filed measure will be up for consideration when the lawmakers convene on Jan. 2.

Carroll represents Senate District 7 that includes Anderson, Franklin, Gallatin, Owen, and Woodford Counties. He has served in the Kentucky State Senate since 2005.

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Gayle Woods

I predict it will get much easier to get a state job. I will go further to say that State Government will have a difficult time getting qualified people due to the changes to retirement, low wages and benefits.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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