CHAPTER 164

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 121

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STATE GOVERNMENT AND THE MERIT SYSTEM OF PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

Section 1. Amend §5903 of Title 29 of the Delaware Code by deleting paragraph (22) and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

“(22) Employees appointed to exceptional employment positions pursuant to §5904A of this title during the trial work period.”

Section 2. Amend §5924 of Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking it in its entirety.

Section 3. Amend Title 29 of the Delaware Code by adding a new §5904A as follows:

Ҥ5904A. Exceptional employment.

Employment of persons with mental or physical disabilities in a Selective Placement Program or an Agency Aide Program shall be administered by the State Personnel Office. Such employment shall be by appointment without a competitive examination and without listing on an eligibility list. Employment through the Selective Placement Program is limited to 12 months. Each appointee in the Selective Placement Program who successfully completes a trial work period, or passes a competitive examination, may be considered for permanent employment or probationary employment in the classified service. An appointment through the Agency Aide Program is of indefinite duration. Before any appointment is made, the State Personnel Office shall advise the applicant of the availability of benefits counseling resources, which offer information or guidance on the effect of employment on public benefits including income from the Social Security Administration.

Approved July 15, 2003