§ 4901 Office of Highway Safety established.
There is established the Office of Highway Safety, which Office shall be under the direction and supervision of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security pursuant to Chapter 82 of this title.
§ 4902 Coordinator; personnel; merit system.
(a) The Office of Highway Safety shall be administered by a Coordinator. The Office shall employ such personnel as required to meet the federal guidelines for a state agency responsible for highway safety in accordance with the Highway Safety Act of 1966, as amended [23 U.S.C. § 401 et seq.].
(b) All employees of the Federal-State Highway Safety Coordinator's Office, heretofore established pursuant to executive order, including the Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator, shall be transferred to the Office of Highway Safety, and shall be deemed to be employees of such Office and employees of the State in classified service with all the benefits accrued as merit employees as of July 22, 1976.
§ 4903 Powers, duties and functions.
The Office of Highway Safety shall have all the powers, duties and functions heretofore vested in the Federal-State Highway Safety Coordinator's Office established by executive order and such other powers, duties and functions conferred and mandated by the Highway Safety Act of 1966, as amended [23 U.S.C. § 401 et seq.].
§ 4904 Federal merit system standards.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, the Office is authorized and directed to take such action with respect to matters involving personnel as may be necessary to insure the continued eligibility of this State for grants-in-aid under any federal law or program.