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KS House Bill Would Change Civil Service System

Statehouse winter Flickr photo by Holley St. Germain
(Flickr Photo by Holley St. Germain)
Members of a Kansas House committee heard from opponents of a bill that would overhaul the state’s civil service system. The bill would change some types of positions so they would not be covered by civil service protections. It would also give new state employee hires that same "unclassified" status. Rebecca Proctor, representing the Kansas branch of the American Federation of Teachers, says if the state makes it easier to fire workers, that could lead to hiring and firing based on politics, not merit.

No supporters of the bill testified today (MON). The chair of the committee, Newton Republican Marc Rhoades, says the goal is flexibility. He says redesignating some workers as unclassified employees would give managers more flexibility to give raises for innovation or good performance.


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