DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Department of natural resources employees. Provides that employees of the department of natural resources (DNR), except for the director, the employee in the highest position in each division, and the conservation officers, are merit employees. Requires the DNR to work with the state personnel department to develop position classification plans for the department and to assist current employees in qualifying for positions. Requires the state personnel department to assist DNR employees who do not qualify to find employment with another state agency, if possible. Repeals provisions establishing the nonmerit status of DNR employees.