124.07 Director of administrative services employees, services and facilities.

(A) The director of administrative services shall appoint examiners, inspectors, clerks, and other assistants as necessary to carry out sections 124.01 to 124.64 of the Revised Code. The director may designate persons in or out of the service of the state to serve as examiners or assistants under the director's direction. An examiner or assistant shall receive the compensation for each day actually and necessarily spent in the discharge of duties as an examiner or assistant that the director determines; provided that, if the examiner or assistant is in the service of the state or any political subdivision of the state, it shall be a part of the examiner's or assistant's official duties to render those services in connection with an examination without extra compensation.

(B) Each state agency shall pay the cost of the services and facilities furnished to it by the department of administrative services that are necessary to provide and maintain payroll services as prescribed in section 125.21 of the Revised Code and state merit standards as prescribed in sections 124.01 to 124.64 of the Revised Code for the agency. If a state-supported college or university or a municipal corporation chooses to use the services and facilities furnished by the department that are necessary to provide and maintain the services and standards so prescribed, the state-supported college or university or municipal corporation shall pay the cost of the services and facilities that the department furnishes to it. The charges against a state agency, a state-supported college or university, or a municipal corporation shall be computed on a reasonable cost basis in accordance with procedures prescribed by the director of budget and management. Any moneys the department receives from a state agency, a state-supported college or university, or a municipal corporation under this division that are in excess of the amount necessary to pay the cost of furnishing the department's services and facilities during any fiscal year shall be either refunded to or credited for the ensuing fiscal year to the state agency, the state-supported college or university, or the municipal corporation.

(C) The director of administrative services may enter into an agreement with any county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision to furnish services and facilities of the department in the administration of a merit program or other functions related to human resources that include,but are not limited to, providing competitive examinations for positions in the classified service. The agreement shall provide that the department shall be reimbursed for the reasonable costs of those services and facilities as determined by the director.

(D) All moneys received by the department as reimbursement for a merit program or other human resources services performed and facilities furnished under this section, such as competitive examinations administered, shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the human resources services fund, which is hereby created.

(E) In counties of the state in which are located cities having municipal civil service commissions, the director of administrative services may designate the municipal civil service commission of the largest city within the county as the director's agent for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of sections 124.01 to 124.64 of the Revised Code, within the county, that the director designates. Each municipal civil service commission designated as an agent of the director shall render to the director, at the end of each month, an itemized statement of the cost incurred by the commission for work done as the agent of the director, and the director, after approving that statement, shall pay the total amount of it to the treasurer of the municipal corporation in the same manner as other expenses of the department of administrative services.

(F) The director of administrative services and the examiners, inspectors, clerks, and assistants referred to in this section shall receive, in addition to their salaries, reimbursement for necessary traveling and other expenses incurred in the actual discharge of their official duties. The director may also incur the necessary expenses for stationery, printing, and other supplies incident to the business of the department.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 06-30-1999; 09-29-2005; 07-01-2007