(A) The administrator of workers' compensation may establish compensation plans, including schedules of hourly rates, for the compensation of professional, administrative, and managerial employees who are employed to fulfill the duties placed upon the bureau of workers' compensation pursuant to sections 4121.61 to 4121.69 of the Revised Code. The administrator may establish rules or policies for the administration of the respective compensation plans.
This division does not apply to employees for whom the state employment relations board establishes appropriate bargaining units pursuant to section 4117.06 of the Revised Code.
(B) The administrator may employ the services and resources of any public entity or private person, business, or association in fulfilling the duties placed upon the bureau of workers' compensation by sections 4121.61 to 4121.69 of the Revised Code. The rehabilitation services commission, the director of job and family services, and any other public officer, employee, or agency shall give to the bureau of workers' compensation full cooperation and, at the request of the administrator, enter into a written agreement stating the procedures and criteria for referring, accepting, and providing services to claimants in the job placement and rehabilitation efforts of the bureau of workers' compensation on behalf of a claimant when referred by the bureau of workers' compensation.
(C) In appropriate cases, the bureau may refer a candidate to the rehabilitation services commission for participation in a program of the commission. For that purpose, the bureau of workers' compensation shall compensate the commission for the nonfederal portion of its services.
Effective Date: 07-01-2000