Except as otherwise provided in this chapter for appointments by division chiefs and managing officers, the director of rehabilitation and correction shall appoint employees who are necessary for the efficient conduct of the department of rehabilitation and correction and prescribe their titles and duties. A person who is appointed to an unclassified position from a position in the classified service shall serve at the pleasure of the director and retain the right to resume the position and status that the person held in the classified service immediately prior to the appointment. If the person is relieved of the person's duties for the unclassified position, the director shall reinstate the person to the position in the classified service that the person held immediately prior to the appointment or to another position that is certified by the director, with approval of the department of administrative services, as being substantially equal to that prior classified position. Service in the unclassified service pursuant to the appointment shall be counted as service in the position in the classified service that the person held immediately preceding the appointment. A person who is reinstated to a position in the classified service as provided in this section is entitled to all rights and emoluments accruing to the position during the time of the person's unclassified service.
Effective Date: 03-17-1998