(a) An appointing authority may propose
subdivision of an agency into organizational units for purposes of employment
or layoff by submitting a written plan for subdivision to the director.
Organizational units may be recognized on the basis of geographic area,
function or class of employment, and may be different for different classes and
types of employment. For purposes of this section, the types of employment are
full-time, part-time and seasonal.
(b) The director shall notify the appointing
authority of recognized organizational units, and those units must after that
be used as a basis for employment or layoff. The appointing authority shall
post a copy of the notice of recognition and shall distribute copies of the
notice to affected employees.
The director may withdraw recognition of organizational units created under
this section upon notice to the appointing authority at any time the director
determines that withdrawal of recognition is in the best interests of the state