provided in this section, the director may conduct and evaluate demonstration
projects. Subject to the provisions of this section, demonstration projects may
provide the following:
(1) the methods of
establishing qualification requirements for recruitment and appointment to
(2) the methods of
classifying positions and compensating employees; and
(3) the methods of assigning, reassigning,
evaluating, or promoting employees.
(b) The director may waive any provision of
this chapter for a demonstration project under this section if the waiver is
consistent with AS 39.25 (State Personnel Act) and other applicable
The director will develop
a plan for a demonstration project, before conducting the demonstration
project, which identifies
(1) the purposes of
(2) the types of
employees, applicants, or positions to be included;
(3) the methodology;
(4) the expected duration; and
(5) a specific citation to any provision of
this chapter that is waived for the demonstration project.
(d) Before implementing the demonstration
project, the director shall present the demonstration project plan to the
personnel board for comment.
The director shall evaluate the results of each demonstration project to assess
the degree to which its purposes have been achieved.
(f) A report of all ongoing demonstration
projects shall be made to the personnel board every six months specifically
reporting any new waivers. The waivers are effective until rejected by the