1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 4 as follows:
1.2Page 1, delete lines 8 to 13 and insert:
1.3    "Subdivision 1. Required reduction. (a) The number of full-time equivalent
1.4employees employed in the executive branch, and the costs directly associated with
1.5employing those persons, must be reduced by at least 15 percent by June 30, 2015, and
1.6thereafter, compared to the number of full-time equivalent positions and the costs directly
1.7associated with those positions on July 1, 2011.
1.8(b) An appointing authority may use any or all of the following to achieve this
1.9requirement: early retirement, furloughs, layoffs, a hard hiring freeze, and restructuring
1.10pension programs to defined contribution programs. The early retirement program in this
1.11section is enacted as a tool to assist in complying with the required 15 percent reduction.
1.12(c) For purposes of this section:
1.13(1) "costs directly associated" with employing people means the cost of salaries and
1.14benefits, including the costs of employer contributions to public pension plans; and
1.15(2) "executive branch" does not include the Minnesota State Colleges and
1.17Page 1, line 14, before "Following" insert "(a)"
1.18Page 1, line 17, delete "minimum and"
1.19Page 1, after line 22, insert:
1.20"(b) The commissioner of management and budget may allocate a maximum number
1.21of employees within each agency that may receive early retirement benefits under this
1.23Page 1, line 24, after "date" insert "on or before June 30, 2015,"
1.24Page 2, line 15, after "70," insert "but the person meets the other requirements of
1.25subdivision 3, clauses (1) to (3),"
1.26Page 2, line 16, after the comma, insert "up to the amount necessary for the person's
1.27age and years of service to equal at least 70,"
2.1Page 2, lines 21 and 23, delete "2" and insert "3"
2.2Page 3, line 7, after "under" insert "the early retirement program in"
2.3Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
2.4Amend the title accordingly