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75-5910. Appointment of subordinate officers and employees; duties and powers. (a) Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, and subject to the Kansas civil service act, the secretary for aging and disability services shall appoint all subordinate officers and employees of the department and all such subordinate officers and employees shall be within the classified service under the Kansas civil service act.

(b) The secretary may appoint one public information officer, one chief attorney, one personal secretary and one special assistant who shall be in the unclassified service under the Kansas civil service act and shall receive compensation fixed by the secretary and approved by the governor. The secretary may appoint deputy secretaries and commissioners as determined necessary by the secretary to effectively carry out the mission of the department. All deputy secretaries and commissioners shall be in the unclassified service under the Kansas civil service act and shall receive compensation fixed by the secretary and approved by the governor.

(c) Nothing in subsection (b) shall affect the classified status of any person employed by the Kansas department for aging and disability services on the day immediately preceding the effective date of this act. The provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to limit the powers of the secretary pursuant to K.S.A. 75-5909 or 75-2948, and amendments thereto.

(d) Personnel of the department shall perform such duties and exercise such powers as the secretary may prescribe or as are designated by law.

History: L. 1977, ch. 288, § 10; L. 1978, ch. 332, § 56; L. 1987, ch. 347, § 9; L. 1996, ch. 271, § 14; L. 1998, ch. 95, § 2; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 384; July 1.


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