Section 12

Section 12 HR Consolidation 1

Section 2 of chapter 21A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary shall identify and consolidate administrative activities and functions common to the separate offices, departments and divisions within the office and may designate such functions as core administrative functions in order to improve administrative efficiency and preserve fiscal resources. Common functions that shall be designated core administrative functions shall include, but shall not be limited to, human resources, including payroll processing and information technology. All employees performing functions so designated shall be employed directly by the secretary, and the office shall function as a single state agency for purposes of carrying out the functions so designated.