The bill makes the following changes to the total compensation laws affecting state employees:
- A statutory provision specifying that state employees are typically hired at the minimum rate in a pay grade unless there is a showing of recruiting difficulty or other unusual condition is amended to specify that employees are typically hired at the mid rate.
- References to the "annual compensation report" and "annual compensation survey" are changed to the "total compensation report" and "total compensation survey". The total compensation report of the state personnel director is required to be published every 2 years instead of every year.
- A provision governing the manner in which holidays and paid leave are counted for certain employees performing essential services is repealed.
- The children of employees are considered dependents for group benefit purposes up to the age of 26, unless the United States supreme court finds the federal "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" to be unconstitutional, in which case the current statutory provisions defining children as dependents will be reinstated.