Ed DeCecco, Senior Attorney
for Special Projects, Office of Legislative Legal Services, presented to
the Committee the Office's rule memorandum concerning Rule 5-16 of the
State Personnel Board and State Personnel Director, Department of Personnel.
He explained that section 24-50-104 (1)(g), C.R.S., requires the State
Personnel Director to prescribe leave benefits that are typically consistent
with prevailing practices. But the director's Rule 4 CCR 801-1, 5-16 (Rule
5-16) establishes paid family medical leave (PFML), which does not appear
to be consistent with prevailing practices. Because Rule 5-16 conflicts
with the statute, the Office recommends that Rule 5-16 of the rules of
the director concerning PFML not be extended.