To facilitate economical and effective use of professional staff, school districts, public postsecondary educational institutions, and the Department of Education may enter into written agreements assigning employees among themselves. The purpose of the temporary assignment is to bring staff together within the state system of education, notwithstanding their current places of assignment or agencies of employment, who possess specific or unique knowledge or experience especially suited to solving specific problems, developing new programs, or providing technical assistance on specific tasks or programs.
(1) A person may be temporarily assigned for whatever period of time is required for a specific task; however, no assignment may be for a period of more than 2 years.
(2) A person on temporary assignment shall be considered on temporary assignment duty to regular work assignments of the sending agency; shall be entitled to all benefits to which the person would otherwise be entitled, including compensation for injury or disability; shall receive the same salary and benefits as at the person’s regular assignment; and shall remain an employee of the permanent employer for all purposes, except that the person shall be supervised by the agency to which assigned. Payment of such salary and benefits may be made by either agency as provided in the assignment agreement.
(3) Travel and per diem expenses incurred while a person is on temporary assignment shall be paid by the agency to which the person is assigned. Round-trip travel and moving expenses from the person’s permanent location to the temporary assignment may be paid by either agency, as provided in the assignment agreement, for any assignment in excess of 3 months. Notwithstanding s. 112.061 to the contrary, a person may be paid per diem expenses for any temporary assignment of 3 months or less.