(1) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide a program whereby the Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Health may identify, designate, train, and promote employees with high levels of administrative and management potential in order to meet the need of the departments for broad-based administrative and managerial knowledge and skills in key positions within the departments.
(2) The departments are authorized to establish a management fellows program in order to provide highly qualified career candidates for key administrative and managerial positions in the departments. Such program shall include, but is not limited to:
(a) The identification annually by the secretaries, the assistant secretaries, and the district administrator in each district of one high-potential career service employee each, to be designated and appointed to serve as a full-time health and rehabilitative services management fellow for a period of 1 year.
(b) The design, development, implementation, and monitoring of a full-time, 1-year placement program based on a self-motivated enrichment plan for each respective fellow in various units of the departments.
(c) The participation of each management fellow in on-the-job management training and inservice administrative training project assignments, supplemented by periodic management workshops, seminars, and courses within and outside the departments.
(3) The departments shall develop, implement, operate, and monitor the management fellows program provided by this act within existing resources, including the annual identification and allocation of resources necessary to support the training activities of each management fellow.
(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 110, the departments may grant special pay increases to management fellows upon successful completion of the program.
(5) The departments may adopt rules to implement this section.