(a) If this State acquires a public or private entity to operate it for a public purpose,
this State may retain, as a State employee, any individual who is an officer or employee
of that entity at the time of the acquisition.
(b)(1) An employee who is retained under this section:
(i) shall be employed in a position that corresponds or is similar to the position
held at the time of the acquisition; and
(ii) keeps seniority.
(2) Beginning as of the date of the acquisition, each retained employee shall be on
probation for the period required by Subtitle 4 of this title.
(c) Within 1 year after an acquisition, the Department shall classify each position
in the acquired entity.
(d) After positions in the acquired entity are classified, each retained employee:
(1) may continue without an examination to hold the position in which the employee
is then employed; and
(2) has all the rights of the class to which that position is allocated.
(e) If a new position is created in an acquired entity or an established position
in an acquired entity becomes vacant, the position shall be filled in accordance with
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