A. An appointing authority shall comply with the procedures prescribed in this article and the rules adopted by the director for the recruitment, selection, hiring and separation of employees in the state personnel system. The appointing authority shall prescribe the compensation of an employee at all times pursuant to section 38-611.

B. An appointing authority that violates subsection A of this section and incurs an obligation is subject to the civil and criminal penalties prescribed in title 35, chapter 1.