PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
SUGGESTION AND EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM
99-E:1 State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee.
I. There is hereby established a state suggestion and extraordinary service award evaluation committee, the duties of which shall be to:
(a) Review suggestions made by state employees under this chapter for possible reward or recognition.
(b) Review extraordinary service by state employees for possible award or recognition.
(c) Recommend to the governor and executive council the making of monetary awards in accordance with this chapter.
(d) Recommend to the governor and executive council the provision of, or itself provide for, non-monetary recognition of state employees in accordance with this chapter.
II. The state suggestion and extraordinary service award evaluation committee shall consist of:
(a) The director of personnel, who shall serve as chairperson.
(b) The commissioner of administrative services, or designee.
(c) Three state employee members, appointed by the governor, one of whom shall be selected from a list provided by a certified public employee bargaining unit, who shall serve 2-year terms, unless the member ceases to be an employee of the state, in which case his or her term shall automatically expire and a successor shall be appointed for a 2-year term.
(d) One member of the senate, appointed by the senate president, who shall serve a term coterminous with the member's legislative term.
(e) One member of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, who shall serve a term coterminous with the member's legislative term.
III. In addition to such other communications to governor and council as are provided in this chapter, the state suggestion and extraordinary service award evaluation committee shall submit to the governor and council, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the president of the senate an annual report of its activities, including employees recognized and rewarded and the reasons for recognition or recommended award, together with a list or copy of all proposals submitted to it, whether or not implemented or recommended. The report shall be submitted by October 1 of each year.
IV. State suggestion and extraordinary service award evaluation committee members shall serve without compensation and no member shall participate in making any recommendation that may result in an award or recognition to himself or herself.
Source. 2005, 258:1. 2008, 89:2, eff. July 20, 2008.