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HF 1850

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/13/2012 02:03pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; increasing the maximum award amount in the state
employee gainsharing program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement,
section 16A.90.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 16A.90, is amended to read:


The commissioner shall establish a program to provide onetime bonus compensation
to state employees for efforts made to reduce the costs of operating state government or for
ways of providing better or more efficient state services. The commissioner may authorize
an executive branch appointing authority to make a onetime award to an employee or
group of employees whose suggestion or involvement in a project is determined by the
commissioner to have resulted in documented cost-savings to the state. Before authorizing
awards under this section, the commissioner shall establish guidelines for the program
including but not limited to:

(1) the maximum award is ten percent of the documented savings in the first fiscal
year in which the savings are realized up to deleted text begin$1,000 per individual or $2,500 per group
of employees
deleted text endnew text begin $250,000new text end;

(2) the award must be paid from the appropriation to which the savings accrued; and

(3) employees whose primary job responsibility is to identify cost savings or ways
of providing better or more efficient state services are generally not eligible for bonus
compensation under this section except in extraordinary circumstances as defined by
the commissioner.