(1) The policy of the state of Montana is:

(a) an incentive award program exists recognizing and monetarily rewarding individual employees, groups or teams of employees, and nonemployees for:

(i) ideas, innovations, or prototypes that significantly contribute to documented achievements or outcomes eliminating or reducing an agency's expenditures; or

(ii) improving the effectiveness or services of state government by permitting more work to be accomplished within an agency without increasing the cost of governmental operations.

(b) agency managers shall administer the incentive program in a fair and equitable manner and make reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in the incentive award program; and

(c) all documents and meetings related to this program’s administration are public.

(2) The policy's objective is to:

(a) establish minimum standards for the administration of the incentive award program; and

(b) delegate to agency heads the authority to adopt an internal agency policy for the implementation of the program, if the agency head chooses to adopt a policy.

History: 2-18-1103, MCA; IMP, 2-18-1101, 2-18-1102, 2-18-1103, 2-18-1105, 2-18-1106, MCA; NEW, 1982 MAR p. 470, Eff. 3/12/82; AMD, 1986 MAR p. 31, Eff. 1/17/86; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2511, Eff. 9/9/94; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 1072, Eff. 4/30/10.