BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On March 11, 2010, the department published MAR Notice No. 2-21-427 regarding the proposed amendment of the above-stated rules at page 590 of the 2010 Montana Administrative Register, Issue No. 5.
2. The department has thoroughly considered the comment received. A summary of the comment received and the department's response follows:
COMMENT #1: The department received a suggestion to distinguish and separate the Incentive Award Program to designate one program for the citizens of Montana and one program for employees working within state government.
RESPONSE #1: The department did not make this change. The department is charged to create an employee incentive program in accordance with 2-18-1102, MCA. The eligibility for the award is contained in 2-18-1105, MCA, which states, "an employee, a group or team of employees, or a nonemployee is eligible for an incentive award."
3. The department has amended ARM 2.21.6702, 2.21.6703, 2.21.6708, and 2.21.6709 exactly as proposed.
By: /s/ Janet R. Kelly By: /s/ Michael P. Manion
Janet R. Kelly, Director Michael P. Manion, Rule Reviewer
Department of Administration Department of Administration
Certified to the Secretary of State April 19, 2010.