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(1) It is the policy of the state of Montana that:

(a) there be an incentive award program that recognizes and monetarily rewards individual employees, groups or teams of employees, and nonemployees, as provided in 2-18-1105 , MCA, for:

(i) "efforts that significantly contribute to documented achievements or outcomes eliminating or reducing an agency's expenditures; or

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

(b) each state agency make reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in the incentive award program, and

(c) all documents related to the administration of this program are public information and any meeting called to administer this program is a public meeting.

(2) It is the objective of this policy 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: Sec. 2-18-1103 MCA; IMP, 2-18-1101 through 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.

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