383-06-020 - Definitions

383-06-020. Definitions

As used in these rules, these definitions refer only to the employee suggestion program(s) unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Board" means the productivity board.

(2) "Program" means the employee suggestion "brainstorm" program(s) developed by the board under RCW 41.60.020.

(3) "Statewide employee suggestion program" means an employee suggestion program administered by the productivity board.

(4) "Agency unique suggestion program" means an employee suggestion program designed and administered by an agency head with delegated authority.

(5) "Delegated authority" means authority delegated to an agency head by the board to design and implement an agency unique program for the agency.

(6) "Board designee" means an agency head with delegated authority from the board.

(7) "The act" referred to in these rules is chapter 41.60 RCW.

(8) "Employee" means:

(a) For purposes of participation in the program, any present employees in state agencies and institutions of higher education except for:

(i) Elected officials;

(ii) Agency heads and their confidential secretaries and administrative assistants; and

(iii) Productivity board members and staff;

(b) For purposes of eligibility to receive monetary awards through the program excludes any employee made ineligible by WAC 383-06-080.

(9) "Suggestion" is a unique, useful or workable, constructive proposal offering a specific change or form of improvement which contributes to state efficiency, service, safety, economy or employee well-being.

(10) "Agency" includes every subdivision of government which is eligible to participate under chapter 41.60 RCW, including institutions of higher education and merit system agencies.

(11) "Multiagency suggestion" meets the criteria for a suggestion, as defined in WAC 383-06-100, and requires evaluation by two or more agencies.

(12) "Award" means monetary or nonmonetary recognition.

(13) Agency "head" includes the chief executive, whether appointed or elected, of each state agency or institution of higher education.

(14) "Program manager" is the executive manager of the productivity board and serves as staff to the productivity board.

Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.60 RCW. 99-24-093, § 383-06-020, filed 11/30/99, effective 1/1/00; 86-04-039 (Order 85-1), § 383-06-020, filed 1/30/86; 83-15-063 (Order 831), § 383-06-020, filed 7/20/83.

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