(a) It is the responsibility of the director of the planning and budget office to budget annually a specified fund for payments of cash awards under the program.
(b) It is the responsibility of a representative committee, known as the incentive awards committee and consisting of at least 3 but not more than 5 members appointed by the Governor, to serve on a rotating basis to:
(1) investigate and evaluate contributions for improving government program operations, as well as other incentive award proposals, and to recommend their approval or disapproval to higher authority on the basis of a simple majority opinion;
(2) encourage supervisors and their subordinates to participate in improving the efficiency and economy of government operations.
(c) It is the responsibility of the chairman of the incentive awards committee, who is a member of the office manpower resources staff, to:
(1) receive and review proposals and nominations for clarity and merit, prior to acceptance by the incentive awards committee for evaluation and subsequent authorized action;
(2) develop ways and means of stimulating interest and participation in the incentive awards program on the part of both employees and management.
(d) Authority for final approval of all cash awards shall rest with the Governor, provided the director, office of planning and budget, certifies that funds are available for payment of awards. The Governor may delegate this authority to a key member of his immediate staff.History: Rule 10-81, eff 29 Jul 81, § 6.2.