2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
June 7, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Craig, Kapenga, Nass and Bernier,
cosponsored by Representatives
Sanfelippo, Felzkowski, Brandtjen,
Dittrich, Hutton, Knodl, Kuglitsch, Magnafici, Neylon, Ott, Quinn,
Ramthun, Sortwell, Tauchen, Wichgers and Allen. Referred to Committee
on Transportation, Veterans and Military Affairs.
1An Act to create
85.64 of the statutes; relating to: discretionary merit awards
2by the Department of Transportation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Transportation to develop a discretionary
merit award program for the purpose of providing lump sum monetary awards to
classified employees under the discretionary merit award program implemented by
the Department of Administration under current law. The bill requires DOT to
consider making awards to employees who have implemented business processes
that created significant cost savings, efficiency, or innovation.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
85.64 of the statutes is created to read:
485.64 Discretionary merit award program. (1)
The department shall 5
develop a discretionary merit award program for the purpose of providing lump sum 6
monetary awards to classified employees under the program implemented by the 7
department of administration under s. 230.04 (19).
In identifying employees to receive discretionary merit awards under this 2
section, the department shall consider employees who have implemented business 3
processes that created significant cost savings, efficiency, or innovation.