Whistleblower Act amendment to reward state employees

Representative Nate Bell of district 20 proposed a bill that would amend the Arkansas Whistle-blower Act. Currently the Act protects public employees “who witness or has evidence of a waste or violation while employed with a public employer and who communicates in good faith or testifies to the waste or violation, verbally or in writing, to one of the employee’s superiors, to an agent of the public employer, or to an
appropriate authority, provided that the communication is made prior to any
adverse action by the employer.” Bell’s amendment would provide a reward to the state employee when the report of waste or violation results in savings of state funds. According to the bill, the state employee would receive a reward in an amount equal to 10 percent of the amount of state funds saved during the first fiscal year the changes prompted by the report were implemented.

HB 1043

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s