WASHINGTON STATE LOTTERY
[Filed July 16, 1998, 4:00 p.m.]
The Washington State Lottery has recently adopted or revised the following policies:
POL 130.012 - Using Winning On-Line Tickets in Security Investigations (new)
This policy authorizes a lottery security designee to cash winning on-line tickets when investigating retailers for nonpayment, or underpayment, of winning on-line tickets. The designee uses only nonvalidated winning tickets that are valued under $600 and received through the mail. The procedure includes methods validations uses to pay the claimant for the ticket(s) used in an investigation. The internal audit manager performs an annual audit of the on-line tickets used in investigations.
POL 130.013 - Deadly Weapons Prohibition (new)
Lottery employees are prohibited from carrying or handling deadly weapons in all agency-leased or owned facilities and vehicles, and in any location where an employee is on duty for the agency. This prohibition does not apply to lottery security personnel specifically authorized by the director to carry weapons as part of his/her official duties.
Deadly weapon is defined as including but not limited to blackjacks, sling shots, billies, sand clubs, sandbags, metal knuckles, any dirk, dagger, pistol, revolver, or any other firearm, any razor with an unguarded blade, any metal pipe or bar used or intended to be used as a club, any explosive, and any weapon containing poisonous or injurious gas.
POL 230.002 - Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Rejections (revision)
Lottery security will no longer be involved with any collection of funds from retailers whose EFT account sweeps rejected. All collection efforts are handled by the lottery's contracted collection agency.
POL 310.001 - Sales Incentive Program (revision)
Formerly known as the "I-Range Sales Incentive Program," district sales representatives and telemarketing representatives may now earn incentive pay cumulatively. For instance, DSRs who do not meet or exceed their sales incentive target levels during the first quarter (25%), but meet or exceed this level by 50% during the second quarter, will receive their incentive for both quarters.
New target levels were established, as follows:
|Target 1||Meets goal||1% above goal|
|Target 2||3% above goal||2% above goal|
|Target 3||5% above goal||3% above goal|
POL 320.044 - Summer Quinto Promotion (Region 3) (new)
This policy established a promotion to increase on-line Quinto sales in Region 3 by encouraging clerks and store owners to "plus sell" on-line Quinto tickets. The promotion ran from 6:00 a.m. June 1 through 6:52 p.m. June 20, 1998. The process included: a) Randomly awarding Region 3 lottery retail clerks with lottery promotional items and other prizes when the on-line terminal produced a clerk voucher; b) rewarding the Region 3 retailer with the highest dollar increase, and the retailer with the highest percentage increase, in on-line Quinto sales over their 1997 average; and c) randomly awarding prizes, via a random computerized drawing, to retailers who participated in this promotion.
POL 420.012 - Purchasing Purchased Goods and Services (revision)
Program managers are now authorized to purchase supplies, equipment and services through $5,000 (raised from $1,000). Assistant directors are now authorized approval through $10,000 (raised from $5,000). The director's executive assistant is now authorized to make furniture purchases through $5,000 (raised from $1,000). Also clarified that the director may delegate written authority for payment approval of contracts to contract managers; approval amounts may exceed the above limits.
POL 440.006 - Internet/Intranet Use/Access (new)
This policy authorizes lottery employees to use their Internet/Intranet accesses as a communication and research tool for official lottery business only. All employees are authorized to use Internet e-mail and the state's Intranet system, including the exchange mail system. The policy also authorizes some employees for full Internet access.
POL 440.007 - Processing Electronic Funds Transfers (revision)
Retailer accounts are now swept every Tuesday. New accounts are no longer prenoted. Retailers with new accounts are no longer telephoned with a reminder of their first sweep date.
To receive a copy of any of these policies, contact Becky Zopolis, Washington State Lottery, P.O. Box 43000, Olympia, WA 98504-3000, phone (360) 586-1051, fax (360) 586-6586.
July 13, 1998
Merritt D. Long