3181-S2 AMH MILO SNEL 043

2SHB 3181 - H AMD 1528

By Representative Miloscia

WITHDRAWN 3/08/2010

††† On page 3, line 9, after "(3)" insert the following: "(a) All public agencies that receive four hundred thousand or more in taxes from collections pursuant to RCW 82.21.030 shall apply to the Washington state quality award or similar organization for a Baldrige assessment within two years and a full assessment every three years thereafter in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public agencies spending this tax funding.† Each public agency shall commit and plan to become a high performance, high integrity organization and reach a score of sixty percent in ten years.†

††† (b) Washington state quality award application, assessment feedback reports, and corrective action plans shall: (i) be posted on individual public agency and the Washington state general management accountability and performance website to insure public accountability, sharing of best practices among public agencies and adequate performance management improvement; (ii) be electronically sent to the Washington state auditorís office to assist in its analysis of departmental performance data, performance measures, and self-assessment systems; and (iii) be used for identification of best practices for the chapter 43.09 RCW performance audits.† Public agencies may use grant funding for application fee and quality training.

††† (c) State agencies shall monitor implementation and consider assessment results as criteria in grant funding.

††† (4)"

 

††† Correct any internal references accordingly.

 

††† On page 4, after line 3, insert the following:

††† "(iii) The competitive grant program must prioritize projects based on the quality management of the applicant organization."

 

††† On page 4, after line 5, insert the following:

††† "(4) The sum of seventy-five thousand dollars is appropriated for the biennium ending June 30, 2011, from the storm water account created in section 4 of this act to the office of financial management for the Washington state quality award. Funds may be used by the Washington state quality award for the purposes of training public agencies and in managing public agency assessments."

 

 

†††††† ††† EFFECT:   Requires agencies that receive $400,000 or more from the hazardous substance tax to apply for a Baldrige assessment within two years and a full assessment every three years thereafter.

 

†††††††††† Requires state agencies to monitor implementation and consider assessment results as criteria in grant funding, and requires the Department of Ecology to prioritize project, applying through the Storm Water grant program, based on the quality management of the applicant.

 

†††††††††† Appropriates $75,000 from the Storm Water Account, created in the bill, to the Office of Financial Management for the Washington State Quality Award, including training.

 

 

 

 

 

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