CHAPTER 8ADEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICESReferred to in 476.10B
SUBCHAPTER I
ADMINISTRATION
PART 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
8A.101Definitions.
8A.102Department created — director appointed.
8A.103Department — purpose — mission.
8A.104Powers and duties of the director.
8A.105Prohibited interests — penalty.
8A.106Public records.
8A.107Oaths and subpoenas.
8A.108Acceptance of funds — solicitations for capitol complex projects.
8A.109Federal funds.
8A.110State employee suggestion system.
8A.111Reports required.
8A.112through 8A.120 Reserved.
PART 2
SERVICES — PROVISION AND FUNDING
8A.121Financing department services — customer councils. Repealed by 2008 Acts, ch 1184, §36.
8A.122Services to governmental entities and nonprofit organizations.
8A.123Department internal service funds.
8A.124Additional personnel.
8A.125Billing — credit card payments.
8A.126Department debts and liabilities — appropriation request.
8A.127through 8A.200 Reserved.
SUBCHAPTER II
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
PART 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
8A.201through 8A.207 Repealed by Acts, ch , §.
8A.208through 8A.220 Reserved.
PART 2
IOWACCESS
8A.221and 8A.222 Repealed by Acts, ch , §.
8A.223Audits required. Repealed by 2010 Acts, ch 1031, §20.
8A.224IowAccess revolving fund. Repealed by 2013 Acts, ch 129, §30.
8A.225through 8A.300 Reserved.
SUBCHAPTER III
PHYSICAL RESOURCES
PART 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
8A.301Definitions.
8A.302Departmental duties — physical resources.
8A.303through 8A.310 Reserved.
PART 2
PURCHASING
8A.311Competitive bidding — preferences — reciprocal application — direct purchasing.
8A.311ACentralized purchasing.
8A.312Cooperative purchasing.
8A.313Disputes involving purchasing from Iowa state industries.
8A.314Purchasing revolving fund.
8A.315State purchases — recycled products — soybean-based inks.
8A.315APurchase of chain-of-custody paper.
8A.316Lubricants and oils — preferences.
8A.317State purchases — designated biobased products.
8A.318Building cleaning and maintenance environmentally preferable cleaning products.
8A.319and 8A.320 Reserved.
PART 3
PHYSICAL RESOURCES AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT
8A.321Physical resources and facility management — director duties — appropriation.
8A.322Buildings and grounds — services — public use — pistols or revolvers.
8A.323Parking regulations.
8A.324Disposal of personal property.
8A.325Services and commodities accepted.
8A.326Terrace Hill commission.
8A.327Rent revolving fund created — purpose.
8A.328Recycling revolving fund.
8A.329Wastepaper recycling program.
8A.330Routine maintenance fund appropriation.
8A.331through 8A.340 Reserved.
PART 4
PRINTING
8A.341State printing — duties.
8A.342Contracts with state institutions.
8A.343Specifications and requirements.
8A.344Public printing — bidding procedures.
8A.345Printing revolving fund.
8A.346through 8A.350 Reserved.
PART 5
DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT
8A.351Distribution of documents — general provisions.
8A.352through 8A.360 Reserved.
PART 6
FLEET MANAGEMENT
8A.361Vehicle assignment authority in department.
8A.362Fleet management — powers and duties — fuel economy requirements.
8A.363Private use prohibited — rate for state business.
8A.364Fleet management revolving fund — replenishment.
8A.365Vehicle replacement — depreciation fund.
8A.366Violations — withdrawing use of vehicle.
8A.367State-owned passenger vehicles disposition and sale fleet privatization.
8A.368through 8A.370 Reserved.
PART 7
CAPITOL PLANNING
8A.371Commission created.
8A.372Terms of office.
8A.373Duties — report to legislature.
8A.374Organization.
8A.375Compensation and expenses.
8A.376Capitol complex projects.
8A.377Capitol — preservation of architectural and historic integrity.
8A.378State capitol view preservation.
8A.379through 8A.400 Reserved.
SUBCHAPTER IV
STATE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT — OPERATIONS
PART 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
8A.401Definitions.
8A.402State human resource management — responsibilities.
8A.403Hiring procedures nonmerit system positions.
8A.404State employees disclosure requirements.
8A.405Foreign agent registration disclosures penalty.
8A.406through 8A.410 Reserved.
PART 2
MERIT SYSTEM
8A.411Merit system established — collective bargaining — applicability.
8A.412Merit system — applicability — exceptions.
8A.413State human resource management — rules.
8A.414Experimental research projects.
8A.415Grievance and discipline resolution procedures.
8A.416Discrimination, political activity, use of official influence prohibited.
8A.417Prohibited actions.
8A.418Federal programs exemption exceptions — penalty.
8A.419through 8A.430 Reserved.
PART 3
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
8A.431Iowa management training system — training revolving fund.
8A.432Combined charitable campaign program, fees, revolving fund.
8A.433Deferred compensation plan.
8A.434Iowa state employee deferred compensation trust fund.
8A.435State employee deferred compensation match trust fund.
8A.436State employee dependent care spending account trust fund.
8A.437State employee health flexible spending account trust fund.
8A.438Tax-sheltered investment contracts.
8A.439Longevity pay prohibited — exception.
8A.440through 8A.450 Reserved.
PART 4
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
8A.451Human resources administrative costs.
8A.452Use of public buildings.
8A.453Aid by state employees — records and information.
8A.454Health insurance administration fund.
8A.455Certification of payrolls — actions.
8A.456Access to records.
8A.457Workers’ compensation claims.
8A.458Penalty.
8A.459State employee pay and allowances electronic funds transfer.
8A.460Terminal liability health insurance fund.
8A.461through 8A.501 Reserved.
SUBCHAPTER V
FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION
8A.502Financial administration duties.
8A.503Rules — deposit of departmental moneys.
8A.504Setoff procedures.
8A.505Cost allocation system — appropriation.
8A.506Accounting.
8A.507Stating account.
8A.508Compelling payment.
8A.509Defense to claim.
8A.510Requested credits — oath required.
8A.511Requisition for information.
8A.512Limits on claims.
8A.512AExecutive branch employee travel information and database.
8A.513Claims — approval.
8A.514Vouchers — interest — payment of claims.
8A.515Warrants — form.
8A.516Required payee.
8A.517Prohibited payee.
8A.518Claims exceeding appropriations.
8A.519Cancellation of state warrants.
SUBCHAPTER IADMINISTRATIONPART 1GENERAL PROVISIONS8A.101Definitions.As used in this chapter and Acts, ch 8B, §, unless the context otherwise requires:1.  “Agency” or “state agency” means a unit of state government, which is an authority, board, commission, committee, council, department, or independent agency as defined in section 7E.4, including but not limited to each principal central department enumerated in section 7E.5. However, “agency” or “state agency” does not mean any of the following:a.  The office of the governor or the office of an elective constitutional or statutory officer.b.  The general assembly, or any office or unit under its administrative authority.c.  The judicial branch, as provided in section 602.1102.d.  A political subdivision of the state or its offices or units, including but not limited to a county, city, or community college.2.  “Department” means the department of administrative services.3.  “Director” means the director of the department of administrative services or the director’s designee.4.  “Governmental entity” means any unit of government in the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of government; an agency or political subdivision; any unit of another state government, including its political subdivisions; any unit of the United States government; or any association or other organization whose membership consists primarily of one or more of any of the foregoing.5.  “Governmental subdivision” means a county, city, school district, or combination thereof.6.  “Public records” means the same as defined in section 22.1.2003 Acts, ch 145, §1, 2007 Acts, ch 10, §4, 2008 Acts, ch 1031, §8, 2013 Acts, ch 129, §1Referred to in 28M.1, 185.34, 262.9B8A.102Department created — director appointed.1.  The department of administrative services is created. The director of the department shall be appointed by the governor to serve at the pleasure of the governor and is subject to confirmation by the senate. If the office becomes vacant, the vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as provided for the original appointment.2.  The person appointed as director shall be professionally qualified by education and have no less than five years’ experience in the field of management, public or private sector personnel administration including the application of merit principles in employment, financial management, and policy development and implementation. The appointment shall be made without regard for political affiliation. The director shall not be a member of any local, state, or national committee of a political party, an officer or member of a committee in any partisan political club or organization, or hold or be a candidate for a paid elective public office. The director is subject to the restrictions on political activity provided in section 8A.416. The governor shall set the salary of the director within pay grade nine.2003 Acts, ch 145, §2Referred to in 7E.5
Confirmation, see §2.32
8A.103Department — purpose — mission.1.  The department is created for the purpose of managing and coordinating the major resources of state government including the human, financial, and physical resources of state government.2.  The mission of the department is to implement a world-class, customer-focused organization that provides a complement of valued products and services to the internal customers of state government.2003 Acts, ch 145, §3, 2013 Acts, ch 129, §28A.104Powers and duties of the director.The director shall do all of the following:1.  Coordinate the internal operations of the department and develop and implement policies and procedures designed to ensure the efficient administration of the department.2.  Appoint all personnel deemed necessary for the administration of the department’s functions as provided in this chapter.3.  Prepare an annual budget for the department.4.  Develop and recommend legislative proposals deemed necessary for the continued efficiency of the department’s functions, and review legislative proposals generated outside the department which are related to matters within the department’s purview.5.  Adopt rules deemed necessary for the administration of this chapter in accordance with chapter 17A.6.  Develop and maintain support systems within the department to provide appropriate administrative support and sufficient data for the effective and efficient operation of state government.7.  Provide accounting and fiscal services and such additional assistance and administrative support services to the office of the chief information officer, created in section 8B.2, as the department and the office determines maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of both the department and office.8.  Enter into contracts for the receipt and provision of services as deemed necessary. The director and the governor may obtain and accept grants and receipts to or for the state to be used for the administration of the department’s functions as provided in this chapter.9.  Establish the internal organization of the department and allocate and reallocate duties and functions not assigned by law to an officer or any subunit of the department to promote economic and efficient administration and operation of the department.10.  Install a records system for the keeping of records which are necessary for a proper audit and effective operation of the department.11.  Determine which risk exposures shall be self-insured or assumed by the state with respect to loss and loss exposures of state government.12.  Keep in the director’s office a complete record containing an itemized account of all state property, including furniture and equipment, under the director’s care and control, and plans and surveys of the public grounds, buildings, and underground constructions at the seat of government and of the state laboratories facility in Ankeny.13.  Examine and develop best practices for the efficient operation of government and encourage state agencies to adopt and implement these practices.14.  Exercise and perform such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by law.2003 Acts, ch 145, §4, 2005 Acts, ch 52, §2, 2010 Acts, ch 1031, §1, 77, 2013 Acts, ch 129, §38A.105Prohibited interests — penalty.The director shall not have any pecuniary interest, directly or indirectly, in any contract for supplies furnished to the state, or in any business enterprise involving any expenditure by the state. A violation of the provisions of this section shall be a serious misdemeanor, and upon conviction, the director shall be removed from office in addition to any other penalty.2003 Acts, ch 145, §58A.106Public records.1.  The records of the department, except personal information in an employee’s file if the publication of such information would serve no proper public purpose, shall be public records and shall be open to public inspection, subject to reasonable rules as to the time and manner of inspection which may be prescribed by the director. However, the department shall not be required to release financial information, business, or product plans which if released would give advantage to competitors and serve no public purpose, relating to commercial operations conducted or intended to be conducted by the department.2.  The state agency that is the lawful custodian of a public record shall be responsible for determining whether a record is required by federal or state statute to be confidential. The transmission of a record by a state agency by use of electronic means established, maintained, or managed by the department shall not constitute a transfer of the legal custody of the record from the individual state agency to the department or to any other person or entity.3.  The department shall not have authority to determine whether an individual state agency should automate records of which the individual state agency is the lawful custodian. However, the department may encourage state agencies to implement electronic access to public records.4.  A state agency shall not limit access to a record by requiring a citizen to receive the record electronically as the only means of providing the record. A person shall have the right to examine and copy a printed form of a public record as provided in section 22.2, unless the public record is confidential.2003 Acts, ch 145, §6Referred to in 159.348A.107Oaths and subpoenas.The director may administer oaths, subpoena witnesses, and compel the production of books and papers pertinent to any investigation or hearing authorized by this chapter. A person who fails to appear in response to a subpoena or produce books or papers pertinent to the investigation or hearing or who knowingly gives false testimony is guilty of a simple misdemeanor.2003 Acts, ch 145, §78A.108Acceptance of funds — solicitations for capitol complex projects.1.  The department may receive and accept donations, grants, gifts, and contributions in the form of moneys, services, materials, or otherwise, from the United States or any of its agencies, from this state or any of its agencies, or from any other person, and may use or expend such moneys, services, materials, or other contributions, or issue grants, in carrying out the operations of the department. All federal grants to and the federal receipts of the department are hereby appropriated for the purpose set forth in such federal grants or receipts. The department shall report annually to the general assembly on or before September 1 the donations, grants, gifts, and contributions with a monetary value of one thousand dollars or more that were received during the most recently concluded fiscal year.2.a.  The department may solicit donations, grants, gifts, and contributions in the form of moneys, services, materials, real property, or otherwise from any person for specific projects and improvements on or near the capitol complex. However, no less than twenty days prior to commencing any such solicitation, the department shall notify the executive council, the department of management, and the legislative council of the project for which the solicitation is proposed. The department is only required to provide one notification for each project for which a solicitation is proposed.b.  The department shall not accept any donation, grant, gift, or contribution in any form that includes any condition other than a condition to use the donation, grant, gift, or contribution for the project for which it was solicited. The department shall not confer any benefit upon or establish any permanent acknowledgement of the donor of the donation, grant, gift, or contribution unless specifically authorized by a constitutional majority of each house of the general assembly and approved by the governor or unless otherwise specifically authorized by law.2003 Acts, ch 145, §8; 2006 Acts, ch 1182, §558A.109Federal funds.1.  Neither the provisions of this chapter nor rules adopted pursuant to this chapter shall apply in any situation where such provision or rule is in conflict with a governing federal regulation or where the provision or rule would jeopardize the receipt of federal funds.2.  If it is determined by the attorney general that any provision of this chapter would cause denial of funds or services from the United States government which would otherwise be available to an agency of this state, such provision shall be suspended as to such agency, but only to the extent necessary to prevent denial of such funds or services.2003 Acts, ch 145, §98A.110State employee suggestion system.1.  There is created a state employee suggestion system for the purpose of encouraging state employees to develop and submit ideas which will reduce costs and increase efficiency in state government and which will make monetary and other awards to state employees whose cost reduction ideas are adopted under the system.2.  The department shall provide necessary personnel for the efficient operation of the system. The department shall adopt rules as necessary for the administration of the system and to establish the award policy under which the system will operate. The rules shall include:a.  Eligibility standards and restrictions for both the state employee submitting the suggestion and the suggestion being submitted. The rules shall provide that suggestions relating to academic affairs, including teaching, research, and patient care programs at a university teaching hospital, are ineligible.b.  Procedures for submitting and evaluating suggestions, including the responsibilities of each person involved in the system and providing that the final decision to implement shall be made by the director of the applicable state agency.c.  The method of presentation of awards to employees.d.  The method of promoting the suggestion program in the broadest possible manner to state employees.e.  Any other policies necessary to properly administer the system.3.a.  When a suggestion is implemented and results in a direct cost reduction within state government, the suggester shall be awarded ten percent of the first year’s net savings, not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and a certificate. A cash award shall not be awarded for a suggestion which saves less than one hundred dollars during the first year of implementation. The state agency head shall approve all awards and determine the amount to be awarded. Appeals of award amounts shall be submitted to the director whose decision is final.b.  Certificates shall be awarded to suggesters of implemented suggestions that result in a direct cost reduction of less than one hundred dollars. The state agency head shall make the determination as to who will receive certificates. That decision is final.4.  An award made pursuant to this section shall be paid for out of the appropriated funds of the state agency realizing the cost savings, but the payment for awards shall not violate any state or federal contract, law, or regulation, or impair any agency contractual obligation.5.  The ability of employees to patent ideas submitted under this section is subject to all other agency rules and Code requirements pertaining to patents.2003 Acts, ch 145, §10, 2014 Acts, ch 1036, §2Referred to in 15.1088A.111Reports required.The department shall provide all of the following reports:1.  An annual report of the department as required under section 7E.3, subsection 4.2.  An annual internal service fund expenditure report as required under section 8A.123, subsection 5.3.  An annual report on the status of capital projects as required under section 8A.321, subsection 11.4.  An annual salary report as required under section 8A.341, subsection 2.5.  An annual report of the capitol planning commission as required under section 8A.373.6.  A comprehensive annual financial report as required under section 8A.502, subsection 8.7.  An annual report regarding the Iowa targeted small business procurement Act activities of the department as required under section 15.108, subsection 7, paragraph “c”, and quarterly reports regarding the total dollar amount of certified purchases for certified targeted small businesses during the previous quarter as required in section 73.16, subsection 2. The department shall keep any vendor identification information received from the economic development authority as provided in section 15.108, subsection 7, paragraph “d”, and necessary for the quarterly reports, confidential to the same extent as the economic development authority is required to keep such information. Confidential information received by the department from the economic development authority shall not be disclosed except pursuant to court order or with the approval of the economic development authority.8.  An annual report on the condition of affirmative action, diversity, and multicultural programs as provided under section 19B.5, subsection 2.9.  An annual report on the administration and promotion of equal opportunity in state contracts and services under section 19B.7.10.  An unpaid warrants report as required under section 25.2, subsection 3, paragraph “b”.11.  A monthly report regarding the revitalize Iowa’s sound economy fund as required under section 315.7.12.  By December 31, 2019, and by the same date each year thereafter, an annual report submitted to the general assembly and to the chairpersons and ranking members of the senate and house committees on appropriations containing a listing of real property owned or leased by the state. The report shall be grouped by county and shall include identifying information for each real property listed, including but not limited to the physical address. If real property is leased by the state, the report shall also include the rental or lease costs of such real property.2008 Acts, ch 1184, §30, 2010 Acts, ch 1031, §2, 3, 2011 Acts, ch 127, §32, 89, 2013 Acts, ch 129, §4, 2014 Acts, ch 1036, §3, 4, 2015 Acts, ch 138, §55, 161, 162, 2017 Acts, ch 160, §3, 2019 Acts, ch 136, §31Referred to in 15.108
See also §7A.3
NEW subsection 12
8A.112 through 8A.120 
PART 2SERVICES — PROVISIONAND FUNDING8A.121Financing department services — customer councils.Repealed by 2008 Acts, ch 1184, §36. See §8.6(15). 8A.122Services to governmental entities and nonprofit organizations.1.  The director shall enter into agreements with state agencies, and may enter into agreements with any other governmental entity or a nonprofit organization, to furnish services and facilities of the department to the applicable governmental entity or nonprofit organization. The agreement shall provide for the reimbursement to the department of the reasonable cost of the services and facilities furnished. All governmental entities of this state may enter into such agreements. For purposes of this subsection, “nonprofit organization” means a nonprofit entity which is exempt from federal income taxation pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and which is funded in whole or in part by public funds.2.  This chapter does not affect any city civil service programs established under chapter 400.3.  The state board of regents shall not be required to obtain any service for the state board of regents or any institution under the control of the state board of regents that is provided by the department pursuant to this chapter without the consent of the state board of regents.2003 Acts, ch 145, §12; 2007 Acts, ch 115, §38A.123Department internal service funds.1.  Activities of the department shall be accounted for within the general fund of the state, except that the director may establish and maintain internal service funds in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, as defined in section 8.57, subsection 4, for activities of the department which are primarily funded from billings to governmental entities for services rendered by the department. The establishment of an internal service fund is subject to the approval of the director of the department of management and the concurrence of the auditor of state. At least ninety days prior to the establishment of an internal service fund pursuant to this section, the director shall notify in writing the general assembly, including the legislative council, legislative fiscal committee, and the legislative services agency.2.  Internal service funds shall be administered by the department and shall consist of moneys collected by the department from billings issued in accordance with section 8A.125 and any other moneys obtained or accepted by the department, including but not limited to gifts, loans, donations, grants, and contributions, which are designated to support the activities of the individual internal service funds.3.  The proceeds of an internal service fund established pursuant to this section shall be used by the department for the operations of the department consistent with this chapter. The director may appoint the personnel necessary to ensure the efficient provision of services funded pursuant to an internal service fund established under this section. However, this usage requirement shall not limit or restrict the department from using proceeds from gifts, loans, donations, grants, and contributions in conformance with any conditions, directions, limitations, or instructions attached or related thereto.4.  Section 8.33 does not apply to any moneys in internal service funds established pursuant to this section. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or earnings on moneys deposited in these funds shall be credited to these funds.5.  The department shall submit an annual report not later than October 1 to the members of the general assembly and the legislative services agency of the activities funded by and expenditures made from an internal service fund established pursuant to this section during the preceding fiscal year.2003 Acts, ch 35, §46, 49, 2003 Acts, ch 145, §13, 2009 Acts, ch 170, §47, 50, 2012 Acts, ch 1021, §128, 2014 Acts, ch 1036, §5Referred to in 8A.111, 8A.1268A.124Additional personnel.The department may employ, upon the approval of the department of management, additional personnel in excess of the number of full-time equivalent positions authorized by the general assembly if such additional personnel are reasonable and necessary to perform such duties as required to meet the needs of the department to provide services to other governmental entities and as authorized by this chapter. The director shall notify in writing the department of management, the legislative fiscal committee, and the legislative services agency of any additional personnel employed pursuant to this section.2003 Acts, ch 35, §46,49; 2003 Acts, ch 145, §14; 2004 Acts, ch 1086, §68A.125Billing — credit card payments.1.  The director may bill a governmental entity for services rendered by the department in accordance with the duties of the department as provided in this chapter. Bills may include direct, indirect, and developmental costs which have not been funded by an appropriation to the department. The department shall periodically render a billing statement to a governmental entity outlining the cost of services provided to the governmental entity. The amount indicated on the statement shall be paid by the governmental entity and amounts received by the department shall be considered repayment receipts as defined in section 8.2, and deposited into the accounts of the department.2.  In addition to other forms of payment, a person may pay by credit card for services provided by the department, according to rules adopted by the treasurer of state. The credit card fees to be charged shall not exceed those permitted by statute. A governmental entity may adjust its payment to reflect the costs of processing as determined by the treasurer of state. The discount charged by the credit card issuer may be included in determining the fees to be paid for completing a financial transaction under this section by using a credit card. All credit card payments shall be credited to the fund used to account for the services provided.2003 Acts, ch 145, §15Referred to in 8A.1238A.126Department debts and liabilities — appropriation request.If a service provided by the department and funded from an internal service fund established under section 8A.123 ceases to be provided and insufficient funds remain in the internal service fund to pay any outstanding debts and liabilities relating to that service, the director shall notify the general assembly and request that moneys be appropriated from the general fund of the state to pay such debts and liabilities.2003 Acts, ch 145, §168A.127 through 8A.200 
SUBCHAPTER IIINFORMATION TECHNOLOGYPART 1GENERAL PROVISIONS8A.201 through 8A.207 8A.208 through 8A.220 PART 2IOWACCESS8A.221 and 8A.222 8A.223Audits required.Repealed by 2010 Acts, ch 1031, §20.8A.224IowAccess revolving fund.Repealed by 2013 Acts, ch 129, §30. See §8B.33.8A.225 through 8A.300 SUBCHAPTER IIIPHYSICAL RESOURCESReferred to in 8B.24, 12E.8, 35A.10, 142A.6, 218.58, 257C.6, 321.35, 904.315, 904.706PART 1GENERAL PROVISIONS8A.301Definitions.When used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise requires:1.  “Bid specification” means the standards or qualities which must be met before a contract to purchase will be awarded and any terms which the director has set as a condition precedent to the awarding of a contract.2.  “Competitive bidding procedure” means the advertisement for, solicitation of, or the procurement of bids; the manner and condition in which bids are received; and the procedure by which bids are opened, accessed, accepted, rejected, or awarded. A “competitive bidding procedure” may include a transaction accomplished in an electronic format.3.  “Life cycle cost” means the expected total cost of ownership during the life of a product.4.  “Printing” means, as used in chapter 7A and this subchapter, the reproduction of an image from a printing surface made generally by a contact impression that causes a transfer of ink, the reproduction of an impression by a photographic process, or the reproduction of an image by electronic means and shall include binding and may include material, processes, or operations necessary to produce a finished printed product, but shall not include binding, rebinding or repairs of books, journals, pamphlets, magazines and literary articles by any library of the state or any of its offices, departments, boards, and commissions held as a part of their library collection.5.  “State buildings and grounds” excludes any building under the custody and control of the Iowa public employees’ retirement system.2003 Acts, ch 145, §288A.302Departmental duties — physical resources.The duties of the department as it relates to the physical resources of state government shall include but not necessarily be limited to the following:1.  Providing a system of uniform standards and specifications for purchasing. When the system is developed, all items of general use shall be purchased by state agencies through the department, except items provided for under section 904.808 or items used by the state board of regents and institutions under the control of the state board of regents. However, the department may authorize the department of transportation, the department for the blind, and any other agencies otherwise exempted by law from centralized purchasing, to directly purchase items used by those agencies without going through the department, if the department of administrative services determines such purchasing is in the best interests of the state. However, items of general use may be purchased through the department by any governmental entity.2.  Providing for the proper maintenance of the state laboratories facility in Ankeny and of the state capitol, grounds, and equipment, and all other state buildings, grounds, and equipment at the seat of government, except those referred to in section 216B.3, subsection 6.3.  Providing for mail services for all state officials, agencies, and departments located at the seat of government. However, postage shall not be furnished to the general assembly, its members, officers, employees, or committees.4.  Providing architectural services, contracting for construction and construction oversight for state agencies except for the state board of regents, state department of transportation, national guard, natural resource commission, and the Iowa public employees’ retirement system. Capital funding appropriated to state agencies, except to the state board of regents, state department of transportation, national guard, natural resource commission, and the Iowa public employees’ retirement system, for property management shall be transferred for administration to the director of the department of administrative services.5.  Developing and implementing procedures to conduct transactions, including purchasing, authorized by this subchapter in an electronic format to the extent determined appropriate by the department. The director shall adopt rules establishing criteria for competitive bidding procedures involving transactions in an electronic format, including criteria for accepting or rejecting bids which are electronically transmitted to the department, and for establishing with reasonable assurance the authenticity of the bid and the bidder’s identity.6.  Providing insurance for motor vehicles owned by the state.2003 Acts, ch 145, §29, 2004 Acts, ch 1101, §4, 2010 Acts, ch 1031, §71, 2010 Acts, ch 1190, §228A.303 through 8A.310 PART 2PURCHASING8A.311Competitive bidding — preferences — reciprocal application — direct purchasing.The director shall adopt rules establishing competitive bidding procedures.1.a.  All equipment, supplies, or services procured by the department shall be purchased by a competitive bidding procedure as established by rule. However, the director may exempt by rule purchases of noncompetitive items and purchases in lots or quantities too small to be effectively purchased by competitive bidding. Preference shall be given to purchasing Iowa products and purchases from Iowa-based businesses if the Iowa-based business bids submitted are comparable in price to bids submitted by out-of-state businesses and otherwise meet the required specifications. If the laws of another state mandate a percentage preference for businesses or products from that state and the effect of the preference is that bids of Iowa businesses or products that are otherwise low and responsive are not selected in the other state, the same percentage preference shall be applied to Iowa businesses and products when businesses or products from that other state are bid to supply Iowa requirements.b.  The department and each state agency shall provide notice in an electronic format available to the public of every competitive bidding opportunity offered by the department or the state agency as provided in section 73.2, subsection 2. The department may establish by rule requirements relating to such notice. A competitive bidding opportunity that is not preceded by a notice that satisfies the requirements of this paragraph is void and shall be rebid. A request for proposals for architectural or engineering services may be posted electronically by a department or state agency.2.  Notwithstanding section 72.3, if the competitive bidding procedure used by the department involves the use of a reverse auction or similar competitive bidding procedure requiring the disclosure of bid information submitted by vendors, the department shall disclose the bid information as necessary and appropriate.3.  The director may also exempt the purchase of an item or service from a competitive bidding procedure when the director determines that the best interests of the state will be served by the exemption which shall be based on one of the following:a.  An immediate or emergency need existing for the item or service.b.  A need to protect the health, safety, or welfare of persons occupying or visiting a public improvement or property located adjacent to the public improvement.4.a.  The director may contract for the purchase of items or services by the department. Contracts for the purchase of items or services shall be awarded on the basis of the lowest competent bid. Contracts not based on competitive bidding shall be awarded on the basis of bidder competence and reasonable price.b.  Architectural and engineering services shall be procured in a reasonable manner, as the director by rule may determine, on the basis of competence and qualification for the type of services required and for a fair and reasonable price.5.  The director may enter into a cooperative procurement agreement with another governmental entity relating to the procurement of goods or services, whether the goods or services are for the use of the department or other governmental entities. The cooperative procurement agreement shall clearly specify the purpose of the agreement and the method by which that purpose will be accomplished. Any power exercised under the agreement shall not exceed the power granted to any party to the agreement.6.  The director may refuse all bids on any item or service and request new bids.7.  The director shall establish by rule the amount of security, if any, to accompany a bid or as a condition precedent to the awarding of any contract and the circumstances under which a security will be returned to the bidder or forfeited to the state.8.  The director shall adopt rules providing a method for the various state agencies to file with the department a list of those supplies, equipment, machines, and all items needed to properly perform their governmental duties and functions.9.  The director shall furnish a list of specifications, prices, and discounts of contract items to any governmental subdivision which shall be responsible for payment to the vendor under the terms and conditions outlined in the state contract.10.a.  The director shall adopt rules providing that any state agency may, upon request and approval by the department, purchase directly from a vendor if the direct purchasing is more economical than purchasing through the department, if the agency shows that direct purchasing by the state agency would be in the best interests of the state due to an immediate or emergency need, or if the purchase will not exceed an amount, not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars, determined by the department by rule and the purchase would contribute to the agency complying with the targeted small business procurement goals under sections 73.15 through 73.21.b.  Any member of the executive council may bring before the executive council for review a decision of the director granting a state agency request for direct purchasing. The executive council shall hear and review the director’s decision in the same manner as an appeal filed by an aggrieved bidder, except that the three-day period for filing for review shall not apply.c.  By January 15 of each year, the department shall submit to the general assembly electronically an annual report of contracts awarded to targeted small businesses, as defined in section 15.102, in the previous fiscal year pursuant to paragraph “a” authorizing direct purchasing by a state agency if the purchase will not exceed an amount determined by the department by rule and would contribute to the agency complying with the targeted small business goals under sections 73.15 through 73.21.11.a.  When the estimated total cost of construction, erection, demolition, alteration, or repair of a public improvement exceeds the competitive bid threshold in section 26.3, or as established in section 314.1B, the department shall comply with chapter 26.b.  In awarding a contract under this subsection, the department shall let the work to the lowest responsible bidder submitting a sealed proposal. However, if the department considers the bids received not to be acceptable, all bids may be rejected and new bids requested. A bid shall be accompanied by a certified or cashier’s check or bid bond in an amount designated in the advertisement for bids as security that the bidder will enter into a contract for the work requested. The department shall establish the bid security in an amount equal to at least five percent, but not more than ten percent of the estimated total cost of the work. The certified or cashier’s checks or bid bonds of unsuccessful bidders shall be returned as soon as the successful bidder is determined. The certified or cashier’s check or bid bond of the successful bidder shall be returned upon execution of the contract. This subsection does not apply to the construction, erection, demolition, alteration, or repair of a public improvement when the contracting procedure for the work requested is otherwise provided for in law.12.  The state and its political subdivisions shall give preference to purchasing Iowa products and purchasing from Iowa-based businesses if the bids submitted are comparable in price to those submitted by other bidders and meet the required specifications.13.  The director shall adopt rules which provide that a department or agency is not required to comply with the requirements of section 904.808 for the purchase of a product if the department or agency can verify that the product is manufactured within the state. However, the rules shall provide that if a department or agency is not required to comply with the requirements of section 904.808, Iowa state industries, as defined in section 904.802, shall be allowed to submit a bid to provide the product to be purchased.14.  The director shall adopt rules which require that each bid received for the purchase of items purchased by the department includes a product content statement which provides the percentage of the content of the item which is reclaimed material.15.  The director shall review and, where necessary, revise specifications used by state agencies to procure products in order to ensure all of the following:a.  The procurement of products containing recovered materials, including but not limited to lubricating oils, retread tires, building insulation materials, and recovered materials from waste tires. The specifications shall be revised if they restrict the use of alternative materials, exclude recovered materials, or require performance standards which exclude products containing recovered materials unless the agency seeking the product can document that the use of recovered materials will hamper the intended use of the product.b.  The procurement by state agencies of biobased hydraulic fluids, greases, and other industrial lubricants manufactured from soybeans in accordance with the requirements of section 8A.316.c.  The procurement of designated biobased products in accordance with the requirements of section 8A.317.16.a.  A bidder, to be considered for an award of a state construction contract, shall disclose to the state agency awarding the contract the names of all subcontractors and suppliers who will work on the project being bid within forty-eight hours after the published date and time by which bids must be submitted.b.  A bidder shall not replace a subcontractor or supplier disclosed under paragraph “a” without the approval of the state agency awarding the contract.c.  A bidder, prior to an award or who is awarded a state construction contract, shall disclose all of the following, as applicable:(1)  If a subcontractor or supplier disclosed under paragraph “a” by a bidder is replaced, the reason for replacement and the name of the new subcontractor or supplier.(2)  If the cost of work to be done by a subcontractor or supplier is changed or if the replacement of a subcontractor or supplier results in a change in the cost, the amount of the change in cost.17.  A state agency shall make every effort to purchase those products produced for sale by sheltered workshops, work activity centers, and other special programs funded in whole or in part by public moneys that employ persons with an intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities or mental illness if the products meet the required specifications.18.  A state agency shall make every effort to purchase products produced for sale by employers of persons in supported employment.19.  The department shall not award a contract to a bidder for a construction, reconstruction, demolition, or repair project or improvement with an estimated cost that exceeds twenty-five thousand dollars in which the bid requires the use of inmate labor supplied by the department of corrections, but not employed by private industry pursuant to section 904.809, to perform the project or improvement.20.  Life cycle cost and energy efficiency shall be included in the criteria used by the department, institutions under the control of the state board of regents, the state department of transportation, the department for the blind, and other state agencies in developing standards and specifications for purchasing energy-consuming products. However, for the purchase of passenger vehicles, light, medium-duty, and heavy-duty trucks, passenger and cargo vans, and sport utility vehicles, a purchase contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder based solely on bid price.21.  Preference shall be given to purchasing American-made products and purchases from American-based businesses if the life cycle costs are comparable to those products of foreign businesses and which most adequately fulfill the department’s need.22.a.  The director may authorize the procurement of goods and services in which a contractual limitation of vendor liability is provided for and set forth in the documents initiating the procurement. The director, in consultation with the department of management, shall adopt rules setting forth the circumstances in which such procurement will be permitted and what types of contractual limitations of liability are permitted. Rules adopted by the director shall establish criteria to be considered in making a determination of whether to permit a contractual limitation of vendor liability with regard to any procurement of goods and services. The criteria, at a minimum, shall include all of the following:(1)  Whether authorizing a contractual limitation of vendor liability is necessary to prevent harm to the state from a failure to obtain the goods or services sought, or from obtaining the goods or services at a higher price if the state refuses to allow a contractual limitation of vendor liability.(2)  Whether the contractual limitation of vendor liability is commercially reasonable when taking into account any risk to the state created by the goods or services to be procured and the purpose for which they will be used.b.  Notwithstanding paragraph “a”, a contractual limitation of vendor liability shall not include any limitation on the liability of any vendor for intentional torts, criminal acts, or fraudulent conduct.c.  The rules shall provide for the negotiation of a contractual limitation of vendor liability consistent with the requirements of this section and any other requirements of the department as provided in any related documents associated with a procurement of goods and services.23.a.  The state, through the department, shall give a preference to purchasing equipment, supplies, or services from or awarding public improvement contracts pursuant to subsection 11 to an Iowa-based business as provided under paragraph “b”, as appropriate, if the bid submitted is comparable in price to those submitted by other bidders and meets the required specifications. However, before giving the preference, the department shall confirm with the Iowa employer support of the guard and reserve committee that the requirements of paragraph “b” have been met by the Iowa-based business.b.  To receive a preference as provided by this subsection, the Iowa-based business employer shall have adopted policies beyond those otherwise required by law to support employees who are officers or enlisted persons in the national guard and organized reserves of the armed forces of the United States consistent with standards adopted by the Iowa employer support of the guard and reserve committee. To be eligible for such preference, an employer shall submit to the committee a copy of the applicable policies adopted by the employer and shall sign and submit to the committee a statement of support of persons in the employ of the employer who serve in the national guard and the reserves, recognizing the vital role of the national guard and the reserves, and pledging all of the following:(1)  To neither deny employment nor limit or reduce job opportunities because of an employee’s service in the national guard or organized reserves of the armed forces of the United States.(2)  To grant leaves of absence during a period of military duty or training.(3)  To ensure that all employees are aware of the employer’s policies and the requirements of section 29A.43.2003 Acts, ch 145, §30, 2004 Acts, ch 1101, §5, 2005 Acts, ch 52, §3, 2005 Acts, ch 100, §1, 2006 Acts, ch 1017, §16, 42, 2006 Acts, ch 1072, §3, 2007 Acts, ch 115, §6, 18, 2007 Acts, ch 207, §1, 18, 2007 Acts, ch 215, §79, 2008 Acts, ch 1032, §201, 2008 Acts, ch 1104, §1, 2010 Acts, ch 1031, §72, 2011 Acts, ch 25, §2, 2011 Acts, ch 127, §33, 89, 2012 Acts, ch 1019, §3, 2017 Acts, ch 4, §1, 2018 Acts, ch 1164, §25, 2019 Acts, ch 145, §1, 2Referred to in 8A.311A, 8A.317, 8A.321, 15.106B, 216B.3, 262.9, 303.9, 307.21, 459.505
Preferences; see also chapter 73, §73A.21
Subsection 10, paragraph a amended
Subsection 10, NEW paragraph c
8A.311ACentralized purchasing.1.  The department may designate goods and services of general use that agencies shall, and governmental subdivisions may, purchase pursuant to a master contract established by the department for that good or service. The department shall establish a master contract subject to the requirements of this section if the department determines that a high-quality good or service can be acquired by agencies and governmental subdivisions at lower cost through the establishment of a master contract.2.  The department shall establish a master contract pursuant to this section on a competitive basis, and the purchase of a good or service pursuant to the contract shall be deemed to satisfy any otherwise applicable competitive bidding requirements.3.  Upon the establishment of a master contract for a good or service pursuant to this section, an agency shall purchase the good or service pursuant to the contract, and shall not expend money to purchase the good or service directly from a vendor and not through the contract, unless any of the following applies:a.  The department determines, upon a request by the agency, that the agency can satisfy the requirements for purchase of the good or service directly from a vendor as provided in section 8A.311, subsection 10, paragraph “a”.b.  The agency is purchasing the good or service pursuant to another contract in effect on the effective date of the master contract. However, the agency shall terminate the other contract if the contract permits the termination of the contract without penalty and the agency shall not renew the other contract beyond the current term of the other contract.2010 Acts, ch 1031, §738A.312Cooperative purchasing.The director may purchase items through any agency specifically exempted by law from centralized purchasing as well as from other interstate and intergovernmental entities. The department shall collaborate and cooperate with the state board of regents and institutions under the control of the state board of regents, as provided in section 262.9B, and any other state agency exempt from centralized purchasing to explore joint purchases of general use items that present opportunities to obtain quality goods and services at the lowest reasonable cost.2003 Acts, ch 145, §31, 2010 Acts, ch 1031, §748A.313Disputes involving purchasing from Iowa state industries.Disputes arising between the department of corrections and a purchasing department or agency over the procurement of products from Iowa state industries as described in section 904.808 shall be referred to the director. The decision of the director is final unless a written appeal is filed with the executive council within five days of receipt of the decision of the director, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. If an appeal is filed, the executive council shall hear and determine the appeal within thirty days. The decision of the executive council is final.2003 Acts, ch 145, §32Referred to in 904.8088A.314Purchasing revolving fund.1.  A purchasing revolving fund is established within the department. The director shall keep an accurate itemized account for each state agency purchasing through the department, using services provided for by the department, and using postage supplied by the department.2.  At the end of each month the director shall render a statement to each state agency for the actual cost of items purchased through the department, and the actual cost of services and postage used by the agency. The monthly statement shall also include a fair proportion of the administrative costs of the department during the month. The portion of administrative costs shall be determined by the director subject to review by the executive council upon complaint from any state agency adversely affected.3.  Statements rendered to the various state agencies shall be paid by the state agencies in the manner determined by the department. When the statements are paid the sums shall be credited to the purchasing revolving fund. If any funds accrue to the revolving fund in excess of two hundred twenty-five thousand dollars and there is no anticipated need or use for such funds, the governor shall order the excess funds credited to the general fund of the state.2003 Acts, ch 145, §338A.315State purchases — recycled products — soybean-based inks.1.  When purchasing paper products other than printing and writing paper, the department shall, when the price is reasonably competitive and the quality as intended, purchase the recycled product. The department shall also purchase, when the price is reasonably competitive and the quality as intended, and in keeping with the schedule established in this subsection, soybean-based inks and plastic products with recycled content including but not limited to plastic garbage can liners.a.  One hundred percent of the purchases of inks which are used for newsprint printing services performed internally or contracted for by the department shall be soybean-based.b.  One hundred percent of the purchases of inks, other than inks which are used for newsprint printing services, and which are used internally or contracted for by the department, shall be soybean-based to the extent formulations for such inks are available.c.  A minimum of fifty percent of the purchases of garbage can liners made by the department shall be plastic garbage can liners with recycled content.d.  For purposes of this subsection, “recycled content” means that the content of the product contains a minimum of thirty percent postconsumer material.2.a.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, the department shall purchase and use recycled printing and writing paper so that ninety percent of the volume of printing and writing paper purchased is recycled paper. The recycled printing and writing paper shall meet the requirements for procuring recycled printing and writing paper set forth in 40 C.F.R. pt.247, and in related recovered materials advisory notices issued by the United States environmental protection agency.b.  The department shall establish a prioritization procedure for the purchase of recycled paper which provides for a five percent differential in the cost of the purchase of paper which has been recycled through the use of a nonchlorinated process.c.  If a provision under this subsection results in the limitation of sources for the purchase of printing and writing paper to three or fewer sources, the department may waive the requirement in order to purchase necessary amounts of printing and writing paper.d.  Notwithstanding the requirements of this subsection regarding the purchase of recycled printing and writing paper, the department shall purchase acid-free permanent paper in the amount necessary for the production or reproduction of documents, papers, or similar materials produced or reproduced for permanent preservation pursuant to law.e.  Notwithstanding the requirements of this subsection regarding the purchase of recycled printing and writing paper, the department may purchase printing and writing paper in lieu of recycled paper if the department determines that the purchase will result in significant savings to the state.3.  The department, in conjunction with the department of natural resources, shall review the procurement specifications currently used by the state to eliminate, wherever possible, discrimination against the procurement of products manufactured with recovered materials and soybean-based inks.4.  The department of natural resources shall assist the department in locating suppliers of recycled products and soybean-based inks and collecting data on recycled content and soybean-based ink purchases.5.  Information on recycled content shall be requested on all bids for paper products other than printing and writing paper issued by the state and on other bids for products which could have recycled content such as oil, plastic products, compost materials, aggregate, solvents, soybean-based inks, and rubber products. Except for purchases of printing and writing paper made pursuant to subsection 2, paragraphs “c”, “d”, and “e”, the department shall require persons submitting bids for printing and writing paper to certify that the printing and writing paper proposed complies with the requirements referred to in subsection 2, paragraph “a”.6.  The department, in conjunction with the department of natural resources, shall adopt rules to administer this section.7.  All state agencies shall fully cooperate with the department and with the department of natural resources in all phases of implementing this section.8.  The department, whenever technically feasible, shall purchase and use degradable loose foam packing material manufactured from grain starches or other renewable resources, unless the cost of the packing material is more than ten percent greater than the cost of packing material made from nonrenewable resources. For the purposes of this subsection, “packing material” means material, other than an exterior packing shell, that is used to stabilize, protect, cushion, or brace the contents of a package.2003 Acts, ch 145, §34, 2004 Acts, ch 1101, §6, 2011 Acts, ch 127, §34, 89, 2014 Acts, ch 1036, §6, 2015 Acts, ch 30, §1, 2019 Acts, ch 59, §7Referred to in 8A.315A, 8A.317, 216B.3, 262.9, 307.21
Subsection 5 amended
8A.315APurchase of chain-of-custody paper.1.  Notwithstanding any requirements under section 8A.315 related to the purchase of recycled paper to the contrary, the department may use certified chain-of-custody paper as provided in this section in lieu of recycled paper. The department shall adopt rules related to the use of chain-of-custody paper.2.  As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires, “certified chain-of-custody paper” means paper that has been certified pursuant to a process that tracks and records the possession and transfer of wood and fiber used to make paper through the different states of production to the end user of the paper. The department shall adopt rules defining “certified chain-of-custody paper” consistent with the certification requirements established by independent entities such as the forest stewardship council, sustainable forest initiative, or other similar entity.2010 Acts, ch 1189, §378A.316Lubricants and oils — preferences.The department shall do all of the following:1.  Develop its procedures and specifications for the purchase of lubricating oil and industrial oil to eliminate exclusion of recycled oils and any requirement that oils be manufactured from virgin materials.2.  Require that purchases of lubricating oil and industrial oil be made from the seller whose oil product contains the greatest percentage of recycled oil, unless one of the following circumstances regarding a specific oil product containing recycled oil exists:a.  The product is not available within a reasonable period of time or in quantities necessary or in container sizes appropriate to meet a state agency’s needs.b.  The product does not meet the performance requirements or standards recommended by the equipment or vehicle manufacturer, including any warranty requirements.c.  The product is available only at a cost greater than one hundred five percent of the cost of comparable virgin oil products.3.  Establish and maintain a preference program for procuring oils containing the maximum content of recycled oil. The preference program shall include but is not limited to all of the following:a.  The inclusion of the preferences for recycled oil products in publications used to solicit bids from suppliers.b.  The provision of a description of the recycled oil procurement program at bidders’ conferences.c.  Discussion of the preference program in lubricating oil and industrial oil procurement solicitations or invitations to bid.d.  Efforts to inform industry trade associations about the preference program.4.a.  Provide that when purchasing hydraulic fluids, greases, and other industrial lubricants, the department or a state agency authorized by the department to directly purchase hydraulic fluids, greases, and other industrial lubricants shall give preference to purchasing biobased hydraulic fluids, greases, and other industrial lubricants manufactured from soybeans.b.  Provide for the implementation of requirements necessary in order to carry out this subsection by the department or state agency making the purchase, which shall include all of the following:(1)  Including the preference requirements in publications used to solicit bids for hydraulic fluids, greases, and other industrial lubricants.(2)  Describing the preference requirements at bidders’ conferences in which bids for the sale of hydraulic fluids, greases, and other industrial lubricants are sought by the department or authorized state agency.(3)  Discussing the preference requirements in procurement solicitations or invitations to bid for hydraulic fluids, greases, and other industrial lubricants.(4)  Informing industry trade associations about the preference requirements.c.  As used in this subsection, unless the context otherwise requires:(1)  “Biobased hydraulic fluids, greases, and other industrial lubricants” means the same as defined by the United States department of agriculture, if the department has adopted such a definition. If the United States department of agriculture has not adopted a definition, “biobased hydraulic fluids, greases, and other industrial lubricants” means hydraulic fluids, greases, and other lubricants containing a minimum of fifty-one percent soybean oil.(2)  “Other industrial lubricants” means lubricants used or applied to machinery.2003 Acts, ch 145, §35, 2005 Acts, ch 19, §10, 2011 Acts, ch 25, §3, 4Referred to in 8A.311, 8A.317, 216B.3, 260C.19B, 262.9, 262.25B, 307.21, 904.312B8A.317State purchases — designated biobased products.1.  As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:a.  “Biobased material” means a material in which carbon is derived in whole or in part from a renewable resource.b.  “Biobased product” means a product generated by blending or assembling of one or more biobased materials, either exclusively or in combination with nonbiobased materials, in which the biobased material is present as a quantifiable portion of the total mass of the product.c.  “Designated biobased product” means a biobased product and includes a product determined by the United States department of agriculture to be a commercial or industrial product, other than food or feed, that is composed, in whole or in significant part, of biological products, including renewable domestic agricultural materials including plant, animal, and marine materials, or forestry materials as provided in 7 U.S.C. §8102.2.  The department shall do all of the following:a.  Develop procedures and specifications for the purchase of designated biobased products. The department may develop specifications after consulting guidelines or regulations promulgated by the United States department of agriculture pursuant to section 7 U.S.C. §8102.b.  Require that a purchase of a designated biobased product be made from the seller whose designated biobased product contains the greatest percentage of biobased materials, unless any of the following applies:(1)  The designated biobased product is not available within a reasonable period of time or in quantities necessary or in container sizes appropriate to meet a state agency’s needs.(2)  The designated biobased product does not meet performance requirements or standards recommended by a manufacturer, including any warranty requirements.(3)  The designated biobased product does not meet the functional requirements and evaluation criteria identified in bid documents. Functional requirements to be considered may include but are not limited to the designated biobased product’s conformance with ASTM (American society for testing and materials) international standards.(4)  The purchase of the designated biobased product conflicts with section 8A.311, subsection 1, paragraph “a”.(5)  The designated biobased product is available only at a cost greater than one hundred five percent of the cost of comparable products which are not biobased.c.  Establish and maintain a preference program for procuring the maximum content of biobased materials in biobased products. The preference program shall include but is not limited to all of the following:(1)  The inclusion of preferences for designated biobased products in publications used to solicit bids from suppliers.(2)  The provision of a description of the preference program at bidders’ conferences.(3)  Discussion of the preference program in requests for proposals or invitations to bid.(4)  Efforts to inform industry trade associations about the preference program.3.  This section does not apply to a biobased product which is subject to requirements for procurement in another provision of this chapter including but not limited to any of the following:a.  Soybean-based ink as provided in section 8A.315.b.  Degradable loose foam packing material manufactured from grain starches or other renewable resources as provided in section 8A.315.c.  A biobased hydraulic fluid, grease, or other industrial lubricant as provided in section 8A.316.4.  When evaluating a bid for the purchase of designated biobased products, the department may take into consideration warranty provisions and life cycle cost estimates.2008 Acts, ch 1104, §2, 2012 Acts, ch 1021, §3Referred to in 8A.311, 216B.3, 260C.19C, 262.25C, 307.21, 904.312C8A.318Building cleaning and maintenance environmentally preferable cleaning products.1.Findings and intent.The general assembly finds that human beings are vulnerable to and may be severely affected by exposure to chemicals, hazardous waste, and other environmental hazards. The federal environmental protection agency estimates that human exposure to indoor air pollutants can be two to five times, and up to one hundred times, higher than outdoor levels. Children, teachers, janitors, and other staff members spend a significant amount of time inside school buildings. Likewise, state employees and citizens of this state spend a significant amount of time inside state buildings. These individuals are continuously exposed to chemicals from cleaners, waxes, deodorizers, and other maintenance products.2.Definitions.As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:a.  “Environmentally preferable cleaning and maintenance products” includes but is not limited to cleaning and maintenance products identified by the department and posted on the department’s internet site.b.  “State building” means a public facility or building owned by or leased by the state, or an agency or department of the state.3.Use of environmentally preferable cleaning and maintenance products.a.  All school districts in this state, community colleges, institutions under the control of the state board of regents, and state agencies utilizing state buildings, are encouraged to conform to an environmentally preferable cleaning policy designed to facilitate the purchase and use of environmentally preferable cleaning and maintenance products for purposes of public school, community college, regents institution, and state building cleaning and maintenance.b.  Each school district, community college, institution under the control of the state board of regents, or state agency utilizing public buildings shall conduct an evaluation and assessment regarding implementation of an environmentally preferable cleaning policy pursuant to this section. On or after July 1, 2012, all state agencies, and all school districts, community colleges, and institutions under the control of the state board of regents which have not opted out of compliance pursuant to paragraph “c”, shall purchase only cleaning and maintenance products identified by the department or that meet nationally recognized standards. School districts, community colleges, institutions under the control of the state board of regents, and state agencies procuring supplies for schools and state buildings may deplete their existing cleaning and maintenance supply stocks and implement the new requirements in the procurement cycle for the following year. This section shall not be interpreted in a manner that prohibits the use of disinfectants, disinfecting cleaners, sanitizers, or any other antimicrobial product regulated by the federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, 7 U.S.C. §136 et seq., when necessary to protect public health and provided that the use of these products is in accordance with responsible cleaning procedure requirements.c.  A school district, community college, or institution under the control of the state board of regents may, based upon the evaluation and assessment conducted pursuant to paragraph “b”, opt out of compliance with the requirements of this section upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the board of directors of the school district or a determination by the president of the community college or by the president or administrative officer of the regents institution. A school district, community college, or regents institution opting out of compliance pursuant to this paragraph shall notify the department of education, the state board of education, or the state board of regents, as appropriate, of this decision.4.Information requirements department internet site.The department shall provide information on the department’s internet site regarding environmentally preferable cleaning and maintenance products used by the department. The department may also provide information regarding other cleaning and maintenance products that the department is aware of that meet nationally recognized standards. Information shall also be provided, at the discretion of the department, regarding the nationally recognized standards and the entity establishing the standards.2010 Acts, ch 1162, §1, 2011 Acts, ch 20, §1Referred to in 8A.3218A.319 and 8A.320 
PART 3PHYSICAL RESOURCES ANDFACILITY MANAGEMENT8A.321Physical resources and facility management — director duties — appropriation.In managing the physical resources of government, the director shall perform all of the following duties:1.  Provide for supervision over the custodians and other employees of the department in and about the state laboratories facility in Ankeny and in and about the capitol and other state buildings at the seat of government, except the buildings and grounds referred to in section 216B.3, subsection 6.2.  Institute, in the name of the state, and with the advice and consent of the attorney general, civil and criminal proceedings against any person for injury or threatened injury to any public property, including but not limited to intangible and intellectual property, under the person’s control.3.  Under the direction of the governor, provide, furnish, and pay for public utilities service, heat, maintenance, minor repairs, and equipment in operating and maintaining the official residence of the governor of Iowa.4.  Contract, with the approval of the executive council, for the repair, remodeling, or, if the condition warrants, demolition of all buildings and grounds of the state at the seat of government, at the state laboratories facility in Ankeny, and the institutions of the department of human services and the department of corrections for which no specific appropriation has been made, if the cost of repair, remodeling, or demolition will not exceed one hundred thousand dollars when completed. The cost of repair projects for which no specific appropriation has been made shall be paid as an expense authorized by the executive council as provided in section 7D.29.5.  Dispose of all personal property of the state under the director’s control as provided by section 8A.324 when it becomes unnecessary or unfit for further use by the state. If the director concludes that the personal property is contaminated, contains hazardous waste, or is hazardous waste, the director may charge the state agency responsible for the property for removal and disposal of the personal property. The director shall adopt rules establishing the procedures for inspecting, selecting, and removing personal property from state agencies or from state storage.6.a.  Lease all buildings and office space necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter or necessary for the proper functioning of any state agency wherever located throughout the state. For state agencies at the seat of government, the director may lease buildings and office space in Polk county or in a county contiguous to Polk county. If no specific appropriation has been made, the proposed lease shall be submitted to the executive council for authorization and if authorized lease expense shall be paid from the appropriations addressed in section 7D.29. An office space lease shall not be terminated at a time when either contract damages or early termination penalties may be applicable for doing so. Additionally, the director shall also develop cooperative relationships with the state board of regents in order to promote colocation of state agencies.b.  When the general assembly is not in session, the director may request an expense authorization from the executive council for moving state agencies from one location to another. The request may include moving costs, telecommunications costs, repair costs, or any other costs relating to the move. The executive council may authorize the expenses and may authorize the expenses to be paid from the appropriations addressed in section 7D.29 if it determines the agency or department does not have funds available for these expenses.c.(1)  Prior to replacing or renovating publicly owned buildings or relocating any state agencies at the seat of government to any space in publicly owned buildings, the department shall issue a request for proposals for leasing privately owned office space for state employees in the downtown area of the city of Des Moines and shall use such proposals to compare the costs of privately owned space to publicly owned space. The department shall locate state employees in office space in the most cost-efficient manner possible. In determining cost efficiency, the department shall consider all costs of the publicly owned space, the costs of the original acquisition of the publicly owned space, the costs of tenant improvements to the publicly owned space, and the anticipated economic and useful life of the publicly owned building space.(2)  Subparagraph (1) shall not apply when emergency circumstances exist. Actions taken during an emergency which would otherwise violate subparagraph (1) shall be limited in scope and duration to meet the emergency. An emergency includes but is not limited to a condition that does any of the following:(a)  Threatens public health, welfare, or safety.(b)  In which there is a need to protect the health, welfare, or safety of persons occupying or visiting a public improvement or property located adjacent to the public improvement.(c)  In which the department or agency must act to preserve critical services or programs.(d)  In which the need is a result of events or circumstances not reasonably foreseeable.d.  This subsection shall not apply to the department of public defense or the armory board.7.  Unless otherwise provided by law, coordinate the location, design, plans and specifications, construction, and ultimate use of the real or personal property to be purchased by a state agency for whose benefit and use the property is being obtained.a.  If the purchase of real or personal property is to be financed pursuant to section 12.28, the department shall cooperate with the treasurer of state in providing the information necessary to complete the financing of the property.b.  A contract for acquisition, construction, erection, demolition, alteration, or repair by a private person of real or personal property to be lease-purchased by the treasurer of state pursuant to section 12.28 is exempt from section 8A.311, subsections 1 and 11, unless the lease-purchase contract is funded in advance by a deposit of the lessor’s moneys to be administered by the treasurer of state under a lease-purchase contract which requires rent payments to commence upon delivery of the lessor’s moneys to the lessee.8.  With the authorization of a constitutional majority of each house of the general assembly and approval by the governor, dispose of real property belonging to the state and its state agencies upon terms, conditions, and consideration as the director may recommend. If real property subject to sale under this subsection has been purchased or acquired from appropriated funds, the proceeds of the sale shall be deposited with the treasurer of state and credited to the general fund of the state or other fund from which appropriated. There is appropriated from that same fund, with the prior approval of the executive council and in cooperation with the director, a sum equal to the proceeds so deposited and credited to the state agency to which the disposed real property belonged or by which it was used, for purposes of the state agency.9.a.  With the approval of the executive council pursuant to section 7D.29 or pursuant to other authority granted by law, acquire real property to be held by the department in the name of the state as follows:(1)  By purchase, lease, option, gift, grant, bequest, devise, or otherwise.(2)  By exchange of real property belonging to the state for property belonging to another person.b.  If real property acquired by the department in the name of the state is subject to a lease in effect at the time of acquisition, the director may honor and maintain the existing lease subject to the following requirements:(1)  The lease shall not be renewed beyond the term of the existing lease including any renewal periods under the lease that are solely at the discretion of the lessee.(2)  The lease shall not be renewed by the department as the lessor if the lessor has discretion to not renew under the existing lease.(3)  The lease shall not be maintained for a period in excess of ten years from the date of acquisition of the real property, including any renewal periods, without the approval of the executive council.(4)  The lease shall not be maintained if the lessee at the time of the acquisition ceases to occupy the leased property.10.  Subject to the selection procedures of section 12.30, employ financial consultants, banks, insurers, underwriters, accountants, attorneys, and other advisors or consultants necessary to implement the provisions of subsection 7.11.  Prepare annual status reports for all capital projects in progress of the department, and submit the status reports to the legislative services agency and the department of management on or before January 15 of each year.12.  In carrying out the requirements of section 64.6, purchase an individual or a blanket surety bond insuring the fidelity of state officers. The department may self-assume or self-insure fidelity exposures for state officials and employees. A state official is deemed to have furnished surety if the official has been covered by a program of insurance or self-insurance established by the department. To the extent possible, all bonded state employees shall be covered under one or more blanket bonds or position schedule bonds.13.  Review the management of state property loss exposures and state liability risk exposures for the capitol complex. Insurance coverage may include self-insurance or any type of insurance protection sold by insurers, including, but not limited to, full coverage, partial coverage, coinsurance, reinsurance, and deductible insurance coverage.14.  Establish a monument maintenance account in the state treasury under the control of the department. Funds for the maintenance of a state monument, whether received by gift, devise, bequest, or otherwise, shall be deposited in the account. Funds in the account shall be deposited in an interest-bearing account. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, interest earned on the account shall be deposited in the account and shall be used to maintain the designated monument. Any maintenance funds for a state monument held by the state and interest earned on the funds shall be used to maintain the designated monument. Notwithstanding section 8.33, funds in the monument maintenance account at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund of the state.15.  Prepare an annual report listing any state building, as defined in section 8A.318, that is vacant and submit the annual report to the legislative services agency and the department of management on or before January 15 of each year.2003 Acts, ch 145, §36, 2004 Acts, ch 1101, §7, 2006 Acts, ch 1179, §36, 2006 Acts, ch 1182, §56, 2007 Acts, ch 115, §7, 2007 Acts, ch 219, §31, 2008 Acts, ch 1032, §201, 2009 Acts, ch 28, §1, 2011 Acts, ch 122, §9, 10, 2011 Acts, ch 127, §35, 89, 2011 Acts, ch 131, §16, 17, 158, 2011 Acts, ch 133, §23, 50, 2012 Acts, ch 1072, §1, 2014 Acts, ch 1036, §7, 2019 Acts, ch 137, §9Referred to in 8A.111, 8A.327, 99D.5, 99D.6, 303.2, 303.9
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8A.322Buildings and grounds — services — public use — pistols or revolvers.1.  The director shall provide necessary lighting, fuel, and water services for the state laboratories facility in Ankeny and for the state buildings and grounds located at the seat of government, except the buildings and grounds referred to in section 216B.3, subsection 6.2.  Except for buildings and grounds described in section 216B.3, subsection 6; section 2.43, subsection 1; and any buildings under the custody and control of the Iowa public employees’ retirement system, the director shall assign office space at the capitol, other state buildings, and elsewhere in the city of Des Moines, and the state laboratories facility in Ankeny, for all executive and judicial state agencies. Assignments may be changed at any time. The various officers to whom rooms have been so assigned may control the same while the assignment to them is in force. Official apartments shall be used only for the purpose of conducting the business of the state. The term “capitol” or “capitol building” as used in the Code shall be descriptive of all buildings upon the capitol grounds. The capitol building itself is reserved for the operations of the general assembly and the governor, and, for ceremonial purposes, for the courts. The assignment and use of physical facilities for the general assembly shall be pursuant to section 2.43.3.  The director shall establish, publish, and enforce rules regulating and restricting the use by the public of the capitol buildings and grounds and of the state laboratories facility in Ankeny. The rules when established shall be posted in conspicuous places about the capitol buildings and grounds and the state laboratories facility, as applicable. Any person violating any rule, except a parking regulation, shall be guilty of a simple misdemeanor. The rules shall prohibit a person, other than a peace officer, from openly carrying a pistol or revolver in the capitol building and on the grounds surrounding the capitol building including state parking lots and parking garages. However, this subsection shall not be construed to allow the director to prohibit the lawful carrying, transportation, or possession of any pistol or revolver in the capitol building and on the grounds surrounding the capitol building including state parking lots and parking garages by a person who displays to capitol security personnel a valid permit to carry weapons upon request.2003 Acts, ch 145, §37, 2004 Acts, ch 1101, §8, 2017 Acts, ch 69, §33, 2017 Acts, ch 170, §218A.323Parking regulations.1.  The director shall establish, publish, and enforce rules regulating, restricting, or prohibiting the use by state officials, state employees, and the public, of motor vehicle parking facilities at the state capitol complex and at the state laboratories facility in Ankeny. The assignment of legislative parking spaces shall be under the control of the legislative council. The rules established by the director may establish fines for violations and a procedure for payment of the fines. The director may order payment of a fine and enforce the order in the district court.2.  Motor vehicles parked in violation of the rules may be removed without the owner’s or operator’s consent and at the owner’s or operator’s expense. Motor vehicles removed and not claimed within thirty days of their removal or vehicles abandoned within the capitol grounds may be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of sections 321.85 through 321.91.3.  The parking rules established shall be posted in conspicuous places at the capitol complex and at the state laboratories facility in Ankeny, as applicable. Copies of the rules shall be made available to all state officials and employees and any other person who requests a copy of the rules.4.  Except as provided in subsection 5, all fines collected by the department shall be forwarded to the treasurer of state and deposited in the general fund of the state.5.  Any fine that remains unpaid upon becoming delinquent may be collected by the department pursuant to the setoff procedures provided for in section 8A.504. For purposes of this subsection, a fine becomes delinquent if it has not been paid within thirty days of the date of the issuance of the parking citation, unless a written request for a hearing is filed as provided pursuant to the rules of the department. If an appeal is filed and the citation is upheld, the fine becomes delinquent ten days after the issuance of the final decision on the appeal or thirty-one days after the date of the issuance of the parking citation, whichever is later.2003 Acts, ch 145, §38; 2005 Acts, ch 52, §4,58A.324Disposal of personal property.1.  The director may dispose of personal property of the state under the director’s control by any of the following means:a.  The director may dispose of unfit or unnecessary personal property by sale. Proceeds from the sale of personal property shall be deposited in the general fund of the state.b.  If the director concludes that the personal property has little or no value, the director may enter into an agreement with a not-for-profit organization or governmental agency to dispose of the personal property.c.  The director may dispose of presses, printing equipment, printing supplies, and other machinery or equipment used in the printing operation.2.  A not-for-profit organization or governmental agency that enters into an agreement with the director pursuant to subsection 1 may charge the state agency in control of the property with the cost of removing and transporting the property. Title to the personal property shall transfer when the personal property is in the possession of the not-for-profit organization or governmental agency. If a governmental agency adds value to the property transferred to it and sells it, the proceeds from the sale shall be deposited with the governmental agency and not in the general fund of the state. The not-for-profit organization or governmental agency may sell or otherwise transfer the personal property received from the department to any person that the department would be able to sell or otherwise transfer such property to under this chapter, including but not limited to the general public. The authority granted to sell or otherwise transfer personal property pursuant to this subsection supersedes any other restrictions applicable to the not-for-profit organization or governmental agency, but only for purposes of the personal property received from the department.2003 Acts, ch 145, §39; 2005 Acts, ch 52, §6; 2006 Acts, ch 1030, §2; 2008 Acts, ch 1031, §76Referred to in 8A.321, 303.28A.325Services and commodities accepted.The director may accept services, commodities, and surplus property and make provision for warehousing and distribution to various departments and governmental subdivisions of the state, and such other agencies, institutions, and authorized recipients within the state as may be from time to time designated in federal statutes and rules.2003 Acts, ch 145, §40Referred to in 809A.178A.326Terrace Hill commission.1.  The Terrace Hill commission is created consisting of nine persons, appointed by the governor, who are knowledgeable in business management and historic preservation and renovation. The governor shall appoint the chairperson. The terms of the commission members are for three years beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30.2.  The governor may appoint an administrator of the Terrace Hill facility who may perform any acts which are necessary or desirable to coordinate the administration of the Terrace Hill facility.3.  The purpose of the Terrace Hill commission is to provide for the preservation, maintenance, renovation, landscaping, and administration of the Terrace Hill facility. The Terrace Hill facility includes the Terrace Hill mansion, carriage house, grounds, historical collections, and all other related property.4.  The Terrace Hill commission may enter into contracts, subject to this chapter, to execute its purposes, including, without limitation, contracts authorizing nonprofit organizations acting solely for the benefit and support of the Terrace Hill facility to do any of the following:a.  Solicit funds and accept donations, gifts, and bequests approved by the commission and in accordance with priorities established by the commission.b.  Administer a Terrace Hill membership program.c.  Maintain the Terrace Hill historical collections.d.  Establish and maintain an endowment fund for musical arts for purposes of funding and conducting piano competitions and providing scholarships to select competition participants.5.  The commission may adopt rules to administer the programs of the commission. The decision of the commission is final agency action under chapter 17A.2003 Acts, ch 145, §41, 2013 Acts, ch 135, §63 – 65, 2018 Acts, ch 1073, §18A.327Rent revolving fund created — purpose.1.  A rent revolving fund is created in the state treasury under the control of the department to be used by the department to pay the lease or rental costs of all buildings and office space necessary for the proper functioning of any state agency, except the department of public defense or the armory board, wherever located throughout the state as provided in section 8A.321, subsection 6, except that this fund shall not be used to pay the rental or lease costs of a state agency which has not received funds budgeted for rental or lease purposes.2.  The director shall pay the lease or rental fees to the renter or lessor and submit a monthly statement to each state agency for which building and office space is rented or leased. If the director pays the lease or rental fees on behalf of a state agency, the state agency’s payment to the department shall be credited to the rent revolving fund established by this section. With the approval of the director, a state agency may pay the lease or rental cost directly to the person who is due the payment under the lease or rental agreement.2003 Acts, ch 145, §42, 2011 Acts, ch 127, §36, 89, 2012 Acts, ch 1072, §2Referred to in 303.98A.328Recycling revolving fund.A recycling revolving fund is created within the state treasury under the control of the department. The fund shall consist of any moneys appropriated by the general assembly and any other moneys available to and obtained or accepted by the department from the federal government or private sources for placement in the fund. The assets of the fund shall be used by the department only for supporting recycling operations. Moneys in the fund shall be drawn upon the written requisition of the director or an authorized representative of the director. The fund is subject to an annual audit by the auditor of state. Section 8.33 does not apply to any moneys in the fund. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or earnings on moneys deposited in the fund shall be credited to the fund.2003 Acts, ch 145, §438A.329Wastepaper recycling program.1.  The department in accordance with recommendations made by the department of natural resources shall require all state agencies to establish an agency wastepaper recycling program. The director shall adopt rules which require a state agency to develop a program to ensure the recycling of the wastepaper generated by the agency. All state employees shall practice conservation of paper materials.2.  For the purposes of this section, “agency wastepaper” means wastepaper or wastepaper products generated by the agency.3.  The rules adopted by the director shall provide for the continuation of existing state agency contracts which provide for alternative waste management not including incineration or land burial of agency wastepaper.2003 Acts, ch 145, §44Referred to in 216B.3, 262.9, 307.218A.330Routine maintenance fund appropriation.1.  A routine maintenance fund is created in the state treasury under the control of the department. The fund shall consist of all moneys appropriated to the fund.2.  There is appropriated from the rebuild Iowa infrastructure fund to the department for deposit in the routine maintenance fund, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and for each fiscal year thereafter, the sum of two million dollars.3.  Moneys in the routine maintenance fund are appropriated to the department for purposes of routine maintenance projects for state buildings and facilities, excluding buildings and facilities under the control of the state board of regents, state department of transportation, department of natural resources, and department of public defense. For purposes of this section, routine maintenance includes regular upkeep of physical properties and recurring, preventive, and ongoing maintenance necessary to delay or prevent the failure of physical properties.4.  Notwithstanding section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or earnings on moneys deposited in the routine maintenance fund shall be credited to the routine maintenance fund. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys credited to the routine maintenance fund shall not revert at the close of a fiscal year.2018 Acts, ch 1162, §17, 2019 Acts, ch 137, §10
Subsection 3 amended
8A.331 through 8A.340 
PART 4PRINTING8A.341State printing — duties.The director shall do all of the following as it relates to printing:1.  Provide general supervision of all matters pertaining to public printing, including the enforcement of contracts for printing, except as otherwise provided by law. The supervision shall include providing guidelines for the letting of contracts for printing, the manner, form, style, and quantity of public printing, and the specifications and advertisements for public printing. In addition, the director shall have charge of office equipment and supplies and of the stock, if any, required in connection with printing contracts.2.  If money is appropriated for this purpose, by November 1 of each year supply a report which contains the name, gender, county, or city of residence when possible, official title, salary received during the previous fiscal year, base salary as computed on July 1 of the current fiscal year, and traveling and subsistence expense of the personnel of each of the departments, boards, and commissions of the state government except personnel who receive an annual salary of less than one thousand dollars. The number of the personnel and the total amount received by them shall be shown for each department in the report. All employees who have drawn salaries, fees, or expense allowances from more than one department or subdivision shall be listed separately under the proper departmental heading. On the request of the director, the head of each department, board, or commission shall furnish the data covering that agency. The report shall be distributed upon request without charge in an electronic medium to each caucus of the general assembly, the legislative services agency, the chief clerk of the house of representatives, and the secretary of the senate. Copies of the report shall be made available to other persons in an electronic medium upon payment of a fee, which shall not exceed the cost of providing the copy of the report. Sections 22.2 through 22.5 apply to the report. All funds from the sale of the report shall be deposited in the printing revolving fund established in section 8A.345.3.  Deposit receipts from the sale of presses, printing equipment, printing supplies, and other machinery or equipment used in the printing operation in the printing revolving fund established in section 8A.345.2003 Acts, ch 35, §46, 49, 2003 Acts, ch 145, §45, 2005 Acts, ch 52, §7, 2011 Acts, ch 106, §1, 17Referred to in 8A.111
Style, publication, and distribution of Iowa Code, Iowa Acts, Iowa administrative code, Iowa administrative bulletin, and Iowa court rules; §2.42, 2A.5, 2A.6
8A.342Contracts with state institutions.The director may, without advertising for bids, enter into contracts or make provision for doing any of the work coming under the provisions of chapter 7A and this subchapter at any school or institution under the ownership or control of the state. The work shall be done under conditions substantially the same as those provided for in the case of contracts with individuals and the same standard of quality or product shall be required.2003 Acts, ch 145, §468A.343Specifications and requirements.The director shall, from time to time, adopt and print specifications and requirements covering all matters relating to printing that are the subject of contracts.2003 Acts, ch 145, §478A.344Public printing — bidding procedures.1.  The director shall advertise for bids for public printing. Advertisements shall state where and how specifications and other necessary information may be obtained, the time during which the director will receive bids, and the day, hour, and place when bids will be publicly opened or accessed, and the manner by which the contracts will be awarded.2.  The director shall supply prospective bidders and others on request with the specifications and requirements, blank forms for bids, samples of printing so far as possible, and all other information pertaining to the subject.3.  The specifications shall be kept on file in the office of the director, open to public inspection, together with samples so far as possible, of the work to be done or the material to be furnished.4.  Bids submitted must be:a.  Secured in writing, by telephone, by facsimile, or in a format prescribed by the director as indicated in the bid specifications.b.  Signed by the bidder, or if a telephone or electronic bid, confirmed by the bidder in a manner prescribed by the director.c.  Submitted in a format prescribed by the director which reasonably assures the authenticity of the bid and the bidder’s identity.d.  Submitted to the department as specified by the date and time established in the advertisements for bids.5.  When a bidder submits a bid to the department, the director may require the bidder to file a bid bond or a certified or cashier’s check payable to the treasurer of state in an amount to be fixed in the bid specifications, either covering all classes or items or services, or separate certified or cashier’s checks for each bid in case the bidder makes more than one bid. In lieu of a certified or cashier’s check, the bidder may furnish a yearly bond in an amount to be established by the director. Certified or cashier’s checks deposited by unsuccessful bidders, and by successful bidders when they have entered into the contract, shall be returned to them.6.  All bids shall be publicly opened or accessed and read and the contracts awarded in the manner designated in the bid specifications. In the award of a contract, due consideration shall be given to the price bid, mechanical and other equipment proposed to be used by the bidder, the financial responsibility of the bidder, the bidder’s ability and experience in the performance of similar contracts, and any other factors that the department determines are relevant and that are included in the bid specifications.7.  The director shall have the right to reject any or all bids, and in case of rejection or because of failure of a bidder to enter into a contract, the director may advertise for and secure new bids.8.  When the director is satisfied that bidders have presented bids pursuant to an agreement, understanding, or combination to prevent free competition, the director shall reject all of them and readvertise for bids as in the first instance.2003 Acts, ch 145, §488A.345Printing revolving fund.A revolving fund is created in the state treasury under the control of the department and may be used in making payments for supplying paper stock, offset printing, copy preparation, binding, distribution costs, and original payment of printing and binding claims for any of the state departments, bureaus, commissions, or institutions. All salaries and expenses properly chargeable to the fund shall be paid from the fund. The director may also use the fund for the purchase of replacement or additional equipment if a sufficient balance will remain in the fund to enable the continued operation of the printing operations of the department.2003 Acts, ch 145, §49Referred to in 7A.27, 8A.3418A.346 through 8A.350 
PART 5DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT8A.351Distribution of documents — general provisions.If money is appropriated for this purpose, the director shall do all of the following:1.  The director shall require from officials or heads of departments mailing lists, or addressed labels or envelopes, for use in distribution of reports and documents. The director shall revise such lists, eliminating duplications and adding to the lists libraries, institutions, public officials, and persons having actual use for the material. The director shall arrange the lists so as to reduce to the minimum the postage or other cost for delivery. Requests for publications shall be handled only upon receipt of postage by the director from the requesting agency or department.2.  The director shall furnish the various officials and departments with copies of their reports needed for office use or to be distributed to persons requesting the reports. Requests for publications shall be handled only upon receipt of postage by the director.3.  The director may send additional copies of publications to other state officials, individuals, institutions, libraries, or societies that may request them. Requests for publications shall be handled only upon receipt of postage by the director.2003 Acts, ch 145, §508A.352 through 8A.360 PART 6FLEET MANAGEMENT8A.361Vehicle assignment authority in department.The department shall provide for the assignment of all motor vehicles utilized by all state officers and employees, and by all state offices, departments, bureaus, and commissions, except the state department of transportation, institutions under the control of the state board of regents, the department for the blind, and any other agencies exempted by law.2003 Acts, ch 145, §51, 2011 Acts, ch 127, §37, 89Referred to in 8A.3668A.362Fleet management — powers and duties — fuel economy requirements.1.  The director may provide for the assignment to a state officer or employee or to a state agency, of one or more motor vehicles which may be required by the state officer or employee or state agency, after the state officer or employee or state agency has shown the necessity for such transportation. The director may assign a motor vehicle either for part-time or full-time use. The director may revoke the assignment at any time.2.  The director may cause all state-assigned motor vehicles to be inspected periodically. Whenever the inspection reveals that repairs have been improperly made on the motor vehicle or that the operator is not giving the motor vehicle the proper care, the director shall report this fact to the head of the state agency to which the motor vehicle has been assigned, together with recommendation for improvement.3.a.  The director shall provide for a record system for the keeping of records of the total number of miles state-assigned motor vehicles are driven and the per-mile cost of operation of each motor vehicle. Every state officer or employee shall keep a record book to be furnished by the director in which the officer or employee shall enter all purchases of gasoline, lubricating oil, grease, and other incidental expense in the operation of the motor vehicle assigned to the officer or employee, giving the quantity and price of each purchase, including the cost and nature of all repairs on the motor vehicle. Each operator of a state-assigned motor vehicle shall promptly prepare a report at the end of each month on forms furnished by the director and forwarded to the director, giving the information the director may request in the report. Each month, the director shall compile the costs and mileage of state-assigned motor vehicles from the reports and keep a cost history for each motor vehicle and the costs shall be reduced to a cost-per-mile basis for each motor vehicle. The director shall call to the attention of an elected official or the head of any state agency to which a motor vehicle has been assigned any evidence of the mishandling or misuse of a state-assigned motor vehicle which is called to the director’s attention.b.  A gasoline-powered motor vehicle operated under this subsection shall not operate on gasoline other than ethanol blended gasoline as defined in section 214A.1, unless under emergency circumstances. A diesel-powered motor vehicle operated under this subsection shall not operate on diesel fuel other than biodiesel fuel as defined in section 214A.1, if commercially available. A state-issued credit card shall not be valid to purchase gasoline other than ethanol blended gasoline, if commercially available, or to purchase diesel fuel other than biodiesel fuel, if commercially available. The motor vehicle shall also be affixed with a brightly visible sticker which notifies the traveling public that the motor vehicle is being operated on ethanol blended gasoline or biodiesel fuel, as applicable. However, the sticker is not required to be affixed to an unmarked vehicle used for purposes of providing law enforcement or security.4.a.  The director shall provide for the purchase of motor vehicles for all branches of the state government, except the state department of transportation, institutions under the control of the state board of regents, the department for the blind, and any other state agency exempted by law, which are not rented or leased pursuant to section 8A.367. The director shall purchase new vehicles in accordance with competitive bidding procedures for items or services as provided in this subchapter. The director may purchase used or preowned vehicles at governmental or dealer auctions if the purchase is determined to be in the best interests of the state.b.  The director, and any other state agency, which for purposes of this subsection includes but is not limited to community colleges and institutions under the control of the state board of regents, or local governmental subdivisions purchasing new motor vehicles, shall purchase motor vehicles and light trucks, which are not rented or leased pursuant to section 8A.367, so that the average fuel efficiency for the fleet of new passenger vehicles and light trucks purchased in that year equals or exceeds the average fuel economy standard for the vehicles’ model year as established by the United States secretary of transportation under 15 U.S.C. §2002. This paragraph does not apply to vehicles purchased for law enforcement purposes or used for off-road maintenance work, or work vehicles used to pull loaded trailers.c.  The director shall assign motor vehicles available for use to maximize the average passenger miles per gallon of motor fuel consumed. In assigning motor vehicles, the director shall consider standards established by the director, which may include but are not limited to the number of passengers traveling to a destination, the fuel economy of and passenger capacity of vehicles available for assignment, and any other relevant information, to assure assignment of the most energy-efficient vehicle or combination of vehicles for a trip from those vehicles available for assignment. The standards shall not apply to special work vehicles and law enforcement vehicles. The standards shall apply to the following agencies:(1)  State department of transportation.(2)  Institutions under the control of the state board of regents.(3)  Department for the blind.(4)  Any other state agency exempted from obtaining vehicles for use through the department.d.  As used in paragraph “c”, “fuel economy” means the average number of miles traveled by an automobile per gallon of gasoline consumed as determined by the United States environmental protection agency administrator in accordance with 26 U.S.C. §4064(c).5.  All used motor vehicles turned in to the director shall be disposed of by public auction, and the sales shall be advertised in a newspaper of general circulation one week in advance of sale, and the receipts from the sale shall be deposited in the depreciation fund to the credit of the state agency turning in the vehicle; except that, in the case of a used motor vehicle of special design, the director may, instead of selling it at public auction, authorize the motor vehicle to be traded for another vehicle of similar design. If a vehicle sustains damage and the cost to repair exceeds the wholesale value of the vehicle, the director may dispose of the motor vehicle by obtaining two or more written salvage bids and the vehicle shall be sold to the highest responsible bidder.6.  The director may authorize the establishment of motor pools consisting of a number of state-assigned motor vehicles under the director’s supervision. The director may store the motor vehicles in a public or private garage. If the director establishes a motor pool, any state officer or employee desiring the use of a state-assigned motor vehicle on state business shall notify the director of the need for a vehicle within a reasonable time prior to actual use of the motor vehicle. The director may assign a motor vehicle from the motor pool to the state officer or employee, or from the vendor awarded a contract pursuant to section 8A.367. If two or more state officers or employees desire the use of a state-assigned motor vehicle for a trip to the same destination for the same length of time, the director may assign one vehicle to make the trip.7.  The director shall require that a sign be placed on each state-owned motor vehicle in a conspicuous place which indicates its ownership by the state. This requirement shall not apply to motor vehicles requested to be exempt by the director or by the commissioner of public safety. All state-owned motor vehicles shall display registration plates bearing the word “official” except motor vehicles requested to be furnished with ordinary plates by the director or by the commissioner of public safety pursuant to section 321.19. The director shall keep an accurate record of the registration plates used on all state-owned motor vehicles. This subsection shall not apply to an assigned vehicle rented or leased pursuant to section 8A.367.8.  All fuel used in state-assigned automobiles shall be purchased at cost from the various installations or garages of the state department of transportation, state board of regents, department of human services, or state motor pools throughout the state, unless the state-owned sources for the purchase of fuel are not reasonably accessible. If the director determines that state-owned sources for the purchase of fuel are not reasonably accessible, the director shall authorize the purchase of fuel from other sources. The director may prescribe a manner, other than the use of the revolving fund, in which the purchase of fuel from state-owned sources is charged to the state agency responsible for the use of the motor vehicle. The director shall prescribe the manner in which oil and other normal motor vehicle maintenance for state-owned motor vehicles may be purchased from private sources, if they cannot be reasonably obtained from a state motor pool. The director may advertise for bids and award contracts in accordance with competitive bidding procedures for items and services as provided in this subchapter for furnishing fuel, oil, grease, and vehicle replacement parts for all state-owned motor vehicles. The director and other state agencies, when advertising for bids for gasoline, shall also seek bids for ethanol blended gasoline.2003 Acts, ch 145, §52, 2006 Acts, ch 1142, §57, 58, 83, 2007 Acts, ch 115, §8, 2008 Acts, ch 1169, §36, 42, 2009 Acts, ch 108, §4, 41, 2011 Acts, ch 118, §50, 89, 2011 Acts, ch 127, §38 – 40, 58, 89, 2014 Acts, ch 1036, §8Referred to in 8A.366, 262.25A
Marking vehicles generally, §721.8
“Official” plates, §321.19, 321.170
8A.363Private use prohibited — rate for state business.1.  A state officer or employee shall not use a state-assigned motor vehicle for personal private use. A state officer or employee shall not be compensated for driving a privately owned motor vehicle unless it is done on state business with the approval of the director. In that case the state officer or employee shall receive an amount to be determined by the director. The amount shall not exceed the maximum allowable under the federal internal revenue service rules per mile, notwithstanding established mileage requirements or depreciation allowances. However, the director may authorize private motor vehicle rates in excess of the rate allowed under the federal internal revenue service rules for state business use of substantially modified or specially equipped privately owned vehicles required by persons with disabilities. A statutory provision establishing reimbursement for necessary mileage, travel, or actual expenses to a state officer falls under the private motor vehicle mileage rate limitation provided in this section unless specifically provided otherwise. Any peace officer employed by the state as defined in section 801.4 who is required to use a private motor vehicle in the performance of official duties shall receive the private vehicle mileage rate at the rate provided in this section. However, the director may delegate authority to officials of the state, and department heads, for the use of private vehicles on state business up to a yearly mileage figure established by the director. If a motor vehicle has been assigned to a state officer or employee, the officer or employee shall not collect mileage for the use of a privately owned motor vehicle unless the motor vehicle assigned is not usable.2.  This section does not apply to any of the following:a.  Officials and employees of the state whose mileage is paid other than by a state agency.b.  Elected officers of the state.c.  Judicial officers or court employees.d.  Members and employees of the general assembly who shall be governed by policies relating to motor vehicle travel, including but not limited to reimbursement for expenses, if such policies are otherwise established by the general assembly.2003 Acts, ch 145, §53, 2011 Acts, ch 127, §41, 58, 89Referred to in 2.10, 8A.366, 13B.5, 307.12
See also §70A.9, 602.1509
8A.364Fleet management revolving fund — replenishment.1.  A fleet management revolving fund is created in the state treasury under the control of the department. There is appropriated from moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars to the revolving fund. All purchases of gasoline, oil, tires, repairs, and all other general expenses incurred in the operation of state-assigned motor vehicles, and all salaries and expenses of employees providing fleet management services shall be paid from this fund.2.  At the end of each month the director shall render a statement to each state department or agency for the actual cost of operation of all motor vehicles assigned to such department or agency, together with a fair proportion of the administrative costs for providing fleet management services during such month, as determined by the director, all subject to review by the executive council upon complaint of any state department or agency adversely affected. Such expenses shall be paid by the state departments or agencies in the same manner as other expenses of such department are paid, and when such expenses are paid, such sums shall be credited to the fleet management revolving fund. If any surplus accrues to the revolving fund in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars for which there is no anticipated need or use, the governor may order such surplus transferred to the general fund of the state.2003 Acts, ch 145, §54, 2011 Acts, ch 127, §58, 89Referred to in 8A.366, 8A.3678A.365Vehicle replacement — depreciation fund.1.  The director shall maintain a depreciation fund for the purchase of replacement motor vehicles and additions to the fleet. The director’s records shall show the total funds deposited by and credited to each department or agency. At the end of each month, the director shall render a statement to each state department or agency for additions to the fleet and total depreciation credited to that department or agency. Such depreciation expense shall be paid by the state departments or agencies in the same manner as other expenses are paid, and shall be deposited in the depreciation fund to the credit of the department or agency. The funds credited to each department or agency shall remain the property of the department or agency. However, at the end of each biennium, the director shall cause to revert to the fund from which it accumulated any unassigned depreciation.2.  The department of corrections is not obligated to pay the depreciation expense otherwise required by this section.2003 Acts, ch 145, §55Referred to in 8A.3668A.366Violations — withdrawing use of vehicle.If any state officer or employee violates any of the provisions of sections 8A.361 through 8A.365, the director may withdraw the assignment of any state-assigned motor vehicle to any such state officer or employee.2003 Acts, ch 145, §56, 2011 Acts, ch 127, §58, 898A.367State-owned passenger vehicles disposition and sale fleet privatization.1.  For purposes of this section, “passenger vehicles” means United States environmental protection agency designated compact sedans, compact wagons, midsize sedans, midsize wagons, full-size sedans, and passenger minivans, and additional vehicle classes determined by the department to be able to be reasonably supported by a private entity for rental or leasing. “Passenger vehicles” does not mean utility vehicles, vans other than passenger minivans, fire trucks, ambulances, motor homes, buses, medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks, heavy construction equipment and other highway maintenance vehicles, vehicles assigned for law enforcement purposes, and any other classes of vehicles of limited application approved by the director of the department of administrative services.2.  On or before September 30, 2011, the department shall implement a request for proposal process to enter into a contract for the purpose of state passenger vehicle rental or leasing from a private entity. Prior to awarding a contract, a private entity shall demonstrate the following:a.  Existence of sufficient inventory of passenger vehicles within this state to accommodate the needs of the state in assigning passenger vehicles.b.  Existence of adequate personnel in any county within the state where rental and leasing activity can be supported to satisfy the terms of the contract in renting or leasing state-assigned vehicles.c.  Existence of adequate personnel to facilitate the sale and disposition of the existing state-owned passenger vehicles returned to the department pursuant to subsection 3 or otherwise under the control of the department. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 8A.364 to the contrary, proceeds from the sale of motor vehicles as provided by this subsection shall be credited to the fund from which the motor vehicles were purchased.3.  By March 1, 2012, the department shall award a vehicle rental or leasing contract to a private entity, and shall assign passenger vehicles for rental or lease pursuant to that contract, to the extent the department determines doing so would be economically feasible and financially advantageous. By March 1, 2012, all state-assigned passenger vehicles designated for use by multiple drivers, and located in any county of this state which can support the operation of a private entity for rental and leasing purposes, which the department determines would be suitable for rental or leasing shall be returned to the department for use and disposition as provided in this section.4.  Notwithstanding any other provision of state law to the contrary, a private entity awarded a contract pursuant to this section shall not be required to indemnify or hold harmless the state for any liability the state might have to any third party due to the negligence of the state or any of its employees.5.  The department shall conduct an ongoing evaluation regarding the economic advantages of renting or leasing state-assigned vehicles versus state ownership of such vehicles, and shall accordingly adjust the number of vehicles subject to the rental and leasing contract pursuant to this section at intervals specified in the contract.2011 Acts, ch 127, §42, 89Referred to in 8A.3628A.368 through 8A.370 
PART 7CAPITOL PLANNING8A.371Commission created.The capitol planning commission is created, composed of eleven members as follows:1.  Four members of the general assembly serving as ex officio, nonvoting members, one representative to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, one representative to be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives, one senator to be appointed by the president of the senate after consultation with the majority leader of the senate, and one senator to be appointed by the minority leader of the senate.2.  Six residents of the state of Iowa to be appointed by the governor.3.  The director of the department of administrative services or the director’s designee.[C62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, §18A.1]1986 Acts, ch 1245, §2025; 1990 Acts, ch 1223, §10; 2003 Acts, ch 145, §286; 2007 Acts, ch 115, §10CS2007, §8A.3712008 Acts, ch 1156, §11,588A.372Terms of office.1.  The members of the commission who are appointed by the governor shall be appointed to four-year terms of office and until their successors are appointed, three terms of which shall expire every two years. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment of the governor for the unexpired term of the original appointee.2.  The legislative members of the commission shall be appointed to terms of office as provided in section 69.16B, unless sooner terminated by a commission member ceasing to be a member of the general assembly. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment of the original appointing authority for the unexpired term of their predecessors.3.  The term of office of each appointive voting member of the commission shall begin on the first of May of the odd-numbered year in which the member is appointed.[C62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, §18A.2]1986 Acts, ch 1245, §2026; 1990 Acts, ch 1223, §11; 2007 Acts, ch 115, §11CS2007, §8A.3722008 Acts, ch 1156, §12,588A.373Duties — report to legislature.1.  It shall be the duty of the commission to advise upon the location of statues, fountains, and monuments and the placing of any additional buildings on the capitol grounds, the type of architecture and the type of construction of any new buildings to be erected on the state capitol grounds as now encompassed or as subsequently enlarged, and repairs and restoration thereof, and it shall be the duty of the officers, commissions, and councils charged by law with the duty of determining such questions to call upon the commission for such advice.2.  The commission shall, in cooperation with the director of the department of administrative services, develop and implement within the limits of its appropriation, a five-year modernization program for the capitol complex.3.  The commission shall annually report to the general assembly its recommendations relating to its duties under this section. The report shall be submitted to the chief clerk of the house and the secretary of the senate during the month of January.[C62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, §18A.3]2003 Acts, ch 145, §286; 2007 Acts, ch 115, §12CS2007, §8A.3732017 Acts, ch 54, §76Referred to in 8A.1118A.374Organization.The commission shall organize biennially by election of a chairperson from its membership. The director of the department of administrative services or the designee of the director shall serve as secretary to the commission.[C62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, §18A.4]2003 Acts, ch 145, §286; 2007 Acts, ch 115, §13CS2007, §8A.3748A.375Compensation and expenses.The members of the commission shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses while in attendance at any meeting of the commission held at the seat of government and shall be reimbursed for their expenses for going to and from the seat of government to attend a meeting. Members may also be eligible for compensation as provided in section 7E.6. All expense moneys paid to the nonlegislative commissioners shall be paid from funds appropriated to the commission. Service of the director of the department of administrative services upon this commission is an additional duty conferred by statute. Legislative members of the commission shall receive payment pursuant to section 2.10 and section 2.12.[C62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, §18A.5]1986 Acts, ch 1244, §8; 2003 Acts, ch 145, §286; 2007 Acts, ch 115, §14CS2007, §8A.3758A.376Capitol complex projects.1.  All capital projects on the capitol complex shall be planned, approved, and funded only after considering the guiding principles enunciated in any capitol complex master plan adopted by the commission on or after January 1, 2000. At a minimum, the extent to which the proposed capital project does all of the following shall be considered:a.  Preserves and enhances the dignity, beauty, and architectural integrity of the capitol building, other state office buildings, and the capitol grounds.b.  Protects and enhances the public open spaces on the capitol complex when deemed necessary for public use and enjoyment.c.  Protects the most scenic public views to and from the capitol building.d.  Recognizes the diversity of adjacent neighborhoods and reinforces the connection of the capitol complex to its neighbors and the city of Des Moines.e.  Accommodates pedestrian and motorized traffic that achieves appropriate public accessibility.2.  This section applies only to projects for which a construction site was not determined prior to May 11, 2000.2000 Acts, ch 1225, §34,39C2001, §18A.62007 Acts, ch 115, §15CS2007, §8A.3762008 Acts, ch 1032, §2018A.377Capitol — preservation of architectural and historic integrity.1.  A state agency, branch of government, or any other entity responsible for a construction, remodeling, restoration, maintenance, or other project in, on, or on the grounds surrounding the capitol shall ensure that the project preserves and enhances the dignity, beauty, and architectural and historic integrity of the capitol.2.  A project described in subsection 1 may vary from the architectural or historic integrity of the capitol if such variance is necessary to comply with state or federal laws relating to building accessibility or occupational safety or health, to address life safety issues, or for other compelling reasons. However, the state agency, branch of government, or other entity responsible for a project involving a variance from the architectural or historic integrity shall submit the plans for such project to the capitol planning commission and the capital projects committee of the legislative council for review.2002 Acts, ch 1030, §1C2003, §18A.6ACS2007, §8A.3778A.378State capitol view preservation.1.  The department of administrative services shall develop a state capitol view preservation plan. The purpose of the plan shall be to ensure that the most scenic views of the state capitol remain unobstructed by the erection of structures, including but not limited to buildings, towers, and monuments.2.  The plan shall include proposals for height and setback limitations of structures erected within the state capitol view, and shall include appropriate drawings, schematics, and aerial photographs necessary to establish the plan with sufficient clarity and definition.3.  The department shall negotiate implementation of the plan with the city of Des Moines with the goal of entering into a memorandum of understanding in relation to the plan. 96 Acts, ch 1218, §2818A.72003 Acts, ch 145, §286, 2007 Acts, ch 115, §168A.3782014 Acts, ch 1036, §98A.379 through 8A.400 
SUBCHAPTER IVSTATE HUMAN RESOURCEMANAGEMENT — OPERATIONSReferred to in 7F.1, 8B.4, 10A.104, 10A.601, 10A.801, 13.13, 13.34, 15.106C, 15H.5, 16.2A, 16.6, 20.5, 20.8, 20.18, 35A.8, 35D.14, 47.8, 55.1, 55.4, 68B.32, 73A.21, 84A.7, 86.2, 88.2, 88A.6, 89.1, 89A.4, 91A.9, 97B.4, 97B.49B, 99D.6, 99G.10, 103A.6, 123.9, 135.2, 135C.16, 135C.18, 137.104, 142A.5, 148.14, 148C.13, 152.3, 152.11, 153.33, 157.7, 158.6, 216A.2, 217.23, 218.10, 231.22, 252B.27, 256.9, 256.52, 256.54, 261A.6, 272C.7, 303.1A, 307.12, 421.1A, 455A.4, 474.10, 502.601, 505.4, 507.4, 507.5, 625.29, 691.1, 904.108, 904.303, 904A.4APART 1GENERAL PROVISIONS8A.401Definitions.As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise requires:1.  “Appointing authority” means the chairperson or person in charge of any state agency including, but not limited to, boards, bureaus, commissions, and departments, or an employee designated to act for an appointing authority.2.  “Merit system” means the merit system established under this subchapter.2003 Acts, ch 145, §578A.402State human resource management — responsibilities.1.  The department is the central agency responsible for state human resource management, including the following:a.  Policy and program development, workforce planning, and research.b.  Employment activities and transactions, including recruitment, examination, and certification of personnel seeking employment or promotion.c.  Compensation and benefits, including position classification, wages and salaries, and employee benefits. Employee benefits include, but are not limited to, group medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, workers’ compensation, unemployment benefits, sick leave, deferred compensation, holidays and vacations, tuition reimbursement, and educational leaves.d.  Equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and workforce diversity programs.e.  Education, training, and workforce development programs.f.  Personnel records and administration, including the audit of all personnel-related documents.g.  Employment relations, including the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements on behalf of the executive branch of the state and its departments and agencies as provided in chapter 20. However, the state board of regents, for the purposes of implementing and administering collective bargaining pursuant to chapter 20, shall act as the exclusive representative of the state with respect to its faculty, scientific, and other professional staff.h.  The coordination and management of the state’s human resource information system, except as otherwise required for those employees governed by chapter 262.i.  The development and implementation of a plan to centralize the human resource management functions for state executive branch agencies within the department, except for institutions under the control of the state board of regents.2.  The department, as it relates to the human resources of state government, shall do the following:a.  Establish and maintain a list of all employees in the executive branch of state government and set forth, as to each employee, the class title, pay, status, and other pertinent data. For employees governed by chapter 262, the director shall work collaboratively with the state board of regents to collect such information.b.  Foster and develop, in cooperation with appointing authorities and others, programs for the improvement of employee effectiveness, including training, safety, health, counseling, and welfare.c.  Encourage and exercise leadership in the development of effective personnel administration within the several state agencies, and make available the facilities of the department to this end.d.  The director may delegate any or all aspects of the recruitment, examination, and selection processes to an agency in the executive branch upon request by that agency. The director shall oversee all activities delegated to that agency.e.  Utilize appropriate persons, including officers and employees in the executive branch, to assist in the recruitment and examination of applicants for employment. These officers and employees are not entitled to extra pay for their services, but shall be paid their necessary traveling and other expenses.f.(1)  Develop, in consultation with the department of veterans affairs, programs to inform state employees who are members of the national guard or organized reserves of the armed forces of the United States, and their families, of their rights and benefits while the member is deployed in federal active duty.(2)  Develop, in consultation with the department of veterans affairs and the department of workforce development, programs to inform members of the national guard or organized reserves of the armed forces of the United States returning to Iowa following federal active duty about job opportunities in state government.(3)  Develop, in consultation with the department of veterans affairs, the department of education, the department of workforce development, the United States department of veterans affairs, and the United States department of labor, the following:(a)  Programs to inform disabled veterans returning to the state after federal active duty about federally funded job training opportunities in state government, pursuant to 38 U.S.C. ch.31.(b)  State government job training programs for disabled veterans that qualify for federal funding from the United States department of veterans affairs.(c)  A noncompetitive hiring program for disabled veterans who satisfactorily complete a federally funded job training program approved by the United States department of veterans affairs. The disabled veteran shall have trained in the class of positions for which the disabled veteran is to be noncompetitively appointed.g.(1)(a)  Consult with the department of management and discuss and collaborate with executive branch agencies to implement and maintain a policy for incrementally increasing the aggregate ratio in the number of employees per supervisory employee in executive branch agencies. For purposes of determining the effects of the policy on the state employee workforce, the base date of July 1, 2008, shall be used and the target date for full implementation shall be July 1, 2011. The target aggregate ratio of supervisory employees to other employees shall be as follows:(i)  For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2010, one to fourteen.(ii)  For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, one to fifteen.(b)  For the purposes of this paragraph “g”, “supervisory employee” means a public employee who is not a member of a collective bargaining unit and who has authority, in the interest of a public employer, to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline other public employees, to direct such public employees, or to adjust the grievances of such public employees, or to effectively recommend any such action.(c)  In this paragraph “g”, executive branch agencies, except the department of public safety, shall not grant a supervisory employee the right to replace or bump a junior employee not being laid off for a position for which the supervisory employee is qualified.(d)  The policy shall allow appropriation units with twenty-eight or fewer full-time equivalent employee positions to apply for an exception to the policy through the executive council. The policy shall allow for exceptions when the supervisory employee ratio is mandated by a federal requirement.(e)(i)  Beginning July 1, 2011, the policy shall allow a director of an executive branch agency who believes that the agency will not be able to reach the applicable target aggregate ratio to apply for a waiver of that requirement through a five-person review board. In applying for a waiver, the director shall provide detailed documentation to the board describing the efforts that the executive branch agency has made in attempting to meet the applicable target aggregate ratio provided in this paragraph “g”. The review board shall consist of the director of the department of management or a designee of the director, three agency directors or the designees of those directors as designated by the governor, and one public member selected by the employee organization representing the greatest number of executive branch employees. However, if a department represented on the review board seeks a waiver, the member representing the department shall not participate in the decision on whether to grant a waiver for that department.(ii)  Prior to determining whether to grant a waiver, the review board shall make an initial determination of whether the executive branch agency has provided sufficient information to conduct a review. If not, the review board shall deny the request and notify the executive branch agency of the information needed to consider the request for waiver. If a waiver is granted, the review board shall limit the waiver to only those operations within an executive branch agency in which adequate justification for granting a waiver has been established.(f)  The policy shall provide that if layoffs are implemented, the number of middle management position layoffs shall correspond to the relative number of direct service position layoffs.(g)  The policy shall improve on the system in effect as of the base date by specifically defining and accounting for supervisory employee span of control.(h)  The policy shall provide that in calculating the span of control ratio for an executive branch agency, unfunded full-time equivalent positions shall not be utilized.(i)  The department shall present an interim report to the governor and general assembly on or before April 1, 2010, annual updates on or before April 1 subsequently, and a final report on or before April 1, 2012, detailing the effects of the policy on the composition of the workforce, cost savings, government efficiency, and outcomes.(j)  The policy developed pursuant to this paragraph “g” shall not encompass employees under the state board of regents. (2)  Evaluate the state’s systems for job classification of executive branch employees in order to ensure the existence of technical skill-based career paths for such employees which do not depend upon an employee gaining supervisory responsibility for advancement, and which provide incentives for such employees to broaden their knowledge and skill base. The evaluation shall include but is not limited to a review of the classifications for all positions and providing options for eliminating obsolete, duplicative, or unnecessary job classifications. The department shall present interim reports to the general assembly on or before January 15, 2010, and January 14, 2011, concerning the department’s progress in completing the evaluation and associated outcomes.3.  The human resource management powers and duties of the department do not extend to the legislative branch or the judicial branch of state government, except for functions related to administering compensation and benefit programs.2003 Acts, ch 145, §58, 2004 Acts, ch 1086, §7, 2008 Acts, ch 1184, §33, 2009 Acts, ch 179, §27, 2010 Acts, ch 1031, §67, 69, 2010 Acts, ch 1171, §1, 2010 Acts, ch 1174, §1, 2012 Acts, ch 1072, §3, 4, 2013 Acts, ch 90, §2, 2013 Acts, ch 129, §38Referred to in 432.138A.403Hiring procedures nonmerit system positions.The department shall establish, by rule, procedures providing for the hiring of employees by a state agency to positions that are not covered by the merit system. The procedures shall require that an applicant for employment to a position that is not covered by the merit system disclose, in writing, whether the applicant has filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq. 2018 Acts, ch 1061, §3Referred to in 8A.4058A.404State employees disclosure requirements.An employee of a state agency shall disclose to the hiring authority for that employee if the employee has filed subsequent to hire a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq. 2018 Acts, ch 1061, §4Referred to in 8A.4058A.405Foreign agent registration disclosures penalty.A person who willfully violates section 8A.403, section 8A.404, or section 8A.413, subsection 6, or rules adopted pursuant to these provisions, is guilty of a serious misdemeanor.2018 Acts, ch 1061, §58A.406 through 8A.410 PART 2MERIT SYSTEM8A.411Merit system established — collective bargaining — applicability.1.  The general purpose of this subchapter is to establish for the state of Iowa a system of human resource administration based on merit principles and scientific methods to govern the appointment, compensation, promotion, welfare, development, transfer, layoff, removal, and discipline of its civil employees, and other incidents of state employment.2.  It is also the purpose of this subchapter to promote the coordination of personnel rules and policies with collective bargaining agreements negotiated under chapter 20.3.  All appointments and promotions to positions covered by the state merit system shall be made solely on the basis of merit and fitness, to be ascertained by examinations or other appropriate screening methods, except as otherwise specified in this subchapter.4.  Provisions of this subchapter pertaining to qualifications, examination, certification, probation, and just cause apply only to employees covered by the merit system.2003 Acts, ch 145, §598A.412Merit system — applicability — exceptions.The merit system shall apply to all employees of the state and to all positions in state government now existing or hereafter established. In addition, the director shall negotiate an agreement with the director of the department for the blind concerning the applicability of the merit system to the professional employees of the department for the blind. However, the merit system shall not apply to the following:1.  The general assembly, employees of the general assembly, other officers elected by popular vote, and persons appointed to fill vacancies in elective offices.2.  All judicial officers and court employees.3.  The staff of the governor.4.  All board members and commissioners whose appointments are provided for by the Code.5.  All presidents, deans, directors, teachers, professional and scientific personnel, and student employees under the jurisdiction of the state board of regents. The state board of regents shall adopt rules not inconsistent with the objectives of this subchapter for all of its employees not cited specifically in this subsection. The rules are subject to approval by the director. If at any time the director determines that the state board of regents merit system rules do not comply with the intent of this subchapter, the director may direct the board to correct the rules. The rules of the board are not in compliance until the corrections are made.6.  All appointments which are by law made by the governor.7.  All personnel of the armed services under state jurisdiction.8.  Persons who are paid a fee on a contract-for-services basis.9.  Seasonal employees appointed during a state agency’s designated six-month seasonal employment period during the same annual twelve-month period, as approved by the director.10.  Residents, patients, or inmates working in state institutions, or persons on parole working in work experience programs.11.  Professional employees under the supervision of the attorney general, the state public defender, the secretary of state, the auditor of state, the treasurer of state, and the public employment relations board. However, employees of the consumer advocate division of the department of justice, other than the consumer advocate, and administrative law judges appointed or employed by the public employment relations board are subject to the merit system.12.  Production and engineering personnel under the jurisdiction of the Iowa public broadcasting board.13.  Members of the state patrol and other peace officers employed by the department of public safety. The commissioner of public safety shall adopt rules not inconsistent with the objectives of this subchapter for the persons described in this subsection.14.  Professional employees of the arts division of the department of cultural affairs.15.  The chief deputy administrative officer and each division administrator of each state agency not otherwise specifically provided for in this section, and physicians not otherwise specifically provided for in this section. As used in this subsection, “division administrator” means a principal administrative or policymaking position designated by a chief administrative officer and approved by the director or as specified by law.16.  All confidential employees.17.  Other employees specifically exempted by law.18.  The administrator and the deputy administrator of the credit union division of the department of commerce, all members of the credit union review board, and all employees of the credit union division.19.  The superintendent of the banking division of the department of commerce, all members of the state banking council, and all employees of the banking division except for employees of the professional licensing and regulation bureau of the division.20.  Chief deputy industrial commissioners.21.  The appointee serving as the coordinator of the office of renewable fuels and coproducts, as provided in section 159A.3.22.  All employees of the Iowa state fair authority.23.  Up to six nonprofessional employees designated at the discretion of each statewide elected official.24.  The position classifications of employees of statewide elected officials that were exempt from the merit system as of June 30, 1994, shall remain exempt and any employees subsequently hired to fill any exempt position vacancies shall be classified as exempt employees.2003 Acts, ch 145, §60, 2004 Acts, ch 1101, §9, 2004 Acts, ch 1141, §1, 2005 Acts, ch 35, §31, 2006 Acts, ch 1177, §31, 2009 Acts, ch 57, §2, 2016 Acts, ch 1059, §1Referred to in 42.1, 68B.32, 123.9, 475A.3, 505.4, 507.4, 507.5
Equal opportunity and special appointments; §19B.2
8A.413State human resource management — rules.The department shall adopt rules for the administration of this subchapter pursuant to chapter 17A. Rulemaking shall be carried out with due regard to the terms of collective bargaining agreements. A rule shall not supersede a provision of a collective bargaining agreement negotiated under chapter 20. Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary, a rule or regulation shall not be adopted by the department which would deprive the state of Iowa, or any of its agencies or institutions, of federal grants or other forms of financial assistance. The rules shall provide:1.  For the preparation, maintenance, and revision of a job classification plan that encompasses each job in the executive branch, excluding job classifications under the state board of regents, based upon assigned duties and responsibilities, so that the same general qualifications may reasonably be required for and the same pay plan may be equitably applied to all jobs in the same job classification. The director shall classify the position of every employee in the executive branch, excluding employees of the state board of regents, into one of the classes in the plan. An appointing authority or employee adversely affected by a classification or reclassification decision may file an appeal with the director. Appeals of a classification or reclassification decision shall be exempt from the provisions of section 17A.11 and shall be heard by a committee appointed by the director. The classification or reclassification of a position that would cause the expenditure of additional salary funds shall not become effective if the expenditure of funds would be in excess of the total amount budgeted for the department of the appointing authority until budgetary approval has been obtained from the director of the department of management.2.  For notification of the governor when the public interest requires a decrease or increase of employees in any position or type of employment not otherwise provided by law, or the creation or abolishment of any position or type of employment, as determined by the director, acting in good faith. Thereafter, the position or type of employment shall stand abolished or created and the number of employees therein reduced or increased.3.  For pay plans covering all employees in the executive branch, excluding employees of the state board of regents, after consultation with the governor and appointing authorities, and consistent with the terms of collective bargaining agreements negotiated under chapter 20.4.  For examinations to determine the relative fitness of applicants for employment.a.  Such examinations shall be practical in character and shall relate to such matters as will fairly assess the ability of the applicant to discharge the duties of the position to which appointment is sought.b.  Where the Code of Iowa establishes certification, registration, or licensing provisions, such documents shall be considered prima facie evidence of basic skills accomplishment and such persons shall be exempt from further basic skills examination.5.  For the public announcement of vacancies at least ten days in advance of the date fixed for the filing of applications for the vacancies, and the advertisement of the vacancies through the communications media. The director may, however, in the director’s discretion, continue to receive applications and examine candidates for a period adequate to assure a sufficient number of eligibles to meet the needs of the system, and may add the names of successful candidates to existing eligible lists.6.  For an applicant for employment in the executive branch to disclose in the application for employment whether the applicant has filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq. 7.  For promotions which shall give appropriate consideration to the applicant’s qualifications, record of performance, and conduct. A promotion means a change in the status of an employee from a position in one class to a position in another class having a higher pay grade.8.  For the establishment of lists for appointment and promotion, upon which lists shall be placed the names of successful candidates.9.  For the rejection of applicants who fail to meet reasonable requirements.10.  For the appointment by the appointing authority of a person on the appropriate list to fill a vacancy.11.  For a probation period of six months, excluding educational or training leave, before appointment may be made complete, and during which period a probationer may be discharged or reduced in class or pay. If the employee’s services are unsatisfactory, the employee shall be dropped from the payroll on or before the expiration of the probation period. If satisfactory, the appointment shall be deemed permanent. The determination of the appointing authority shall be final and conclusive.12.  For temporary employment for not more than seven hundred eighty hours in a fiscal year.13.  For provisional employment when there is no appropriate list available. Such provisional employment shall not continue longer than one hundred eighty calendar days.14.  For transfer from a position in one state agency to a similar position in the same state agency or another state agency involving similar qualifications, duties, responsibilities, and salary ranges. Whenever an employee transfers or is transferred from one state agency to another state agency, the employee’s seniority rights, any accumulated sick leave, and accumulated vacation time, as provided in the law, shall be transferred to the new place of employment and credited to the employee. Employees who are subject to contracts negotiated under chapter 20 which include transfer provisions shall be governed by the contract provisions.15.  For reinstatement of persons who have attained permanent status and who resign in good standing or who are laid off from their positions without fault or delinquency on their part.16.  For establishing in cooperation with the appointing authorities a performance management system for all employees in the executive branch, excluding employees of the state board of regents, which shall be considered in determining salary increases; as a factor in promotions; as a factor in determining the order of layoffs and in reinstatement; as a factor in demotions, discharges, and transfers; and for the regular evaluation, at least annually, of the qualifications and performance of those employees.17.  For layoffs by reason of lack of funds or work, or reorganization, and for the recall of employees so laid off, giving consideration in layoffs to the employee’s performance record and length of service. An employee who has been laid off may be on a recall list for one year, which list shall be exhausted by the organizational unit enforcing the layoff before selection of an employee may be made from the promotional or nonpromotional list in the employee’s classification. Employees who are subject to contracts negotiated under chapter 20 which include layoff and recall provisions shall be governed by the contract provisions.18.  For imposition, as a disciplinary measure, of a suspension from service without pay.19.a.  For discharge, suspension, or reduction in job classification or pay grade for any of the following causes:(1)  Failure to perform assigned duties.(2)  Inadequacy in performing assigned duties.(3)  Negligence.(4)  Inefficiency.(5)  Incompetence.(6)  Insubordination.(7)  Unrehabilitated alcoholism or narcotics addiction.(8)  Dishonesty.(9)  Unlawful discrimination.(10)  Failure to maintain a license, certificate, or qualification necessary for a job classification or position.(11)  Any act or conduct which adversely affects the employee’s performance or the employing agency.(12)  Any other good cause for discharge, suspension, or reduction.b.  The person discharged, suspended, or reduced shall be given a written statement of the reasons for the discharge, suspension, or reduction within twenty-four hours after the discharge, suspension, or reduction.c.  All persons concerned with the administration of this subchapter shall use their best efforts to ensure that this subchapter and the rules adopted pursuant to this subchapter shall not be a means of protecting or retaining unqualified or unsatisfactory employees, and shall discharge, suspend, or reduce in job classification or pay grade all employees who should be discharged, suspended, or reduced for any of the causes stated in this subsection.20.  For establishment of a uniform plan for resolving employee grievances and complaints. Employees who are subject to contracts negotiated under chapter 20 which include grievance and complaint provisions shall be governed by the contract provisions.21.  For attendance regulations, and special leaves of absence, with or without pay, or reduced pay, in the various classes of positions in the executive branch, excluding positions under the state board of regents.a.  Employees who are subject to contracts negotiated under chapter 20 which include leave of absence provisions shall be governed by the contract provisions.b.  Annual sick leave and vacation time shall be granted in accordance with section 70A.1.22.  For the development and operation of programs to improve the work effectiveness and morale of employees in the executive branch, excluding employees of the state board of regents, including training, safety, health, welfare, counseling, recreation, and employee relations.23.  For veterans preference through a provision that veterans, as defined in section 35.1, shall have five points added to the grade or score attained in qualifying examinations for appointment to jobs.a.  Veterans who have a service-connected disability or are receiving compensation, disability benefits, or pension under laws administered by the United States department of veterans affairs shall have ten points added to the grades attained in qualifying examinations.b.  A veteran who has been awarded the purple heart for disabilities incurred in action shall be considered to have a service-connected disability.24.  For acceptance of the qualifications, requirements, regulations, and general provisions established under other sections of the Code pertaining to professional registration, certification, and licensing.25.  For the development and operation of programs to promote job sharing, telecommuting, and flex-time opportunities for employment within the executive branch. 2003 Acts, ch 145, §61, 2008 Acts, ch 1031, §77, 2009 Acts, ch 26, §1, 2010 Acts, ch 1031, §61, 2018 Acts, ch 1061, §6Referred to in 8A.405, 8A.414, 19B.12, 148.2B, 152.2, 313.4, 474.18A.414Experimental research projects.The director may conduct experimental or research personnel-related projects of limited duration designed to improve the quality of the employment system. The provisions of section 8A.413 or administrative rules adopted pursuant to that section are waived for the purposes of such projects. Projects adopted under this authority shall not violate existing collective bargaining agreements. Any projects that relate to issues covered by such agreements or issues that are mandatory subjects of collective bargaining are subject to negotiations as applicable. The director shall notify the chairpersons of the standing committees on appropriations of the senate and the house of representatives and the chairpersons of the appropriate subcommittees of those committees of the proposed projects. The notice from the director shall include the purpose of the project, a description of the project, and how the project will be evaluated. Chairpersons notified shall be given at least two weeks to review and comment on the proposal before the project is implemented. The director shall report the results of the experimental research projects conducted in the preceding fiscal year to the legislative council by September 30 of each year.2003 Acts, ch 145, §628A.415Grievance and discipline resolution procedures.1.Grievances.a.  An employee, except an employee covered by a collective bargaining agreement which provides otherwise, who has exhausted the available agency steps in the uniform grievance procedure provided for in the department rules may, within seven calendar days following the date a decision was received or should have been received at the second step of the grievance procedure, file the grievance at the third step with the director. The director shall respond within thirty calendar days following receipt of the third step grievance.b.  If not satisfied, the employee may, within thirty calendar days following the director’s response, file an appeal with the public employment relations board. The hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of the public employment relations board and the Iowa administrative procedure Act, chapter 17A. Decisions rendered shall be based upon a standard of substantial compliance with this subchapter and the rules of the department. Decisions by the public employment relations board constitute final agency action. However, if the employee is an administrative law judge appointed or employed by the public employment relations board, the employee’s appeal shall be heard by an administrative law judge employed by the administrative hearings division of the department of inspections and appeals in accordance with the provisions of section 10A.801, whose decision shall constitute final agency action.c.  For purposes of this subsection, “uniform grievance procedure” does not include procedures for discipline and discharge.2.Discipline resolution.a.  A merit system employee, except an employee covered by a collective bargaining agreement, who is discharged, suspended, demoted, or otherwise receives a reduction in pay, except during the employee’s probationary period, may bypass steps one and two of the grievance procedure and appeal the disciplinary action to the director within seven calendar days following the effective date of the action. The director shall respond within thirty calendar days following receipt of the appeal.b.  If not satisfied, the employee may, within thirty calendar days following the director’s response, file an appeal with the public employment relations board. The employee has the right to a hearing closed to the public, unless a public hearing is requested by the employee. The hearing shall otherwise be conducted in accordance with the rules of the public employment relations board and the Iowa administrative procedure Act, chapter 17A. If the public employment relations board finds that the action taken by the appointing authority was for political, religious, racial, national origin, sex, age, or other reasons not constituting just cause, the employee may be reinstated without loss of pay or benefits for the elapsed period, or the public employment relations board may provide other appropriate remedies. Decisions by the public employment relations board constitute final agency action. However, if the employee is an administrative law judge appointed or employed by the public employment relations board, the employee’s appeal shall be heard by an administrative law judge employed by the administrative hearings division of the department of inspections and appeals in accordance with the provisions of section 10A.801, whose decision shall constitute final agency action.2003 Acts, ch 145, §63, 2007 Acts, ch 22, §3, 2008 Acts, ch 1032, §201, 2016 Acts, ch 1059, §2, 3Referred to in 20.6, 235A.158A.416Discrimination, political activity, use of official influence prohibited.1.  A person shall not be appointed or promoted to, or demoted or discharged from, any position in the merit system, or in any way favored or discriminated against with respect to employment in the merit system because of the person’s political or religious opinions or affiliations or race or national origin or sex, or age.2.  A person holding a position in the classified service shall not, during the person’s working hours or when performing the person’s duties or when using state equipment or at any time on state property, take part in any way in soliciting any contribution for any political party or any person seeking political office, and such employee shall not engage in any political activity that will impair the employee’s efficiency during working hours or cause the employee to be tardy or absent from work. This section does not preclude any employee from holding any office for which no pay is received or any office for which only token pay is received.3.  A person shall not seek or attempt to use any political endorsement in connection with any appointment to a position in the merit system.4.  A person shall not use or promise to use, directly or indirectly, any official authority or influence, whether possessed or anticipated, to secure or attempt to secure for any person an appointment or advantage in appointment to a position in the merit system, or an increase in pay or other advantage in employment in any such position, for the purpose of influencing the vote or political action of any person or for any consideration.5.  An employee shall not use the employee’s official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with an election or affecting the results thereof.6.  Any officer or employee who violates this section shall be subject to suspension, dismissal, or demotion subject to the right of appeal provided in this subchapter.7.  The director shall adopt any rules necessary for further restricting political activities of employees in the executive branch, but only to the extent necessary to comply with federal standards. Employees retain the right to vote as they please and to express their opinions on all subjects.2003 Acts, ch 145, §64Referred to in 8A.102, 8A.418, 8B.2, 55.1
See also chapters 39A and 721
8A.417Prohibited actions.1.  A person shall not make any false statement, certificate, mark, rating, or report with regard to any examination or appointment made under this subchapter or in any manner commit or attempt to commit any fraud preventing the impartial execution of this subchapter and the rules adopted pursuant to this subchapter.2.  A person shall not, directly or indirectly, give, render, pay, offer, solicit, or accept any money, service, or other valuable consideration for or on account of any appointment, proposed appointment, promotion, or proposed promotion to, or any advantage in, a position in the merit system.3.  An employee of the department or any other person shall not defeat, deceive, or obstruct any person in the person’s right to examination or appointment under this subchapter, or furnish to any person any special or secret information for the purpose of affecting the rights or prospects of any person with respect to employment in the merit system.4.  A person shall not discharge an employee from or take or fail to take action regarding an employee’s appointment or proposed appointment to, promotion or proposed promotion to, or any advantage in, a position in a merit system administered by, or subject to approval of, the director as a reprisal for a failure by that employee to inform the person that the employee made a disclosure of information permitted by this section, or for a disclosure of any information by that employee to a member or employee of the general assembly, or for a disclosure of information to any other public official or law enforcement agency if the employee reasonably believes the information evidences a violation of law or rule, mismanagement, a gross abuse of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety. However, an employee may be required to inform the person that the employee made a disclosure of information permitted by this section if the employee represented that the disclosure was the official position of the employee’s immediate supervisor or employer. This subsection does not apply if the disclosure of the information is prohibited by statute.2003 Acts, ch 145, §65Referred to in 8A.418
See also §70A.28
8A.418Federal programs exemption exceptions — penalty.1.  Notwithstanding the provisions of this subchapter to the contrary, a person employed under a temporary, emergency employment utilization program funded by the federal government which program does not exceed one year and which program is not subject to merit system standards by federal law, shall be exempt from this subchapter except as provided in this section.2.  A person employed as provided in this section shall be subject to the provisions of section 8A.416 relating to political activity and the civil penalties contained in such section and, consistent with subsection 1, the provisions of section 8A.417 relating to prohibited actions.3.  A person violating this section shall be subject to the penalty provided for in section 8A.458.2003 Acts, ch 145, §668A.419 through 8A.430 
PART 3EMPLOYEE BENEFITS8A.431Iowa management training system — training revolving fund.1.  The department shall establish and administer an Iowa management training system for the state.2.  A training revolving fund is created in the state treasury under the control of the department. The moneys credited to the fund shall be used for the purpose of paying actual and necessary expenses incurred by the department in administering the training system. All fees, grants, or specific appropriations for this purpose shall be credited to the fund. The fees for the training system courses shall be set by the director to cover the costs of course development, training materials, facilities and equipment, professional instructors, and administration. The fees shall be paid to the department by the state agency sending the employees for training and the payment shall be credited to the training revolving fund. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys in the revolving fund shall not revert. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or earnings on moneys deposited in the fund shall be credited to the fund.2003 Acts, ch 145, §678A.432Combined charitable campaign program, fees, revolving fund.1.  The department shall establish and administer a combined charitable campaign program for state employees.2.  A combined charitable campaign revolving fund is created in the state treasury under the control of the department. The moneys credited to the fund shall be used for the purpose of paying actual and necessary expenses incurred by the department in administering the program. Administrative expenses shall not exceed five percent of the contributions pledged the previous year. All fees, grants, or specific appropriations for this purpose shall be credited to the fund. The fees for the program shall be set by the director to cover only the cost of administration and materials and shall not cover salaries of state employees involved in the administration of the program. The fees shall be paid to the department from the voluntary employee contributions and the payment shall be credited to the revolving fund. Notwithstanding section 8.33, any moneys in the fund shall not revert. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or earnings on moneys deposited in the fund shall be credited to the fund.2003 Acts, ch 145, §688A.433Deferred compensation plan.The department shall make available to eligible state employees the option of utilizing mutual funds as an investment alternative to the state’s deferred compensation plan established under section 509A.12. Participating employees shall, to the extent permitted by law, be allowed to transfer moneys deferred under the plan to a mutual fund offered pursuant to section 509A.12. The department may make the deferred compensation plan established pursuant to this section available to governmental employees of a public entity authorized to establish a deferred compensation program pursuant to section 509A.12.2003 Acts, ch 145, §698A.434Iowa state employee deferred compensation trust fund.1.  A separate, special Iowa state employee deferred compensation trust fund is created in the state treasury under the control of the department. The fund shall consist of all moneys deposited in the fund pursuant to this section, any other assets that must be held in trust for the exclusive benefit of participants in the state’s deferred compensation program as required by section 457 of the federal Internal Revenue Code, and interest and earnings thereon, and shall be used for the exclusive benefit of participants in a deferred compensation program established by the state under section 509A.12.2.  The director is the trustee of the fund and shall administer the fund. Any loss to the fund shall be charged against the fund and the director shall not be personally liable for such loss. In addition, the director is the trustee of any trusts referenced in section 457(g) of the federal Internal Revenue Code. Any loss to the trusts shall be charged against the trusts and the director shall not be personally liable for such loss.3.  Any compensation or portion of compensation reduced by a participant in conjunction with a deferred compensation program established by the state under section 509A.12 and any earnings or income thereon shall be held in trust and used for the exclusive benefit of the participant or the participant’s beneficiary as provided by section 457 of the federal Internal Revenue Code.4.  For purposes of this section, custodial accounts, annuity contracts, and any other contracts referenced in section 457(g) of the federal Internal Revenue Code shall be treated as trusts for purposes of section 457 of the federal Internal Revenue Code.5.  Moneys in the fund are not subject to section 8.33. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or earnings on moneys in the fund shall be credited to the fund.2003 Acts, ch 145, §708A.435State employee deferred compensation match trust fund.1.  A separate, special Iowa state employee deferred compensation match trust fund is created in the state treasury under the control of the department. The trust fund shall consist of all moneys deposited in the fund, and other assets that must be held in trust for the exclusive benefit of participants in the state’s deferred compensation match program as required by section 401(a) of the federal Internal Revenue Code, and interest and earnings thereon, and shall be used for the exclusive benefit of participants and their beneficiaries in a deferred compensation match program established by the state under section 509A.12.2.  The director is the trustee of the fund and shall administer the fund. Any loss to the fund shall be charged against the trust and the director shall not be personally liable for such loss.3.  Moneys in the fund are not subject to section 8.33. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or earnings on moneys in the fund shall be credited to the fund.2003 Acts, ch 145, §718A.436State employee dependent care spending account trust fund.1.  A separate, special Iowa state employee dependent care spending account trust fund is created in the state treasury under the control of the department. The trust fund consists of all moneys, including monthly administrative charges paid by a state department or agency as authorized by section 8A.451, held in trust for the exclusive benefit of participants in the state’s dependent care spending account plan. Moneys in the fund are not subject to section 8.33. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, interest and earnings from moneys in the trust fund shall be credited to the trust fund and shall be used exclusively for the benefit of plan participants.2.  The director shall serve as trustee of the trust fund and shall administer the fund as required by sections 125 and 129 of the federal Internal Revenue Code. Any loss to the fund shall be charged against the fund and the director shall not be personally liable for such loss. The director has the authority to direct expenditures as deemed appropriate to the exclusive benefit of the plan participants.2003 Acts, ch 145, §728A.437State employee health flexible spending account trust fund.1.  The director shall establish for state employees a health flexible spending account plan which offers multiple benefits to state employees. The state’s health flexible spending account plan shall be established to meet the conditions of section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.2.  A separate, special Iowa state employee health flexible spending account trust fund is created in the state treasury under the control of the department. The trust fund consists of all moneys appropriated to the fund, all monthly administrative charges paid by a state department or agency as authorized by section 8A.451, and any other assets directed to be held in trust for the exclusive benefit of participants in the state’s health flexible spending account plan. Moneys in the fund are not subject to section 8.33. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, interest and earnings from moneys in the trust fund shall be credited to the trust fund and shall be used exclusively for the benefit of plan participants.3.  The director shall serve as trustee of the trust fund and has the authority to direct expenditures as deemed appropriate to the exclusive benefit of the plan participants.2003 Acts, ch 145, §73
Authority of governing body, §509A.1
8A.438Tax-sheltered investment contracts.1.  The director may establish a tax-sheltered investment program for eligible employees. The director may arrange for the provision of investment vehicles authorized under section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, as defined in section 422.3. The tax-sheltered investment program shall include investment vehicles authorized under section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code provided by any insurance company or investment company that is recommended for inclusion in the program by a person licensed as an insurance producer under chapter 522B, or registered as a securities agent or investment adviser representative under chapter 502, by the insurance division of the department of commerce. The director shall require each insurance company and investment company included in the program to utilize the third party administrator selected by the department and a common remitter, and shall limit the total number of insurance companies and investment companies in the program to no more than thirty. To be eligible for inclusion in the program, an insurance company shall have filed with, and had the company’s contract and forms approved by, the insurance division of the department of commerce, and an investment company shall be registered with the federal securities and exchange commission. The department may offer the tax-sheltered investment program to eligible public employers in the state of Iowa.2.a.  A special, separate tax-sheltered investment revolving trust fund is created in the state treasury under the control of the department. The fund shall consist of all moneys deposited in the fund pursuant to this section, any funds received from other entities in the state of Iowa, and interest and earnings thereon. The director is the trustee of the fund and shall administer the fund. Any loss to the fund shall be charged against the fund and the director shall not be personally liable for such loss.b.  Moneys in the fund are not subject to section 8.33. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or earnings on moneys in the fund shall be credited to the fund.2003 Acts, ch 145, §74, 2008 Acts, ch 1171, §57, 2017 Acts, ch 118, §1Referred to in 260C.14, 273.3, 294.168A.439Longevity pay prohibited — exception.A state employee subject to the provisions of this subchapter shall not be entitled to longevity pay except for those employees granted longevity pay pursuant to section 307.48.2003 Acts, ch 145, §758A.440 through 8A.450 
PART 4MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS8A.451Human resources administrative costs.1.  The department may quarterly render a statement to each department or agency which operates in whole or in part from other than general fund appropriations for a pro rata share of the cost of administration of the department, or a portion thereof, as it relates to the state human resources management duties of the department pursuant to this subchapter. The expense shall be paid by the state department or agency in the same manner as other expenses of that department or agency are paid and all moneys received shall be deposited in the general fund of the state.2.  The department shall render monthly a statement to each state department or agency for a pro rata share of the cost of administration of the state employee flexible spending accounts. The expense shall be paid by the state department or agency in the same manner as other expenses of that state department or agency are paid and all moneys received for administration costs shall be deposited in the appropriate fund.2003 Acts, ch 145, §76Referred to in 8A.436, 8A.4378A.452Use of public buildings.All officers and employees of the state and of political subdivisions of the state shall allow the department the reasonable use of public buildings under their control, and furnish heat, light, and furniture for any examination, hearing, or investigation authorized by this subchapter. The department shall pay to a political subdivision the reasonable cost of any such facilities furnished.2003 Acts, ch 145, §778A.453Aid by state employees — records and information.1.  All officers and employees of the state shall comply with and aid in all proper ways in carrying out the provisions of this subchapter and the rules and orders under this subchapter. All officers and employees shall furnish any records or information which the director requires for any purpose of this subchapter. The director may institute and maintain any action or proceeding at law or in equity that the director considers necessary or appropriate to secure compliance with this subchapter and the rules and orders under this subchapter.2.  The director may delegate to a person in any department, agency, board, commission, or office, located away from the seat of government, any of the duties imposed by this subchapter upon the director.2003 Acts, ch 145, §788A.454Health insurance administration fund.1.  A separate, special Iowa state health insurance administration fund is created in the state treasury under the control of the department. The fund shall consist of all moneys deposited in the fund from proceeds of a monthly per contract administrative charge assessed and collected by the department. Moneys deposited in the fund shall be expended by the department for health insurance program administration costs. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or earnings on moneys deposited in the fund shall be credited to the fund.2.  A monthly per contract administrative charge shall be assessed by the department on all health insurance plans administered by the department in which the contract holder has a state employer to pay the charge. The amount of the administrative charge shall be established by the general assembly. The department shall collect the administrative charge from each department utilizing the centralized payroll system and shall deposit the proceeds in the fund. In addition, the state board of regents, the state fair board, the state department of transportation, and each judicial district department of correctional services shall remit the administrative charge on a monthly basis to the department and shall submit a report to the department containing the number and type of health insurance contracts held by each of its employees whose health insurance is administered by the department.3.  The expenditure of moneys from the fund in any fiscal year shall not exceed the amount of the monthly charge established by the general assembly multiplied by the number of health insurance contracts in effect at the beginning of the same fiscal year in which the expenditures shall be made. Any unencumbered or unobligated moneys in the fund at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall be transferred to the health insurance premium reserve fund established pursuant to section 509A.5.2003 Acts, ch 145, §79, 2007 Acts, ch 115, §9, 18, 2009 Acts, ch 181, §34, 36, 2010 Acts, ch 1189, §38, 40, 2011 Acts, ch 132, §35, 1068A.455Certification of payrolls — actions.1.  A state disbursing or auditing officer shall not make or approve or take part in making or approving a payment for personnel services to any person unless the payroll voucher or account of the pay bears the certification of the director, or of the director’s authorized agent, that the persons named have been appointed and employed in accordance with this subchapter and the rules and orders under this subchapter, and that funds are available for the payment of the persons.2.  The director may, for proper cause, withhold certification from an entire payroll or from any specific item or items on a payroll. The director may, however, provide that certification of payrolls may be made once every year, and such certification shall remain in effect except in the case of any officer or employee whose status has changed after the last certification of the officer’s or employee’s payroll. In the latter case a voucher for payment of salary to such employee shall not be issued or payment of salary shall not be made without further certification by the director.3.  Any citizen may maintain an action in accordance with chapter 17A to restrain a disbursing officer from making any payment in contravention of this subchapter, or rule or order under this subchapter. Any sum paid contrary to this subchapter or any rule or order under this subchapter may be recovered in an action in accordance with chapter 17A maintained by any citizen, from any officer who made, approved, or authorized such payment or who signed or countersigned a voucher, payroll, check, or warrant for such payment, or from the sureties on the official bond of any such officer. All moneys recovered in any such action shall be paid into the state treasury.4.  Any person appointed or employed in contravention of this subchapter or of any rule or order under this subchapter who performs service for which the person is not paid may maintain an action in accordance with chapter 17A against the officer or officers who purported so to appoint or employ the person to recover the agreed pay for such services or the reasonable value of the services if no pay was agreed upon. An officer shall not be reimbursed by the state at any time for any sum paid to such person on account of such services.5.  If the director wrongfully withholds certification of the payroll voucher or account of any employee, such employee may maintain a proceeding in accordance with chapter 17A in the courts to compel the director to certify such a payroll voucher or account.2003 Acts, ch 145, §808A.456Access to records.1.  An employee subject to the provisions of this subchapter shall have access to the employee’s personal file.2.  An applicant for a position subject to the provisions of this subchapter shall be permitted to review, in accordance with such rules as the director may prescribe, any evaluation resulting from the application for employment.2003 Acts, ch 145, §81
See also §91B.1
8A.457Workers’ compensation claims.The director shall employ appropriate staff to handle and adjust claims of state employees for workers’ compensation benefits pursuant to chapters 85, 85A, 85B, and 86, or with the approval of the executive council contract for the services or purchase workers’ compensation insurance coverage for state employees or selected groups of state employees. A state employee workers’ compensation fund is created in the state treasury under the control of the department to pay state employee workers’ compensation claims and administrative costs. The department shall establish a rating formula and assess premiums to all agencies, departments, and divisions of the state including those which have not received an appropriation for the payment of workers’ compensation insurance and which operate from moneys other than from the general fund of the state. The department shall collect the premiums and deposit them into the state employee workers’ compensation fund. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys deposited in the state employee workers’ compensation fund shall not revert to the general fund of the state at the end of any fiscal year, but shall remain in the state employee workers’ compensation fund and be continuously available to pay state employee workers’ compensation claims. The director may, to the extent practicable, contract with a private organization to handle the processing and payment of claims and services rendered under the provisions of this section.2003 Acts, ch 145, §828A.458Penalty.A person who willfully violates this subchapter or any rules adopted pursuant to this subchapter, where no other penalty is prescribed, is guilty of a simple misdemeanor.2003 Acts, ch 145, §83Referred to in 8A.4188A.459State employee pay and allowances electronic funds transfer.Effective July 1, 2011, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, all pay and allowances to state employees shall be paid via electronic funds transfer, unless otherwise provided pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement. A state employee may elect to receive pay and allowances as paper warrants in lieu of electronic funds transfers, but the department shall charge an administrative fee for processing such paper warrants. However, the department may, for good cause shown, waive the administrative fee. The fee may be automatically deducted from the state employee’s pay and allowances before the warrant is issued to the state employee. 2010 Acts, ch 1031, §78
See also §91A.3
Electronic funds transfers, see chapter 527
8A.460Terminal liability health insurance fund.1.  A terminal liability health insurance fund is created in the state treasury under the control of the department of administrative services. The proceeds of the terminal liability health insurance fund shall be used by the department of administrative services to pay the state’s share of the terminal liability of the existing health insurance contract administered by the department of administrative services. The moneys appropriated to the terminal liability health insurance fund plus any additional moneys appropriated or collected pursuant to 2001 Acts, ch.190, or other Acts of the general assembly shall constitute the total amount due to pay the terminal liability specified in this section.2.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, any unencumbered or unobligated balance remaining in the terminal liability health insurance fund at the close of a fiscal year shall not revert.2001 Acts, ch 190, §20421.462002 Acts, ch 1175, §15, 2003 Acts, ch 145, §286, 2017 Acts, ch 29, §1688A.4608A.461 through 8A.501 
SUBCHAPTER VFINANCIAL ADMINISTRATIONReferred to in 25.28A.502Financial administration duties.The department shall provide for the efficient management and administration of the financial resources of state government and shall have and assume the following powers and duties:1.Centralized accounting and payroll system.To assume the responsibilities related to a centralized accounting system for state government and to establish a centralized payroll system for all state agencies. However, the state board of regents and institutions under the control of the state board of regents shall not be required to utilize the centralized payroll system.2.Setoff procedures.To establish and maintain a setoff procedure as provided in section 8A.504.3.Cost allocation system.To establish a cost allocation system as provided in section 8A.505.4.Collection and payment of funds — monthly payments.To control the payment of all moneys into the state treasury, and all payments from the state treasury by the preparation of appropriate warrants, or warrant checks, directing such collections and payment, and to advise the treasurer of state monthly in writing of the amount of public funds not currently needed for operating expenses. Whenever the state treasury includes state funds that require distribution to counties, cities, or other political subdivisions of this state, and the counties, cities, and other political subdivisions certify to the director that warrants will be stamped for lack of funds within the thirty-day period following certification, the director may partially distribute the funds on a monthly basis. Whenever the law requires that any funds be paid by a specific date, the director shall prepare a final accounting and shall make a final distribution of any remaining funds prior to that date.5.Preaudit system.To establish and fix a reasonable imprest cash fund for each state department and institution for disbursement purposes where needed. These revolving funds shall be reimbursed only upon vouchers approved by the director. It is the purpose of this subsection to establish a preaudit system of settling all claims against the state, but the preaudit system is not applicable to any of the following:a.  Institutions under the control of the state board of regents.b.  The state fair board as established in chapter 173.c.  The Iowa dairy industry commission as established in chapter 179, the Iowa beef cattle producers association as established in chapter 181, the Iowa pork producers council as established in chapter 183A, the Iowa egg council as established in chapter 184, the Iowa turkey marketing council as established in chapter 184A, the Iowa soybean association as provided in chapter 185, and the Iowa corn promotion board as established in chapter 185C.6.Audit of claims.To set rules and procedures for the preaudit of claims by individual agencies or organizations. The director reserves the right to refuse to accept incomplete or incorrect claims and to review, preaudit, or audit claims as determined by the director.7.Contracts.To certify, record, and encumber all formal contracts to prevent overcommitment of appropriations and allotments.8.Accounts.To keep the central budget and proprietary control accounts of the general fund of the state and special funds, as defined in section 8.2, of the state government. Upon elimination of the state deficit under generally accepted accounting principles, including the payment of items budgeted in a subsequent fiscal year which under generally accepted accounting principles should be budgeted in the current fiscal year, the recognition of revenues received and expenditures paid and transfers received and paid within the time period required pursuant to section 8.33 shall be in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Budget accounts are those accounts maintained to control the receipt and disposition of all funds, appropriations, and allotments. Proprietary accounts are those accounts relating to assets, liabilities, income, and expense. For each fiscal year, the financial position and results of operations of the state shall be reported in a comprehensive annual financial report prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, as established by the governmental accounting standards board.9.Fair board and board of regents.To control the financial operations of the state fair board and the institutions under the state board of regents:a.  By charging all warrants issued to the respective educational institutions and the state fair board to an advance account to be further accounted for and not as an expense which requires no further accounting.b.  By charging all collections made by the educational institutions and state fair board to the respective advance accounts of the institutions and state fair board, and by crediting all such repayment collections to the respective appropriations and special funds.c.  By charging all disbursements made to the respective allotment accounts of each educational institution or state fair board and by crediting all such disbursements to the respective advance and inventory accounts.d.  By requiring a monthly abstract of all receipts and of all disbursements, both money and stores, and a complete account current each month from each educational institution and the state fair board.10.Entities representing agricultural producers.To control the financial operations of the Iowa dairy industry commission as provided in chapter 179, the Iowa beef cattle producers association as provided in chapter 181, the Iowa pork producers council as provided in chapter 183A, the Iowa egg council as provided in chapter 184, the Iowa turkey marketing council as provided in chapter 184A, the Iowa soybean association as provided in chapter 185, and the Iowa corn promotion board as provided in chapter 185C.11.Custody of records.To have the custody of all books, papers, records, documents, vouchers, conveyances, leases, mortgages, bonds, and other securities appertaining to the fiscal affairs and property of the state, which are not required to be kept in some other office.12.Interest of the permanent school fund.To transfer the interest of the permanent school fund to the credit of the interest for Iowa schools fund.13.Forms.To prescribe all accounting and business forms and the system of accounts and reports of financial transactions by all departments and agencies of the state government other than those of the legislative branch.14.Federal Cash Management and Improvement Act administrator.a.  To serve as administrator for state actions relating to the federal Cash Management and Improvement Act of 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-453, as codified in 31 U.S.C. §6503. The director shall perform the following duties relating to the federal law:(1)  Act as the designated representative of the state in the negotiation and administration of contracts between the state and federal government relating to the federal law.(2)  Modify the centralized statewide accounting system and develop, or require to be developed by the appropriate departments of state government, the reports and procedures necessary to complete the managerial and financial reports required to comply with the federal law.b.  There is annually appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department an amount sufficient to pay interest costs that may be due the federal government as a result of implementation of the federal law. This paragraph does not authorize the payment of interest from the general fund of the state for any departmental revolving, trust, or special fund where monthly interest earnings accrue to the credit of the departmental revolving, trust, or special fund. For any departmental revolving, trust, or special fund where monthly interest is accrued to the credit of the fund, the director may authorize a supplemental expenditure to pay interest costs from the individual fund which are due the federal government as a result of implementation of the federal law.2003 Acts, ch 145, §84, 2004 Acts, ch 1086, §8, 2005 Acts, ch 179, §104, 105, 2008 Acts, ch 1032, §114, 201, 2010 Acts, ch 1193, §30, 31, 2011 Acts, ch 122, §40Referred to in 8.31, 8A.111, 218.858A.503Rules — deposit of departmental moneys.The director shall prescribe by rule the manner and methods by which all departments and agencies of the state who collect money for and on behalf of the state shall cause the money to be deposited with the treasurer of state or in a depository designated by the treasurer of state. All such moneys collected shall be deposited at such times and in such depositories to permit the state of Iowa to deposit the funds in a manner consistent with the state’s investment policies. All such moneys shall be promptly deposited, as directed, even though the individual amount remitted may not be correct. If any individual amount remitted is in excess of the amount required, the department or agency receiving the same shall refund the excess amount. If the individual amount remitted is insufficient, the person, firm, or corporation concerned shall be immediately billed for the amount of the deficiency.2003 Acts, ch 145, §858A.504Setoff procedures.1.Definitions.As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:a.  “Collection entity” means the department of administrative services and any other public agency that maintains a separate accounting system and elects to establish a debt collection setoff procedure for collection of debts owed to the public agency.b.  “Person” does not include a public agency.c.  “Public agency” means a board, commission, department, including the department of administrative services, or other administrative office or unit of the state of Iowa or any other state entity reported in the Iowa comprehensive annual financial report, or a political subdivision of the state, or an office or unit of a political subdivision. “Public agency” does include the clerk of the district court as it relates to the collection of a qualifying debt. “Public agency” does not include the general assembly or the governor.d.  “Qualifying debt” includes, but is not limited to, the following:(1)  Any debt, which is assigned to the department of human services, or which is owed to the department of human services for unpaid premiums under section 249A.3, subsection 2, paragraph “a”, subparagraph (1), or which the child support recovery unit is otherwise attempting to collect, or which the foster care recovery unit of the department of human services is attempting to collect on behalf of a child receiving foster care provided by the department of human services.(2)  An amount that is due because of a default on a loan under chapter 261.(3)  Any debt which is in the form of a liquidated sum due, owing, and payable to the clerk of the district court.2.Setoff procedure.The collection entity shall establish and maintain a procedure to set off against any claim owed to a person by a public agency any liability of that person owed to a public agency, a support debt being enforced by the child support recovery unit pursuant to chapter 252B, or such other qualifying debt. The procedure shall only apply when at the discretion of the director it is feasible. The procedure shall meet the following conditions:a.  Before setoff, a person’s liability to a public agency and the person’s claim on a public agency shall be in the form of a liquidated sum due, owing, and payable.b.  Before setoff, the public agency shall obtain and forward to the collection entity the full name and social security number of the person liable to the public agency or to whom a claim is owing who is a natural person. If the person is not a natural person, before setoff, the public agency shall forward to the collection entity the information concerning the person as the collection entity shall, by rule, require. The collection entity shall cooperate with other public agencies in the exchange of information relevant to the identification of persons liable to or claimants of public agencies. However, the collection entity shall provide only relevant information required by a public agency. The information shall be held in confidence and used for the purpose of setoff only. Section 422.72, subsection 1, does not apply to this paragraph.c.  Before setoff, a public agency shall, at least annually, submit to the collection entity the information required by paragraph “b” along with the amount of each person’s liability to and the amount of each claim on the public agency. The collection entity may, by rule, require more frequent submissions.d.  Before setoff, the amount of a person’s claim on a public agency and the amount of a person’s liability to a public agency shall constitute a minimum amount set by rule of the collection entity.e.  Upon submission of an allegation of liability by a public agency, the collection entity shall notify the public agency whether the person allegedly liable is entitled to payment from a public agency, and, if so entitled, shall notify the public agency of the amount of the person’s entitlement and of the person’s last address known to the collection entity. Section 422.72, subsection 1, does not apply to this paragraph.f.(1)  Upon notice of entitlement to a payment, the public agency shall send written notification to that person of the public agency’s assertion of its rights to all or a portion of the payment and of the public agency’s entitlement to recover the liability through the setoff procedure, the basis of the assertion, the opportunity to request that a jointly or commonly owned right to payment be divided among owners, and the person’s opportunity to give written notice of intent to contest the amount of the allegation. A public agency shall provide the person with an opportunity to contest the liability. A public agency subject to chapter 17A shall give notice, conduct hearings, and allow appeals in conformity with chapter 17A.(2)  However, upon submission of an allegation of the liability of a person which is owing and payable to the clerk of the district court and upon the determination by the collection entity that the person allegedly liable is entitled to payment from a public agency, the collection entity shall send written notification to the person which states the assertion by the clerk of the district court of rights to all or a portion of the payment, the clerk’s entitlement to recover the liability through the setoff procedure, the basis of the assertions, the person’s opportunity to request within fifteen days of the mailing of the notice that the collection entity divide a jointly or commonly owned right to payment between owners, the opportunity to contest the liability to the clerk by written application to the clerk within fifteen days of the mailing of the notice, and the person’s opportunity to contest the collection entity’s setoff procedure.g.  Upon the timely request of a person liable to a public agency or of the spouse of that person and upon receipt of the full name and social security number of the person’s spouse, a public agency shall notify the collection entity of the request to divide a jointly or commonly owned right to payment. Any jointly or commonly owned right to payment is rebuttably presumed to be owned in equal portions by its joint or common owners.h.  The collection entity shall, after the public agency has sent notice to the person liable or, if the liability is owing and payable to the clerk of the district court, the collection entity has sent notice to the person liable, set off the amount owed to the agency against any amount which a public agency owes that person. The collection entity shall refund any balance of the amount to the person. The collection entity shall periodically transfer amounts set off to the public agencies entitled to them. If a person liable to a public agency gives written notice of intent to contest an allegation, a public agency shall hold a refund or rebate until final disposition of the allegation. Upon completion of the setoff, a public agency shall notify in writing the person who was liable or, if the liability is owing and payable to the clerk of the district court, shall comply with the procedures as provided in paragraph “j”.i.  The department of revenue’s existing right to credit against tax due or to become due under section 422.73 is not to be impaired by a right granted to or a duty imposed upon the collection entity or other public agency by this section. This section is not intended to impose upon the collection entity or the department of revenue any additional requirement of notice, hearing, or appeal concerning the right to credit against tax due under section 422.73.j.  If the alleged liability is owing and payable to the clerk of the district court and setoff as provided in this section is sought, all of the following shall apply:(1)  The judicial branch shall prescribe procedures to permit a person to contest the amount of the person’s liability to the clerk of the district court.(2)  The collection entity shall, except for the procedures described in subparagraph (1), prescribe any other applicable procedures concerning setoff as provided in this subsection.(3)  Upon completion of the setoff, the collection entity shall file, at least monthly, with the clerk of the district court a notice of satisfaction of each obligation to the full extent of all moneys collected in satisfaction of the obligation. The clerk shall record the notice and enter a satisfaction for the amounts collected and a separate written notice is not required.k.  If the alleged liability is owing and payable to a community college and setoff pursuant to this section is sought, both of the following shall apply:(1)  In addition to satisfying other applicable setoff procedures established under this subsection, the community college shall prescribe procedures to permit a person to contest the amount of the person’s liability to the community college. Such procedures shall be consistent with and ensure the protection of the person’s right of due process under Iowa law.(2)  The collection entity shall, except for the procedures prescribed pursuant to subparagraph (1), prescribe any other applicable procedures concerning setoff as provided in this subsection.l.  If the alleged liability is owing and payable to a school district for school meals and the school district has made reasonable efforts to collect the debt, setoff pursuant to this section may be sought by the school district. However, this paragraph shall not be interpreted to limit any other options for school meal debt collection available to the school district by law.3.  In the case of multiple claims to payments filed under this section, priority shall be given to claims filed by the child support recovery unit or the foster care recovery unit, next priority shall be given to claims filed by the clerk of the district court, next priority shall be given to claims filed by the college student aid commission, next priority shall be given to claims filed by the investigations division of the department of inspections and appeals, and last priority shall be given to claims filed by other public agencies. In the case of multiple claims in which the priority is not otherwise provided by this subsection, priority shall be determined in accordance with rules to be established by the director.4.  The director shall have the authority to enter into reciprocal agreements with the departments of revenue of other states that have enacted legislation that is substantially equivalent to the setoff procedure provided in this section for the recovery of an amount due because of a default on a loan under chapter 261. A reciprocal agreement shall also be approved by the college student aid commission. The agreement shall authorize the department to provide by rule for the setoff of state income tax refunds or rebates of defaulters from states with which Iowa has a reciprocal agreement and to provide for sending lists of names of Iowa defaulters to the states with which Iowa has a reciprocal agreement for setoff of that state’s income tax refunds.5.  Under substantive rules established by the director, the department shall seek reimbursement from other public agencies to recover its costs for setting off liabilities.2003 Acts, ch 145, §86, 286, 2006 Acts, ch 1072, §4, 2008 Acts, ch 1032, §201, 2010 Acts, ch 1146, §1, 2010 Acts, ch 1182, §2, 36, 2011 Acts, ch 120, §1, 2013 Acts, ch 138, §113, 127, 2014 Acts, ch 1036, §10, 11, 2014 Acts, ch 1061, §1, 2, 2015 Acts, ch 30, §2, 2018 Acts, ch 1127, §1, 4Referred to in 8A.323, 8A.502, 96.11, 99D.2, 99D.28, 99F.1, 99F.19, 99G.38, 217.34, 234.8, 252B.5, 261.37, 321.11A, 321.31, 321.40, 422.12G, 422.12I, 422.12K, 422.20, 422.72, 456A.16, 602.8102, 602.8107, 642.2
2018 amendment applies retroactively to July 1, 2017, for a school district seeking to use setoff for school meal debt collection under subsection 2, paragraph l; 2018 Acts, ch 1127, §4
8A.505Cost allocation system — appropriation.The department shall develop and administer an indirect cost allocation system for state agencies. The system shall be based upon standard cost accounting methodologies and shall be used to allocate both direct and indirect costs of state agencies or state agency functions in providing centralized services to other state agencies. A cost that is allocated to a state agency pursuant to this system shall be billed to the state agency and the cost is payable to the general fund of the state. The source of payment for the billed cost shall be any revenue source except for the general fund of the state. If a state agency is authorized by law to bill and recover direct expenses, the state agency shall recover indirect costs in the same manner.2003 Acts, ch 145, §87; 2003 Acts, ch 2, §34,209; 2006 Acts, ch 1172, §1; 2008 Acts, ch 1183, §1,2; 2009 Acts, ch 181, §38Referred to in 8A.502
Office of grants enterprise management, see §8.9
8A.506Accounting.The director may at any time require any person receiving money, securities, or property belonging to the state, or having the management, disbursement, or other disposition of them, an account of which is kept in the department, to render statements of them and information in reference to them.2003 Acts, ch 145, §88Referred to in 331.5528A.507Stating account.If an officer who is accountable to the state treasury for any money or property neglects to render an account to the director within the time prescribed by law, or if no time is so prescribed, within twenty days after being required to do so by the director, the director shall state an account against the officer from the books of the officer’s office, charging ten percent damages on the whole sum appearing due, and interest at the rate of six percent per annum on the aggregate from the time when the account should have been rendered; all of which may be recovered by action brought on the account, or on the official bond of the officer.2003 Acts, ch 145, §89Referred to in 8A.509, 331.5528A.508Compelling payment.If an officer fails to pay into the state treasury the amount received by the officer within the time prescribed by law, or having settled with the director, fails to pay the amount found due, the director shall charge the officer with twenty percent damages on the amount due, with interest on the aggregate from the time the amount became due at the rate of six percent per annum, and the whole may be recovered by an action brought on the account, or on the official bond of the officer, and the officer shall forfeit the officer’s commission.2003 Acts, ch 145, §90Referred to in 8A.509, 331.5528A.509Defense to claim.The penal provisions in sections 8A.507 and 8A.508 are subject to any legal defense which the officer may have against the account as stated by the director, but judgment for costs shall be rendered against the officer in the action, whatever its result, unless the officer rendered an account within the time named in those sections.2003 Acts, ch 145, §918A.510Requested credits — oath required.When a county treasurer or other receiver of public money seeks to obtain credit on the books of the department for payment made to the county treasurer, before giving such credit the director shall require that person to take and subscribe an oath that the person has not used, loaned, or appropriated any of the public money for the person’s private benefit, nor for the benefit of any other person.2003 Acts, ch 145, §928A.511Requisition for information.In those cases where the director is authorized to call upon persons or officers for information, or statements, or accounts, the director may issue a requisition therefor in writing to the person or officer called upon, allowing reasonable time, which, having been served and return made to the director, as a notice in a civil action, is evidence of the making of the requisition.2003 Acts, ch 145, §938A.512Limits on claims.The director is limited in authorizing the payment of claims, as follows:1.Funding limit.a.  A claim shall not be allowed by the department if the appropriation or fund of certification available for paying the claim has been exhausted or proves insufficient.b.  The authority of the director is subject to the following exceptions:(1)  Claims by state employees for benefits pursuant to chapters 85, 85A, 85B, and 86 are subject to limitations provided in those chapters.(2)  Claims for medical assistance payments authorized under chapter 249A are subject to the time limits imposed by rule adopted by the department of human services.(3)  Claims approved by an agency according to the provisions of section 25.2.2.Payment from fees.Claims for per diem and expenses payable from fees shall not be approved for payment in excess of those fees if the law provides that such expenditures are limited to the special funds collected and deposited in the state treasury.2003 Acts, ch 145, §94, 2006 Acts, ch 1185, §91, 2011 Acts, ch 127, §43, 89Referred to in 97B.7A8A.512AExecutive branch employee travel information and database.1.  The department shall develop and maintain the following:a.  An electronic travel authorization form to be used for any executive branch employee’s out-of-state travel, conference, or related expenditures associated with the employee’s official duties. The electronic travel authorization form shall include all of the following:(1)  The identification of the employee, the employee’s title, and the employee’s department or agency.(2)  The travel departure point and destination point.(3)  The reason for the travel.(4)  The estimated reimbursable expenses.(5)  The date or dates upon which the travel is to occur.b.  A searchable database available on the department’s internet site containing information related to all executive branch employee travel that includes all of the following:(1)  The identification of the employee who engaged in the travel, the employee’s department or agency, and the employee’s title.(2)  The travel departure point and destination point.(3)  The reason for the travel.(4)  The actual amount of expenses reimbursed.(5)  The date or dates upon which the travel occurred.c.  Notwithstanding paragraph “b” of this subsection, the searchable database shall not include information regarding travel by officers and employees of the department of public safety occurring in relation to or during the course of criminal investigations, including but not limited to undercover operations.2.  A claim for reimbursement for any out-of-state travel, conference, or related expenditures shall only be allowed after the occurrence of both of the following:a.  The electronic travel authorization form is approved by the head of the employee’s department.b.  The request for reimbursement is submitted by the employee on the appropriate form with required approvals.3.a.  For purposes of this section, “executive branch employee” means an employee of the executive branch as defined in section 7E.2, other than a member or employee of the state board of regents and institutions under the control of the state board of regents.b.  For purposes of this section, “out-of-state travel” does not include out-of-state travel incidental to travel between a travel departure point in this state and a travel destination point in the city of Carter Lake.2011 Acts, ch 127, §44, 89, 2012 Acts, ch 1133, §918A.513Claims — approval.The director before approving a claim on behalf of the department shall determine:1.  That the creation of the claim is clearly authorized by law. Statutes authorizing the expenditure may be referenced through account coding authorized by the director.2.  That the claim has been authorized by an officer or official body having legal authority to so authorize and that the fact of authorization has been certified to the director by such officer or official body.3.  That all legal requirements have been observed, including notice and opportunity for competition, if required by law.4.  That the claim is in proper form as the director may provide.5.  That the charges are reasonable, proper, and correct and no part of the claim has been paid.2003 Acts, ch 145, §958A.514Vouchers — interest — payment of claims.1.  Before a warrant or its equivalent is issued for a claim payable from the state treasury, the department shall file an itemized voucher showing in detail the items of service, expense, item furnished, or contract for which payment is sought. However, the director may authorize the prepayment of claims when the best interests of the state are served under rules adopted by the director. The claimant’s original invoice shall be attached to a department’s approved voucher. The director shall adopt rules specifying the form and contents for invoices submitted by a vendor to a department. The requirements apply to acceptance of an invoice by a department. A department shall not impose additional or different requirements on submission of invoices than those contained in rules of the director unless the director exempts the department from the invoice requirements or a part of the requirements upon a finding that compliance would result in poor accounting or management practices.2.  Vouchers for postage, stamped envelopes, and postal cards may be audited as soon as an order for them is entered.3.  The departments, the general assembly, and the courts shall pay their claims in a timely manner. If a claim for services, supplies, materials, or a contract which is payable from the state treasury remains unpaid after sixty days following the receipt of the claim or the satisfactory delivery, furnishing, or performance of the services, supplies, materials, or contract, whichever date is later, the state shall pay interest at the rate of one percent per month on the unpaid amount of the claim. This subsection does not apply to claims against the state under chapters 25 and 669 or to claims paid by federal funds. The interest shall be charged to the appropriation or fund to which the claim is certified. Departments may enter into contracts for goods or services on payment terms of less than sixty days if the state may obtain a financial benefit or incentive which would not otherwise be available from the vendor. The department, in consultation with other affected departments, shall develop policies to promote consistency and fiscal responsibility relating to payment terms authorized under this subsection. The director shall adopt rules under chapter 17A relating to the administration of this subsection.2003 Acts, ch 145, §96Referred to in 218.588A.515Warrants — form.A warrant shall bear on its face the signature of the director or its facsimile, or the signature of an assistant or its facsimile in case of a vacancy in the office of the director; a proper number, date, amount, and name of payee; a reference to the law under which it is drawn; whether for salaries or wages, services, or supplies, and what kind of supplies; and from what office or department, or for what other general or special purposes; or in lieu thereof, a coding system may be used, which particulars shall be entered in a warrant register kept for that purpose in the order of issuance; and as soon as practicable after issuing a warrant register, the director shall certify a duplicate of it to the treasurer of state.2003 Acts, ch 145, §978A.516Required payee.All warrants shall be drawn to the order of the person entitled to payment or compensation, except that when goods or materials are purchased in foreign countries, warrants may be drawn upon the treasurer of state, payable to the bearer for the net amount of invoice and current exchange, and the treasurer of state shall furnish a foreign draft payable to the order of the person from whom purchase is made.2003 Acts, ch 145, §988A.517Prohibited payee.In no case shall warrants be drawn in the name of the certifying office, department, board, or institution, or in the name of an employee, except for personal service rendered or expense incurred by the employee, unless express statutory authority exists therefor.2003 Acts, ch 145, §998A.518Claims exceeding appropriations.A claim shall not be allowed when the claim will exceed the amount specifically appropriated for the claim.2003 Acts, ch 145, §1008A.519Cancellation of state warrants.On the last business day of each month, the director shall cancel and request the treasurer of state to stop payment on all state warrants which have been outstanding and unredeemed by the treasurer of state for six months or longer.2003 Acts, ch 145, §101Referred to in 25.2, 556.2C