2016 Tennessee Code
Title 9 - Public Finances
Chapter 4 - State Funds, State Budget and Appropriations
Part 56 - Tennessee Governmental Accountability Act of 2013
§ 9-4-5608. Evaluation of compliance -- Report.

TN Code § 9-4-5608 (2016) What's This?

(a) The commissioner of finance and administration shall evaluate at least annually each state agency's strategic plan and program performance measures. When necessary the commissioner of finance and administration shall update each state agency's strategic plan and program performance measures. Such updates shall include comments from the state agency when necessary to explain how the program is performing.

(b) The commissioner of finance and administration may make recommendations to the governor and the finance, ways, and means committees of the senate and the house of representatives concerning the following nonexhaustive performance measure incentives or disincentives for potential inclusion in the appropriations bill:

(1) Incentives may include, but are not limited to:

(A) Additional flexibility in budget management;

(B) Additional flexibility in salary rate and position management, notwithstanding title 8, chapter 23, or any other law to the contrary;

(C) Retention of up to fifty percent (50%) of unexpended and unencumbered balances of appropriations, excluding special categories and grants in aid, that may be used for nonrecurring purposes including, but not limited to, lump-sum bonuses, employee training, or productivity enhancements, including technology and other improvements; and

(D) Additional funds to be used for, but not limited to, lump-sum bonuses, employee training, or productivity enhancements, including technology and other improvements;

(2) Disincentives may include, but are not limited to:

(A) Mandatory quarterly reports to the governor on the agency's progress in meeting performance standards;

(B) Mandatory quarterly appearances before the governor to report on the agency's progress in meeting performance standards;

(C) Elimination or restructuring of the program, which may include, but not be limited to, transfer of the program or outsourcing all or a portion of the program;

(D) Reduction of total positions for a program;

(E) Restriction on or reduction of the appropriation for the program; and

(F) Reduction of managerial salaries, notwithstanding the requirements of title 8, chapter 23, or any other law to the contrary.

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