Office of Administration Announces Public Rule Review Process to Streamline State Regulations

Public comment on existing rules can be submitted online or during public hearings
July 13, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – In response to Governor Eric Greitens’ executive order directing each state agency to undertake a review of state regulations under its jurisdiction, the Office of Administration today announced the beginning of its public rule review process. The public review process will allow state agencies to ensure their rules are essential, beneficial, and effective.

Members of the public are encouraged to make suggestions to improve the Office of Administration’s administrative rules and can do so via multiple methods: on the Office of Administration’s website; by submitting written comments to OA Rules Review, PO Box 809, Jefferson City, MO 65102; by fax to 573-526-4811; or at three public hearings, which are listed below and also posted online. Consistent with the executive order, these comments will be accepted through September 15, 2017.

“The Office of Administration fully supports Governor Greitens’ call to identify ineffective regulations which create an unnecessary burden on those doing business with or working for the state,” said Office of Administration Commissioner Sarah Steelman. “By doing so, we hope to improve citizen interaction with state government and create a climate more conducive to job and business growth.”

The Office of Administration will hold three informal public hearings to allow Missourians to comment in person:

1- Thursday, August 24, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Harry S. Truman State Office Building
    300 West High Street, Room 400
    Jefferson City, Missouri

2- Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (via video conference)
    Fletcher Daniels State Office Building
    615 East 13th Street, Room 503
    Kansas City, Missouri

3- Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. (via video conference)
    Wainwright State Office Building
    111 North 7th Street, Room 923
    St. Louis, Missouri

The categories of Office of Administration rules that customers and the public may be interested in are listed below.

Administrative Hearing Commission
Organization and General Operation
Procedure for All Contested Cases

Ethics Commission
Enforcement, Pleadings, Communications, Conferences, Discovery, Subpoenas, Continuances, Motions
Hearing Conduct, Evidence, Record, Stipulation, Default
Post-Hearing Procedure, Orders, Certification of Record
Late Fee
Representation by an Attorney

Commissioner’s Office / Financial / OA General
State Claims and Accounts
Payroll - Vendor Deductions, Vendor Direct Deposit, Employee Direct Deposit
Capitol Grounds Parking
Missouri Accountability Portal
State Employee Shared Leave
State Employee Travel, County Travel, Vehicular Travel
Social Security Administration – Political Subdivisions and Instrumentalities
Lottery Prize Payment
State Employee Cafeteria Plan
Convention and Sports Complex
Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise Procurement Participation and Certification

Facilities Management, Design and Construction / Capital Improvement and Maintenance Budget
Assessment Program Planning and Budget Preparation
Projects – Definition, Fund Allocation, Management Methods, Construction Procurement, Design, Selection/Bidding Methods, Contracts, Work Completion, Payments, Acceptance Occupancy, Contractor Responsibility
Facility Management, Maintenance Program, Safety and Security
Public Use of State Facilities
Leasing – Administration, Acquisition, Management, Leases to Governmental/Private Entities

Personnel Advisory Board & Division of Personnel
Personnel Rules
Merit System Service
Classification and Pay Plans
Personnel Selection, Appointment, Evaluation and Separation
Appeals, Investigations, Hearings, and Grievances
Working Hours, Holidays and Leaves of Absence
Management Training

Purchasing
Authority Delegations
Solicitation, Bids, Contract Award Procedures
Vendor Registration, Notification, Suspension and Debarment

For more information on the Governor’s initiative to cut government red tape, and to view upcoming public hearings for other state departments, visit www.NoMORedTape.com