Contingent funds. 20.920(1)(a)
“Agency head" means the constitutional officer, secretary, commissioner, executive or administrative officer or body serving as appointing authority for staff of a state agency.
“Contingent fund" means an amount of money set aside for a state agency to use in making small payments.
“Secretary" means the secretary of administration.
With the approval of the secretary, each state agency may establish a contingent fund. The secretary shall determine the funding source for each contingent fund, total amount of the fund, and maximum payment from the fund.
No part of a contingent fund may be utilized to pay the salary or wages of an employee of a state agency.
All moneys in a contingent fund, except petty cash accounts established under s. 16.52 (7)
, shall be deposited in a separate account in a public depository approved by the secretary or his or her designee. The agency head of each state agency having a contingent fund is responsible for all disbursements from the fund, but the agency head may delegate the responsibility for administration of the fund to a custodian, who shall be an employee of the agency. State agency invoices which qualify for payment from a contingent fund may be paid by check, share draft or other draft drawn by the agency head or custodian against the account. No such invoice need be submitted for audit prior to disbursement. After making each disbursement, the agency head shall file with the secretary a claim for reimbursement of the contingent fund on a voucher which shall be accompanied by a copy of the invoice to be reimbursed. Upon audit and approval of the claim by the secretary, the department of administration shall reimburse the contingent fund with the total amount lawfully paid therefrom.
Deductions from salaries. 20.921(1)(a)(a)
Any state officer or employee or any employee of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority may request in writing through the state agency in which the officer or employee is employed or through the authority that a specified part of the officer's or employee's salary be deducted and paid by the state or by the authority to a payee designated in such request for any of the following purposes:
If the state employee is a public safety employee under s. 111.81 (15r)
, payment of dues to employee organizations.
Payment of amounts owed to state agencies or to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority by the employee.
Payment of amounts owed as child support, maintenance payments or family support.
Payment of premiums for group hospital and surgical-medical insurance or plan, group life insurance, and other group insurance, where such groups consist of state officers and employees or employees of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority and where such insurance or plans are provided or approved by the group insurance board.
Other group or charitable purposes approved by the governor and the department of administration under the rules of the department of administration for state officers or employees, or by the board of directors of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority for authority employees.
Payment into an employee-funded reimbursement account maintained by an employee-funded reimbursement account provider under subch. VIII of ch. 40
Payment into a health savings account established for that officer or employee under s. 40.515
Except as provided in s. 111.84 (1) (f)
, the request under par. (a)
shall be made to the state agency or to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority in the form and manner and contain the directions and information prescribed by each state agency or by the authority. The request may be withdrawn or the amount paid to the payee may be changed by notifying the state agency or the authority to that effect, but no such withdrawal or change shall affect a payroll certification already prepared.
Any state officer or employee or any employee of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority may request in writing that a specified part of his or her salary be deferred under a deferred compensation plan of a deferred compensation plan provider selected under s. 40.80
. The request shall be made to the state agency or to the authority in the form and manner prescribed in the deferred compensation plan and may be withdrawn as prescribed in that plan.
Written requests under this subsection shall be filed with the state agency or the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority and shall constitute authority to the state agency or to the authority to make certification for each such officer or employee and for payment of the amounts so deducted or deferred.
For the purpose of handling savings bond purchases, each state agency not on the central payroll system and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority shall designate an officer or employee thereof who shall serve as trustee. The trustee shall serve without compensation as such. The state agency or the authority shall furnish the trustee the necessary files, supplies and clerical and accounting assistance. Each trustee shall file with the state agency or the authority a bond in such amount as the state agency or the authority determines, with a corporation authorized to do surety business in this state as surety, which bond shall be conditioned upon the trustee's faithful execution of his or her trust. The trustee shall file another or additional bond whenever the state agency or the authority so determines. The cost of any bond required by a state agency shall be paid out of the appropriation made to the state agency for its administration. For those state agencies on the central payroll system, the trustee shall be a person designated by the secretary of administration.
The trustee shall make purchases of savings bonds in the name of the officer or employee, or other beneficiary named in the request, whenever the amount to their credit is sufficient for that purpose and transmit them to the person entitled thereto. If the officer or employee cancels the request for the purchase of savings bonds, or upon termination of the trust, the amount remaining to a person's credit is not sufficient to purchase a bond the trustee may purchase savings stamps and transmit them to the person entitled thereto or refund the amount.
No portion of the salary so requested to be used for the purchase of savings bonds, not exceeding 10 percent of the salary, is liable to seizure on execution or on any provisional or final process issued from any court or any proceedings in aid of that process. Section 241.09
relating to assignments shall not apply to the requests made under par. (a)
The office of the governor shall prepare a statement explaining the bond purchase plan and its purpose and transmit copies of such statement to each state agency and to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority for distribution to their officers and employees.
Whenever it becomes necessary in pursuance of any federal or state law or court-ordered assignment of income under s. 46.10 (14) (e)
, 49.345 (14) (e)
, 301.12 (14) (e)
, 767.225 (1) (L)
, 767.513 (3)
, or 767.75
to make deductions from the salaries of state officers or employees or employees of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the state agency or authority by which the officers or employees are employed is responsible for making those deductions and paying over the total of those deductions for the purposes provided by the laws or orders under which they were made.
The head of each state agency or the chief executive officer of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority shall deduct from the salary of any employee the amount certified under s. 7.33 (5)
which is received by the employee for service as an election official while the employee is on a paid leave of absence under s. 7.33 (3)
Each state agency shall indicate on its payrolls the amount to be deducted or deferred from the salary of each officer and employee, the reason for each deduction or deferral, the net amount due each officer or employee, the total amount due for each purpose for which deductions or deferrals have been made, and the person, governmental unit or private organization in each case entitled to receive the deductions or the amount deferred. The department of administration shall then issue warrants for the respective amounts due the persons listed on each payroll and the checks, share drafts and other drafts for the payments when received by the state agency shall be transmitted to the persons entitled to receive them.
All amounts deducted or retained from salaries of state officers and employees shall be paid by the department of administration from the respective funds to the person, governmental unit or private organization entitled to receive them, or for necessary adjustments to correct errors. Amounts due in payment of federal income taxes required to be deducted and withheld by any state agency shall be paid on dates required by the internal revenue code and shall be paid to qualified depositories for federal taxes designated by the secretary of administration.
History: 1971 c. 214
; Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 773 (1975); 1977 c. 29
; 1977 c. 418
; 1981 c. 20
; 1983 a. 368
; 1985 a. 29
s. 3202 (23) (d)
; 1987 a. 111
; 1989 a. 278
; 1991 a. 316
; 1993 a. 481
; 1995 a. 27
; 1997 a. 191
; 1999 a. 9
; 2005 a. 443
; 2007 a. 20
; 2011 a. 10
; 2013 a. 20
See also ch. Adm 30
, Wis. adm. code.
Appointment of subordinates. 20.922(1)(1)
Unless otherwise provided by law, each state agency may appoint such deputies, assistants, experts, clerks, stenographers or other employees as are necessary for the execution of its functions, and to designate the titles, prescribe the duties, and fix the compensation of such subordinates, but these powers shall be exercised subject to the state civil service law, unless the position filled has been expressly exempted from the operation of ch. 230
and subject, also, to the approval of such other officer or body as is prescribed by law. If a state agency contains a board or commission which is authorized to appoint an executive officer by whatever name called, the appointing power resides in the executive officer and the board or commission has no further appointing power except as it is specifically given such power.
Notwithstanding ss. 230.047
, when an appointing authority determines and declares in writing to the governor that an emergency exists which is the result of natural or human causes which adversely affects the effective administration of state agency program functions that are necessary to the well-being of the citizens of this state, the appointing authority may temporarily assign work to employees which is not normally performed by them or described by their position classifications. Such temporary assignments during these emergencies may not exceed 72 hours unless an extension is approved by the governor or his or her designee.
History: 1977 c. 196
; 1977 c. 418
The purpose of this section is to establish a consistent and equitable salary setting mechanism for all elected officials, appointed state agency heads, division administrators and other executive-level unclassified positions. All such positions shall be subject to the same basic salary establishment, implementation, modification, administrative control and application procedures. The salary-setting mechanism contained in this section shall be directed to establishing salaries that are determined on a comprehensive systematic basis, bear equitable relationship to each other and to the salaries of classified service subordinates, and be reviewed and established with the same frequency as those of state employees in the classified service.
Establishment of executive salary groups.
To this end, a compensation plan consisting of 10 executive salary groups is established in schedule one of the state compensation plan for the classified service from ranges 18 through 27. No salary range established above salary range 23 may be utilized in the establishment and compensation of positions in the classified service without specific approval of the joint committee on employment relations. The dollar value of the salary range minimum and maximum for each executive salary group shall be reviewed and established in the same manner as that provided for positions in the classified service under s. 230.12 (3)
. The salary-setting authority of individual boards, commissions, elective and appointive officials elsewhere provided by law is subject to and limited by this section, and the salary rate for these positions upon appointment and subsequent thereto shall be set by the appointing authority pursuant to this section, except as otherwise required by article IV, section 26
, of the constitution.
Constitutional officers and other elected state officials. 20.923(2)(a)(a)
The annual salary for each elected state official position shall be set at the dollar value for the point of the assigned salary range for its respective executive salary group specified in this subsection in effect at the time of taking the oath of office, except as provided in par. (b)
and s. 978.12 (1) (a)
. No adjustment to the salary of an official enumerated in this subsection is effective until it is authorized under article IV, section 26
, of the constitution.
The annual salary of each state senator, representative to the assembly, justice of the supreme court, court of appeals judge and circuit judge shall be reviewed and established in the same manner as provided for positions in the classified service under s. 230.12 (3)
The annual salary of the governor shall be set at 21.6 percent above the minimum of the salary range for executive salary group 10.
The annual salary of the attorney general shall be set at 18 percent above the minimum of the salary range for executive salary group 10.
The annual salary of the state superintendent of public instruction shall be set at 27.4 percent above the minimum of the salary range for executive salary group 7.
The annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be set at 1.9 percent above the minimum of the salary range for executive salary group 4.
The annual salary of the secretary of state shall be set at 15.4 percent above the minimum of the salary range for executive salary group 1.
The annual salary of the state treasurer shall be set at 15.4 percent above the minimum of the salary range for executive salary group 1.
Justices and judges.
The annual salary for any supreme court justice or judge of the court of appeals or circuit court shall be established under sub. (2)
, except that any compensation adjustments granted under s. 230.12
shall not become effective until such time as any justice or judge takes the oath of office.
State agency positions.
State agency heads, the director of the bureau of merit recruitment and selection in the department of administration and commission chairpersons and members shall be identified and limited in number in accordance with the standardized nomenclature contained in this subsection, and shall be assigned to the executive salary groups listed in pars. (a)
. Except for positions specified in pars. (c) 3m.
and (g) 1e.
and sub. (12)
, all unclassified division administrator positions enumerated under s. 230.08 (2) (e)
shall be assigned, when approved by the joint committee on employment relations, by the administrator of the division of personnel management in the department of administration to one of 10 executive salary groups. The joint committee on employment relations, by majority vote of the full committee, may amend recommendations for initial position assignments and changes in assignments to the executive salary groups submitted by the administrator of the division of personnel management in the department of administration. All division administrator assignments and amendments to assignments of administrator positions approved by the committee shall become part of the compensation plan. Whenever a new unclassified division administrator position is created, the appointing authority may set the salary for the position until the joint committee on employment relations approves assignment of the position to an executive salary group. If the committee approves assignment of the position to an executive salary group having a salary range minimum or maximum inconsistent with the salary paid to the incumbent at the time of such approval, the incumbent's salary shall be adjusted by the appointing authority to conform with the committee's action, effective on the date of that action. Positions are assigned as follows:
Positions assigned to executive salary group 1:
Corrections, department of: director of prison industries.
Positions assigned to executive salary group 2:
Positions assigned to executive salary group 3:
Administration, department of: director of federal-state relations office.
Administration, department of: regional directors of intergovernmental affairs.
Administration, department of; office of business development: director.
Administration, department of; division of personnel management; bureau of merit recruitment and selection: administrator.
Justice, department of: executive director of the office of crime victim services.
Justice, department of: director of the office of school safety.
Positions assigned to executive salary group 4:
Administration, department of; tax appeals commission: chairperson and members. The chairperson of the commission and the governor, at the time a new member is appointed, shall jointly determine the salary of the new member within the range for this group.
Positions assigned to executive salary group 5:
Workforce development: employment and training: executive director.
Administration, department of: labor and industry review commission: member and chairperson.
Public service commission; office of the commissioner of railroads: commissioner.
Positions assigned to executive salary group 6:
Administration, department of; division of personnel management: administrator.
Agriculture, trade and consumer protection, department of: secretary.
Legislature, legislative technology services bureau: director.