Notice of Intended Action

Update of human resources policies and procedures, 68.1, 68.2(2), 68.6

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ARC 4122C


Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to update of human resources policies and procedures

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Administrative Services Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 68, "Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 8A.104, 8A.413, 19B.3 and 19B.12.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code sections 8A.402 and 8A.413 and chapter 19B.

Purpose and Summary

These rules are being amended to update policies and procedures relating to reporting and investigation of sexual harassment, discrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action complaints in the State of Iowa Executive Branch. The amendments provide that these complaints may be made directly to the Administrative Services Department or the Office of the Governor, rather than just within an agency. They also provide that the Administrative Services Department shall conduct investigations of such conduct unless otherwise directed by the Office of the Governor. In addition, the amendments clarify the confidentiality of the complaint and investigation process. These amendments are consistent with the revised policies that are being issued simultaneously with these amendments.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


The Department will not grant waivers under the provisions of these rules, other than as may be allowed under Chapter 9 of the Department's rules concerning waivers.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on December 11, 2018. Comments should be directed to:

Tami Wiencek

Department of Administrative Services

Hoover State Office Building

1305 East Walnut Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0114

Phone: 515.725.2017

Fax: 515.281.6140


Public Hearing

A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:

December 11, 2018

9 to 10 a.m.

Procurement Conference Room, A Level

Hoover State Office Building

1305 East Walnut Street

Des Moines, Iowa

Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.

Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Department and advise of specific needs.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

Emergency Rule Making Adopted by Reference

This proposed rule making is also published herein as an Adopted and Filed Emergency rule making (see ARC 4121C, IAB 11/21/18). The purpose of this Notice of Intended Action is to solicit public comment on that emergency rule making, whose subject matter is hereby adopted by reference.

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Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 12/11/2018.

Official Document

  • Update of human resources policies and procedures, 68.1, 68.2(2), 68.6
  • Published on 11/21/2018
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The official published PDF of this document is available from the Iowa General Assembly’s Administrative Rules page.

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