Adopted and Filed

Payment of small claims, 8.1(4)

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ARC 6346C


Adopted and Filed

Rule making related to payment of employees' small claims

The Human Services Department hereby amends Chapter 8, "Payment of Small Claims," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 217.6 and 217.23.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code sections 217.6 and 217.23.

Purpose and Summary

When a Department employee's personal items are damaged or destroyed during the employee's tour of duty, the Department may reimburse the employee for repair or replacement of the items. Claims that are approved are to be paid from the Department's support allocation and cannot exceed $300 per item.

The Department has been authorizing $300 payments in compliance with Iowa Code section 217.23 since the Iowa Code change went into effect. This amendment brings the rules into compliance with Iowa Code section 217.23 by changing "$150" to "$300" and is part of the five-year rules review process.

Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making

Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on March 23, 2022, as ARC 6251C. No public comments were received. No changes from the Notice have been made.

Adoption of Rule Making

This rule making was adopted by the Council on Human Services on May 12, 2022.

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.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to rule 441—1.8(17A,217).

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).

Effective Date

This rule making will become effective on August 1, 2022.

The following rule-making action is adopted:

Amend subrule 8.1(4) as follows:

8.1(4) Claims which are approved for payment shall be paid from the support allocation of the department and shall not exceed $150 $300 per item.

[Filed 5/13/22, effective 8/1/22]

[Published 6/15/22]

Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 6/15/22.

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Official Document

  • Payment of small claims, 8.1(4)
  • Published on 6/15/2022
  • Adopted and Filed

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 441-8.1(4)
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