121.91 [Effective 9/17/2014] Customer service standards.

(A) Each state agency shall develop, and as it becomes necessary or advisable may improve, customer service standards for each employee of the agency whose duties include a significant level of contact with the public. The agency shall base the standards on the job descriptions of the positions that the employees hold in the agency. An agency is not required to adopt the standards by rule. A state agency that is created after the effective date of this amendment shall develop its initial customer service standards within six months after the effective date of the statute that creates the state agency.

Each state agency shall reduce the standards to writing, and the standards shall be incorporated into employee policy manuals, job descriptions, and employee performance evaluations.

The agency shall post its customer service standards, and any revisions therein, on its web site or, if the agency does not maintain a web site, on the state public notice web site.

The common sense initiative office, upon the request of an agency, may review the agency's customer service standards and transmit any comments it has with regard to the standards to the agency.

(B) The state agency, and its officers and employees, shall comply with the customer service performance standards that have been developed under division (A) of this section. A state agency's compliance with the standards shall be evaluated, by the director of budget and management and the committees of the senate and house of representatives having jurisdiction over the state operating budget, as part of the consideration of the state agency's biennial budget. (If the evaluation is of the office of budget and management, evaluation by the committees is sufficient.) An employee's compliance with the standards shall be evaluated as part of the employee's periodic performance reviews. A state agency's and employee's compliance with the standards may be evaluated as part of any performance audit of the state agency.

Cite as R.C. § 121.91

History. Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 3, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2, SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.

Note: This section is set out twice. See also § 121.91 , effective until 9/17/2014.