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Article 2
Business Enterprise Program

Section

300. Scope of regulations.

310. Prerequisites for training of vending facility managers.

320. Training of vending facility managers.

330. Certification of trained vending facility managers.

340. Licensing of certified vending facility managers.

350. Reimbursement.

360. Continuing education.

370. Responsibilities of a licensee.

380. Vending facility staffing.

390. Establishment of vending facility locations.

400. Equipment, fixtures, and initial stock.

410. Repair and replacement of equipment and fixtures.

420. Termination of business.

430. Distribution and use of vending machine income.

440. Income and set-aside fund.

450. Access to program and financial information.

455. Active participation by vendors.

460. Revocation of licenses.

470. Administrative review.

480. Evidentiary hearing.

8 AAC 98.300. Scope of regulations

8 AAC 98.300 - 8 AAC 98.480 apply to the Randolph-Sheppard Vending Facility Program (P.L. 83-565 as amended) administered by the division and to the state vending facility program established under AS 23.15.100 (b) and AS 23.15.130 .

History: Eff. 7/17/83, Register 87

Authority: AS 23.15.020 (c)

AS 23.15.100 (b)

AS 23.15.133

8 AAC 98.310. Prerequisites for training of vending facility managers

(a) The division will provide training in vending facility management as appropriate, to an applicant who meets the following requirements:

(1) the applicant has had no previous training as a vending facility manager; and

(2) for placement in vending facilities on

(A) federal property, the applicant is blind and a citizen of the United States;

(B) state property, the applicant is blind or a person with a severe disability.

(b) Unless waived by the director for good cause, an applicant must

(1) have had a complete physical examination within the preceding six months, including an eye examination by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist if the applicant is blind;

(2) have completed a vocational evaluation to determine compatibility with management of a vending facility;

(3) have sufficient educational skills, knowledge, and capacity to benefit from on-the-job and formal training in the operation of a vending facility; and

(4) based on the physical examination and vocational evaluation during placement in an actual vending facility setting, be able to work an eight-hour day, five days a week, for a minimum of 30 days.

History: Eff. 7/17/83, Register 87

Authority: AS 23.15.020 (c)

AS 23.15.100 (b)

AS 23.15.133

Editor's note: With Register 179, October 2006 and under the authority of AS 44.62.125 , the regulations attorney changed obsolete terminology concerning persons with disabilities in conformity with ch. 25, SLA 2006.

8 AAC 98.320. Training of vending facility managers

The division will determine and provide on an individual basis, the training necessary to prepare an applicant to operate as a manager of a vending facility. The training may include

(1) personal and vocational adjustment;

(2) business management (e.g. customer relations, business mathematics, merchandising, inventory control, financial reporting, taxation, and accounting procedures);

(3) food handling and preparation;

(4) books, tests, and other training devices or materials; and

(5) temporary relocation out-of-state.

History: Eff. 7/17/83, Register 87

Authority: AS 23.15.020 (c)

AS 23.15.100 (b)

AS 23.15.133

8 AAC 98.330. Certification of trained vending facility managers

(a) The division will certify an applicant to operate as a manager of a vending facility on federal property if the applicant meets the requirements of 8 AAC 98.310(a) (2)(A) and has successfully completed the training program described in 8 AAC 98.320.

(b) The division will certify an applicant to operate as a manager of a vending facility on state property if the applicant meets the requirements of 8 AAC 98.310(a) (2)(B) and has successfully completed the training program described in 8 AAC 98.320.

(c) An applicant who meets the requirements of 8 AAC 98.310(a) (2)(A) and (B) and who has successfully completed the training program described in 8 AAC 98.320 will be certified under both (a) and (b) of this section.

(d) A person who is certified as a vending facility manager will be enrolled on the vending program roster for placement in a vending facility as a substitute manager.

History: Eff. 7/17/83, Register 87

Authority: AS 23.15.020 (c)

AS 23.15.100 (b)

AS 23.15.133

8 AAC 98.340. Licensing of certified vending facility managers

(a) The division will license a certified vending facility manager into a vending program when

(1) a vending facility in that vending program is available for immediate placement; and

(2) the division and the certified vending facility manager have entered into a written operating agreement setting out the manager's duties under this chapter.

(b) A temporary license is issued for an initial six-month evaluation period. Following successful completion of the six-month period, evidenced by the licensee's compliance with 8 AAC 98.370, a permanent license will be issued. A license is not transferable and is revocable under 8 AAC 98.460. A license does not authorize the holder to operate a vending facility at a location other than that described in the license.

(c) The division will apply the following priorities in the order listed to select a certified vending facility manager for licensure:

(1) a current licensee who requests a new location; when more than one licensee requests promotion or transfer to another facility, the division will review each candidate based on seniority, training, and past performance as described in 8 AAC 98.370;

(2) a certified vending facility manager who has demonstrated his ability to manage a facility; when more than one manager requests placement in a facility, the division will review each candidate based on seniority, evaluations by the division staff, and evaluation reports filed by licensees for whom the manager has worked; and

(3) a former licensee who wishes to return to a vending program and whose previous record demonstrates his ability as a licensee; the division will review each candidate based on training, experience, past performance, and reason for leaving the vending program.

History: Eff. 7/17/83, Register 87

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