BEP Operator Selection Points System, Revised

As Approved by the Michigan Commission for the Blind Board, March 2008

POINT ACCUMULATION:

1.     Seniority (from date of first agreement):  Licensed operators accumulate 1 point per year of service.  Temporary operators accumulate ½ point per year of service.  Potential operators (including those who are working for an operator) accumulate 0 points.

2.    Profit expectation (based on the previous 12 month average):  An operator is given 1 point for every percentage point that the operator's facility exceeds its profit expectation, not to exceed five points per 12-month period.  If an operator, who has been granted a profit percentage exception, exceeds the facility's permanently assigned profit percentage expectation, the operator is awarded points for exceeding the permanently assigned profit percentage expectation, also not to exceed five points per 12-month period.

3.    Training (from 10.1.1994):  Bidders are awarded 2 points for each required training session attended (e.g., annual workshop) and 3 points for each voluntary session attended (e.g., college class).  Only 1 point is awarded for voluntary attendance at a food show, with a limit of 2 food shows per year.

To be awarded points for voluntary training, the training must be sanctioned by the EOC Training Subcommittee. 

Note:  training does not include the initial, basic vending stand training.

4.    EOC membership, active subcommittee participation and OJE trainer (from 10.1.1994):  Bidders are awarded 2 points per year for EOC membership and1 point per year for active subcommittee participation, regardless of the number of subcommittees on which the bidder participated.  An active subcommittee must meet at least twice per year in order for the operator to receive a point.  An operator must complete one year on a subcommittee or in the EOC before points can be awarded. 

Bidders are awarded 2 points for each OJE student trained.

5.    Evaluation:  maximum of 4 points awarded.

The most current operator annual evaluation is scored by an operator's promotional agent on a scale of 0 (low) to 4 (high).  This component uses the raw annual evaluation score (i.e., 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4).

VIOLATION DEDUCTION POINTS

1.   Profit expectation (based on the previous 12 month average):  One point is deducted from an operator score for every percentage point that the operator's facility is below its profit expectation.  If an operator, who has been granted a profit percentage exception, does not meet the reduced profit percentage expectation, points are deducted.

2.   The Set-aside fee:     5 points are deducted for each month the set-aside fee was received after the due date in the past 12 months.

OTHER NOTES:

1.     Seniority points are awarded on a career total basis, using current guidelines for exceptions such as leaves of absence.

2.     Point additions or subtractions are computed on the time frame specified, or a percentage of the year worked.

3.     In the event of a tie score between 2 bidders, the more senior operator prevails.

4.     If a negative score is calculated, the bidder is ineligible for the promotion.

5.     If all bidders have a negative score, the facility is placed back on the bid line.