Alaska Statutes.
Title 39. Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 90. Miscellaneous Provisions
Section 140. Definitions.
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AS 39.90.140. Definitions.

In AS 39.90.100 - 39.90.150,

(1) "employee" or "public employee" means a person who performs a service for wages or other remuneration under a contract of hire, written or oral, express or implied, for a public employer;

(2) "employer" or "public employer" includes the state, a public or quasi-public corporation or authority established by state law, the University of Alaska, and a political subdivision of the state including a municipality, school district, and regional educational attendance area;

(3) "matter of public concern" means

(A) a violation of a state, federal, or municipal law, regulation, or ordinance;

(B) a danger to public health or safety;

(C) gross mismanagement, a substantial waste of funds, or a clear abuse of authority;

(D) a matter accepted for investigation by the office of the ombudsman under AS 24.55.100 or 24.55.320; or

(E) interference or any failure to cooperate with an audit or other matter within the authority of Legislative Budget and Audit Committee;

(4) "public body" includes an officer or agency of

(A) the federal government;

(B) the state;

(C) a political subdivision of the state including

(i) a municipality;

(ii) a school district; and

(iii) a regional educational attendance area;

(D) a public or quasi-public corporation or authority established by state law including the Alaska Railroad Corporation; and

(E) the University of Alaska.

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