As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) “Disciplinary action” means any direct or indirect form of discipline or penalty, including, but not limited to, dismissal, demotion, transfer, reassignment, suspension, corrective action, reprimand, admonishment, unsatisfactory or below standard performance evaluation, reduction in force, or withholding of work, or the threat of any such discipline or penalty.
(2) “Disclosure of information” means the written provision of evidence to any person, or the testimony before any committee of the general assembly, regarding any action, policy, regulation, practice, or procedure regarding a private enterprise under contract with a state agency which, if not disclosed, could result in the waste of public funds, could endanger the public health, safety, or welfare, or could otherwise adversely affect the interests of the state.
(3) “Employee” means any person employed by a private enterprise under contract with a state agency.
(4) “Private enterprise under contract with a state agency” means any individual, firm, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture, corporation, association, or other legal entity which is a party to any type of state agreement, regardless of what it may be called, for the procurement or disposal of supplies, services, or construction for any department, office, commission, institution, board, or other agency of state government.
(5) “Supervisor” means any person who supervises or is responsible for the work of one or more employees.
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