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                            SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6053



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1992 Regular Session


By Senate Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Senators Bauer, Saling, Rinehart, Stratton, Conner and Sutherland)


Read first time 02/07/92.Creating a task force to explore issues relating to job-sharing in the community and technical college system.

     AN ACT Relating to community and technical college tenure; and creating a new section.




     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.      The state board for community and technical colleges shall convene a task force to explore solutions to issues that deter job-sharing in the community and technical college system.  The task force shall include but need not be limited to representatives of:  Faculty organizations, community and technical college presidents, boards of trustees, persons interested in job-sharing, and the state board.  The task force shall submit a report, complete with any recommended legislation, to the governor and the appropriate standing committees of the house of representatives and senate by December 1, 1992.

     The issues that the job-share task force shall address include, but need not be limited to:

     (1) Issues associated with tenure for job-sharing individuals or job-shared positions;

     (2) Methods of determining the eligibility of positions for job-share;

     (3) Procedures for establishing or terminating a job-share position, and the issues associated with the dissolution of a job-share position in which one or both holders are tenured faculty members;

     (4) Methods for determining the division of work load in order to allow both members of the job-share arrangement to be eligible for state benefits;

     (5) Examination of job-sharing arrangements at other institutions of higher education;

     (6) Establishment of standardized job-share guidelines for colleges that elect to establish job-share positions;   

     (7) Examination of the significant differences, if any, between job-share appointments and standard part-time appointments; and

     (8) Examination of the issues of faculty advancement or career mobility as they might relate to job-share tenure.  An examination of the consequences of the break-up of a job-share arrangement due to the denial of tenure to one party or to the resignation of one party, and the portability of tenure from a job-share arrangement to a full-time position shall be included.