Leave cash outs or other severance pay are not LEOFF Plan I basic salary.
(1) A cash out for unused accrued leave is a deferred salary or wage for services previously rendered. A payment in lieu of an accrual of leave qualifies as a leave cash out. The payment is not basic salary in LEOFF Plan I because it is a special salary or wage in addition to the basic monthly rate of salary or wages.
(2) Any other form of severance payment based upon termination is special salary or wages and is not included as basic salary in LEOFF Plan I.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050
. WSR 97-01-016, § 415-104-3304, filed 12/6/96, effective 1/6/97.]