Cash outs of accrued leave or other forms of severance pay are not LEOFF Plan II basic salary.
(1) A cash out from an employer for unused accrued leave, is a deferred salary or wage for services previously rendered. However, the payment is not basic salary because it is specifically excluded from the definition of basic salary in RCW 41.26.030
(2) Other forms of severance pay are not basic salary. Any form of severance payment received from an employer upon termination, is not included as basic salary in LEOFF Plan II because it is excluded from the statutory definition of basic salary.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050
. WSR 97-01-016, § 415-104-401, filed 12/6/96, effective 1/6/97.]