WAC 415-112-435

How is earnable compensation adjusted for TRS Plan 1 members in extended school year programs?

If you meet the requirements in WAC 415-112-432 for each year in an alternate period as defined in WAC 415-112-430, you may choose to have your annual earnable compensation computed according to this section rather than WAC 415-112-430. If you meet the requirements in WAC 415-112-432 for both, an alternate period and two consecutive fiscal years, you may also have your earnable compensation calculated by fiscal years under WAC 415-112-434.
(1) For purposes of this section, the "alternate period" in WAC 415-112-430 (1)(b) will be divided into two consecutive twelve-month periods and each will be referred to as an "alternate year." Annual earnable compensation will be determined for each alternate year.
(2) The department will determine the number of hours you would have worked if you were employed on a regular full-time basis by multiplying the hours per day reported under (a) of this subsection, by the number of days reported under (b) of this subsection. For each contracted position you occupied during the alternate year, your employer must provide written verification of:
(a) The number of hours in the employer's school day.
(i) Unless otherwise determined by a contract, bargaining agreement or employer policy, the department considers there are seven hours in a school day.
(ii) If you were employed in more than one position to meet the requirements in WAC 415-112-432, the department will average the number of hours reported by your employers.
(b) The number of days in the employer's official calendar under a regular full-time contract:
(i) For K-12 teachers, the department will count only days identified in contracts adopted pursuant to RCW 28A.405.200. Days worked pursuant to supplemental contracts authorized by RCW 28A.405.240 and 28A.400.200(4) are not considered days required under a "regular full-time contract."
(ii) If you were employed in more than one position to meet the requirements in WAC 415-112-432, the department will average the number of days reported by your employers.
(3) The department will calculate your average hourly rate by dividing the compensation reported under (b) of this subsection, by the hours reported under (a) of this subsection. Your employer(s) must provide the following written information regarding your employment:
(a) Total hours you worked during the alternate year under all employment contracts with the employer; and
(b) Total earnable compensation you earned during the alternate year under all employment contracts with the employer.
(4) To determine your adjusted earnable compensation for the alternate year, the department will multiply your average hourly wage determined in subsection (3) of this section, by the number of hours in the official calendar, as determined by subsection (2) of this section. The product is the compensation you would have received in the same position if employed on a regular full-time basis.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.32.345. WSR 06-18-006, § 415-112-435, filed 8/24/06, effective 9/24/06.]