WSR 97-20-062

PROPOSED RULES

PERSONNEL RESOURCES BOARD

[Filed September 25, 1997, 2:59 p.m.]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule: WAC 356-15-130 Special pay ranges.

Purpose: This rule pertains to special pay ranges.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.06.150.

Summary: This modification pertains to special pay ranges and will add the "HR" range to be used for the proposed human resources consultant broad band series.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Sharon Peck, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, (360) 753-0468; Implementation and Enforcement: Department of Personnel.

Name of Proponent: Department of Personnel, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: This modification pertains to special pay ranges. The "HR" range will be added and will be used for the proposed human resources consultant broad band series. It consists of a minimum, intervening, and maximum salary amount, and is broader than traditional salary ranges, to accommodate the breadth of duties and responsibilities within a tier in this occupational grouping.

Proposal does not change existing rules. See above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not required.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. These rules relate to internal government operations that are not subject to violation by a nongovernmental party. Therefore, pursuant to RCW 34.05.328 [(5)](b)(ii), section 201 does not apply.

Hearing Location: Department of Personnel, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, on November 13, 1997, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Department of Personnel by November 6, 1997, TDD (360) 753-4107, or (360) 586-0509.

Submit Written Comments to: Sharon Peck, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, FAX (360) 586-4694, by November 11, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 13, 1997.

September 25, 1997

Dennis Karras

Secretary

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 92-22-043 (Order 413), filed 10/27/92, effective 12/1/92)

WAC 356-15-130 Special pay ranges. These ranges are used to equal or approximate prevailing rate practices found in private industry or other governmental units. An affected class is identified either by a letter designation following the basic salary range number or by a letter designation preceding a number. In the latter case, a special salary schedule will be used for such classes.

(1) "E" range: This range is used for classes having a prevailing pay range which is shorter than Washington's standard ranges. An "E" range is a standard range with the first four steps removed. Thus, the first step of such a range is the same as Step E of the standard range having the same range number. Periodic increases through the steps of this range are made at the same time intervals as through standard ranges, i.e., a two-step increase after six months at Step E and two annually thereafter up to the maximum step of the range.

(2) "L" range: This special range is used only for the class of liquor store clerk (0628). The "L" range was designed to more closely parallel the prevailing pay structure for retail clerks in private industry. Periodic increases through the steps of the "L" range are made at the same time intervals as through a standard range. Normal progression is Steps A, D, G and K, which represents ten percent per periodic increase.

(3) "T" range: Used only for the classes of institution teachers. These ranges are constructed by identifying Step K of the correspondingly numbered regular state ranges as "Step 10" of the "T" range; the lower nine steps of the "T" range are each two regular-range steps (approximately 5%) apart. Advancement through these ranges is at the rate of one step per year.

(4) "V" range: Used only for the classes of teachers of the deaf or blind and principals, school for the deaf or blind. "V" ranges are the same as the current ranges of Vancouver, Washington School District #37 for certificated employees of similar background and experience. Advancement through the range is at the rate of one step per year.

(5) "I" range: This range is always ten ranges higher than the range approved for lottery district sales representative or lottery telemarketing representative 1 and 2 and it may be applied only to those classifications. Use of this range is limited to sales incentive programs which: (a) May not exceed thirteen weeks for any program; (b) may not exceed four programs in any consecutive twelve months; (c) require achievement of specific goals which are set for each program by the lottery, such goals to be in excess of normal performance standards for the class.

The lottery is authorized to compensate individual employees on the "I" range for not more than three months as a result of any one sales incentive program, with the number of months stipulated in the incentive program announcement. Within these limits, movement of any employee to and from the "I" range will be at the discretion of the lottery, and shall be from and to the same step, subject to change by the employee's periodic increment date.

(6) "N" range: This range is used for classes requiring licensure as a registered nurse and having a prevailing pay range which is longer than Washington's standard ranges. An "N" range is a standard range, steps A through K, with five added steps, L through P. Periodic increases through step K of these ranges are made at the same intervals as through standard ranges. Thereafter, an employee receives a one-step increase each year up to the maximum step of the range.

(7) "J" range: This range consists of the single rate per hour of salary range 62, step K. Use is limited to lottery employees who volunteer and are selected for lottery drawing duty as one of the following: (a) The lottery drawing official (LDO); (b) the lottery security official (LSO); or (c) the headquarters drawing official (HDO), as described under lottery procedures.

Employees performing these functions during their normal working shift will not be eligible for "J" range compensation. Employees performing these functions outside of their shift will be compensated by the "J" rate on an hourly basis with a two-hour minimum per drawing period.

(8) "D" range: This range is a single level hourly rate equivalent to one-half of step A of range 29. It is payable to employees who have dog handler assignments, and only while they are off duty, but are still required to care for the dog in their charge (usually at home). Work time to be paid at D range includes, but is not limited to time required for daily feeding, exercising, grooming, and emergency health care of the dog, and care and cleaning of the kennel.

(9) "HR" range: This range is used for the human resources consultant broad band series. It consists of a minimum, intervening, and maximum salary amount, and is broader than traditional salary ranges, to accommodate the breadth of duties and responsibilities within a tier in this occupational grouping. Movement within the tier is outlined in WAC 356-14-069.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.06.040 and 41.06.150. 92-22-043 (Order 413), 356-15-130, filed 10/27/92, effective 12/1/92; 91-13-034 and 91-15-021 (Orders 373 and 373A), 356-15-130, filed 6/13/91 and 7/11/91, effective 7/14/91 and 8/11/91; 91-05-083 (Order 370), 356-15-130, filed 2/20/91, effective 4/1/91; 90-23-030 (Order 361), 356-15-130, filed 11/14/90, effective 12/15/90; 90-13-068 (Order 355), 356-15-130, filed 6/18/90, effective 7/19/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.06.150. 89-14-027 (Order 321), 356-15-130, filed 6/26/89, effective 8/1/89; 85-09-030 (Order 221), 356-15-130, filed 4/12/85; 83-08-010 (Order 181), 356-15-130, filed 3/25/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.06.150(17). 81-23-031 (Order 163), 356-15-130, filed 11/16/81; 79-12-012 (Order 137), 356-15-130, filed 11/13/79; Order 109, 356-15-130, filed 9/7/77; Order 98, 356-15-130, filed 1/13/77, effective 2/13/77; Order 86, 356-15-130, filed 5/4/76, effective 10/1/76.*]

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