WSR 97-20-064

PROPOSED RULES

PERSONNEL RESOURCES BOARD

[Filed September 25, 1997, 3:02 p.m.]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule: Chapters 359-39, 359-09, 359-48, and 359-07 WAC.

Purpose: The above WAC chapters were scheduled to be effective January 1, 1998, as filed by WSR 96-20-038. This proposal will delay the effective date of chapters 359-39, 359-09, 359-48, and 359-07 WAC until January 1, 1999.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.06.150.

Summary: This proposal will postpone the effective date of Title 359 WAC as originally submitted in WSR 94-23-136.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The Department of Personnel is working to consolidate the two existing civil service rule books, Titles 251 and 356 WAC, to create a new set of civil service rules, Title 359 WAC. The Personnel Resources Board has adopted four chapters of Title 359 WAC to be effective January 1, 1998. The Department of Personnel is continuing to work on the development of the remaining chapters. At this time, it is evident the remainder of Title 359 WAC will not be completed by January 1, 1998, to coincide with the effective date of the four adopted WAC chapters. Therefore, the Department of Personnel is proposing to postpone the effective date of the following chapters of WAC: Chapters 359-39, 359-09, 359-48, and 359-07 WAC filed as WSR 96-20-038.

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: The purpose of this proposal is to postpone the effective date of chapters 359-39, 359-09, 359-48, and 359-07 WAC until January 1, 1999.

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

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office