WSR 97-20-119

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL

[Filed October 1, 1997, 9:35 a.m.]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule: WAC 356-56-035 Definitions.

Purpose: This rule describes definitions pertaining to the Washington management service.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.06.500.

Summary: This modification will add the definition of salary standard, which is the maximum dollar amount assigned to a position.

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 rule describes definitions pertaining to the Washington management service. Modifications to the Washington management service rules were adopted in August to allow the use of salary standard in addition to, or in place of, evaluation points for various Washington management service actions. This proposal defines salary standard.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.

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 4, 1997, at 1:30 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Department of Personnel by October 28, 1997, TDD (360) 753-4107, or (360) 586-0509.

Submit Written Comments to: Sharon Peck, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, Olympia, WA, FAX (360) 586-4694, by October 31, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 5, 1997.

September 30, 1997

Dennis Karras

Director

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-12-055, filed 5/27/94, effective 7/1/94)

WAC 356-56-035 Definitions. (1) Anchor positions. Generic anchor positions are those which are found in many agencies; they are commonly understood and similarly used from agency to agency. Agency-specific anchor positions are those anchor positions in each agency which are commonly understood and similarly used throughout the agency.

(2) Appointing authority. A person or group of persons designated by the agency head to make appointments, impose formal discipline or otherwise regulate personnel matters.

(3) Evaluation points. The points resulting from an evaluation of a position using the managerial job value assessment chart.

(4) Management bands. A series of management levels included in the Washington management service. Placement in a band reflects the nature of management, decision-making environment and policy impact, and scope of management accountability and control assigned to the position.

(5) Salary Standard. The maximum dollar amount assigned to a position in those agencies that use a salary standard in addition to, or in place of, evaluation points.

(((5))) (6) Transfer. Movement from one position to a different position with the same evaluation points.

(((6))) (7) Washington general service. The system of personnel administration that applies to classified employees or positions under the jurisdiction of chapter 41.06 RCW and exclusively under those chapters of Title 356 WAC that are adopted by the Washington personnel resources board.

(((7))) (8) Washington management service. The system of personnel administration that applies to classified managerial employees or positions under the jurisdiction of RCW 41.06.022 and 41.06.500 and those chapters of Title 356 WAC that are adopted by the director of personnel.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW and RCW 41.06.500. 94-12-055, 356-56-035, filed 5/27/94, effective 7/1/94; 94-01-126, 356-56-035, filed 12/17/93, effective 1/18/94.]

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