WSR 99-12-098

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION


[ Filed June 1, 1999, 4:50 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 162-12 WAC, Preemployment inquiries, chapter 162-18 WAC, Corrective employment programs, chapter 162-20 WAC, Age discrimination in public employment, chapter 162-28 WAC, Public education, and chapter 162-40 WAC, Credit transactions.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 49.60.120(3).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To adopt improvements to current commission rules under Executive Order 97-02 relating to clarity, need, consistency, effectiveness, cost, coordination, and fairness.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), along with the Washington State Department of Personnel, Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises, and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction have been invited to participate in the advisory workgroups that will help to develop possible improvements to current commission rules.

Process for Developing New Rule: Advisory workgroups.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by taking part in the advisory workgroups or submit written comments. Please contact Heriberto (Ed) Ruiz, Human Rights Commission, 1511 Third Avenue, Suite 921, Mailstop TB-41, Seattle, WA 98101-1626, phone (206) 464-6505, fax (206) 464-7463.

June 1, 1999

Sue J. Jordan

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office