Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-31-565 May employers grant paid leave for purposes of recognition?
Hearing Location(s): Department of Personnel, 2828 Capitol Boulevard, Tumwater, WA, on November 9, 2006, at 8:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: November 9, 2006.
Submit Written Comments to: Connie Goff, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, fax (360) 586-4694, by November 3, 2006. FOR DOP TRACKING PURPOSES PLEASE NOTE ON SUBMITTED COMMENTS "FORMAL COMMENT."
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact department of personnel by November 3, 2006, TTY (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this change is to remove the requirement that recognition leave must be used before the employee's vacation leave.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.06.150.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: This change is necessary so that an employee will not lose vacation leave when recognition leave is awarded close to the employee's anniversary date.
Name of Proponent: Department of personnel, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Connie Goff, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, (360) 664-6250; Implementation and Enforcement: Department of personnel.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not required.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.
November 9, 2006 [October 3, 2006]
Eva N. Santos
(1) Is not payable upon layoff, dismissal, separation, or resignation or transferable between employers;
(2) Must be used within twelve months of the leave being granted; and
Must be used before the employee uses vacation
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-08-140, § 357-31-565, filed 4/6/05, effective 7/1/05.]
Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.