WSR 06-20-087



[ Filed October 3, 2006, 8:11 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-08-140, filed 4/6/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-31-565   May employers grant paid leave for purposes of recognition?   Employers who have received performance management confirmation may grant employees up to five days of paid leave within a twelve-month period to recognize outstanding accomplishments or the achievement of predefined work goals by individual employees or units. Leave granted under this provision:

(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

(3) ((Must be used before the employee uses vacation leave.))

[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.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office