PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Review of three rules: (1) WAC 391-08-670 concerning citation, publication and indexing of agency decisions; (2) WAC 391-25-216 concerning procedures for intervenors to follow in representation petitions for state civil service employees; and (3) WAC 391-25-426 concerning consolidation of two or more bargaining units of state civil service employees represented by same employee organization.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.06.340, 41.56.090, 41.58.050, 41.59.110, 41.76.060.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendments to WAC 391-08-670 may be needed to update citation standards and to provide for publication and indexing of agency decisions on agency website. Amendments to WAC 391-25-216 may be needed to allow consolidation of multiple representation petitions seeking same group of employees. WAC 391-25-426 was adopted by commission on January 6, 2003, as emergency rule, and is being proposed as permanent rule.
Process for Developing New Rule:
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. A clientele input meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. on April 16, 2003, at Second Floor Conference Room, Evergreen Plaza Building, 711 Capitol Way, Olympia, WA.
The commission will conduct a rule adoption hearing on the proposed changes at 10:00 a.m. on May 13, 2003, at Second Floor Conference Room, Evergreen Plaza Building, 711 Capitol Way, Olympia, WA.
Written comments may be sent to Mark S. Downing, Rules Coordinator, Public Employment Relations Commission, P.O. Box 40919, Olympia, WA 98504-0919, phone (360) 570-7305, fax (360) 570-7334, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 14, 2003
Marvin L. Schurke