WSR 04-15-015

PERMANENT RULES

PERSONNEL RESOURCES BOARD


[ Filed July 8, 2004, 2:53 p.m. , effective July 1, 2005 ]


Purpose: Per RCW 41.06.420, the board has rule-making authority to establish a requirement for entry-level management training for employees appointed to supervisory or managerial positions. The following rules will be part of the employee training and development chapter of the new civil service rules (Title 357 WAC).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-12-087 on June 2, 2004.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Under WSR 04-12-087 we proposed WAC 357-34-080, this section was NOT adopted. Also, in WAC 357-34-055 the proposed version differs from the adopted version in that the language was rearranged and we added the word "permanent."

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 4, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 4, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 8, 2004.

E. C. Matt

Secretary


NEW SECTION
WAC 357-34-055   Are employees appointed to a supervisory or management position required to complete any special supervisory or managerial training?   Employees appointed to a permanent supervisory or management position must successfully complete entry-level supervisory or managerial training. (See WAC 357-34-075 for exceptions to this requirement).

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NEW SECTION
WAC 357-34-070   When must employees appointed to supervisory or management positions be enrolled in the required training?   Employees appointed to a permanent supervisory or management position must be enrolled in the required training within six (6) months of the date of their appointment, or if a program is not available, as soon as possible after it becomes available. When training opportunities are available, the employer may suspend the entry-level training requirement for up to a maximum of an additional six (6) months in cases where the ability of the employer to perform its responsibilities would be adversely affected by the absence of the employee from the work site.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 357-34-075   Under what circumstances may the employer waive the requirement for an employee to complete supervisory or managerial training?   The employer may waive the requirement for entry-level supervisory or managerial training in cases where:

(1) The employee has at least one year of experience in a supervisory or management position at some point prior to the present appointment and has demonstrated experience and competence as a substitute for training; or

(2) The employee can demonstrate that before this appointment the employee completed training that satisfies the requirements of WAC 357-34-060 and WAC 357-34-065.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 357-34-085   Who is responsible for designating positions as supervisor or management positions for the purpose of identifying which positions are covered by the training requirement?   For purposes of WAC 357-34-055, each employer must designate individual positions, or groups of positions, as being supervisor or management positions. The employer's designations are subject to review by the director.

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