WSR 05-12-080

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed May 27, 2005, 11:19 a.m. , effective July 1, 2005 ]


Purpose: This rule pertains to the rate employees accrue vacation leave.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 357-31-165.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-09-104 on April 20, 2005.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 24, 2005.

Eva N. Santos

Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-08-137, filed 4/6/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-31-165   At what rate do employees accrue vacation leave?   (1) Full-time employees accrue vacation leave at the following rates:

(a) During the first year of continuous state employment - 12 days (8.0 hours per month);

(b) During the second year of continuous state employment - 13 days (8 hours, 40 minutes per month);

(c) During the third and fourth years of continuous state employment - 14 days (9 hours, 20 minutes per month);

(d) During the fifth, sixth, and seventh years of total state employment - 15 days (10 hours per month);

(e) During the eighth, ninth, and tenth years of total state employment - 16 days (10 hours, 40 minutes per month);

(f) During the eleventh year of total state employment - 17 days (11 hours, 20 minutes per month).

(g) During the twelfth year of total state employment - 18 days (12 hours per month).

(h) During the thirteenth year of total state employment - 19 days (12 hours, 40 minutes per month).

(i) During the fourteenth year of total state employment - 20 days (13 hours, 20 minutes per month).

(j) During the fifteenth year of total state employment - 21 days (14 hours per month).

(k) During the sixteenth and succeeding years of total state employment - 22 days (14 hours, 40 minutes per month).

(2) Higher education employers may establish accrual rates that exceed the rates listed in subsection (1) of this section.

(3) As provided in WAC 357-58-175, an employer may authorize a lump-sum accrual of vacation leave or accelerate the vacation leave accrual rate to support the recruitment and/or retention of a candidate or incumbent for a WMS position. Vacation leave accrual rates may only be accelerated using the rates established in subsection (1) of this section and must not exceed the maximum listed in subsection (1)(k) of this section.

(((3))) (4) The following applies for purposes of computing the rate of vacation leave accrual:

(a) Employment in the legislative and/or the judicial branch except for time spent as an elected official or in a judicial appointment is credited.

(b) Employment exempt by the provisions of WAC 357-04-040, 357-04-045, 357-04-050, 357-04-055 is not credited.

(c) Each contract year, or equivalent, of full-time faculty and/or administrative exempt employment with a higher education employer is credited as one (1) year of qualifying service.

(d) Exempt employment with a general government employer is credited, other than that specified in WAC 357-04-055 which is excluded.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-08-137, 357-31-165, filed 4/6/05, effective 7/1/05.]

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.

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