WSR 05-12-081

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed May 27, 2005, 11:20 a.m. , effective July 1, 2005 ]


Purpose: These rules pertain to the effect of leave without pay on a higher education employee's periodic increment date and seniority date.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-09-108 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 24, 2005.

Eva N. Santos

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 357-31-346   Does leave without pay affect a higher education employee's periodic increment date?   For a higher education employee, the periodic increment date will be moved forward by one month when any period of leave without pay which exceeds ten (10) working days in a month or ten (10) consecutive working days except when the leave without pay is taken for:

(1) Military leave of absence without pay as provided in WAC 357-31-370;

(2) Compensable work-related injury or illness leave; and/or

(3) Scheduled periods of leave without pay for cyclic appointments in accordance with WAC 357-19-295.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 357-31-347   Does leave without pay affect a higher education employee's seniority date?   In accordance with WAC 357-46-053, each higher education employer's layoff procedure defines how seniority is determined including any adjustments made for periods of leave without pay. As provided by WAC 357-19-297, scheduled cyclic leave without pay for an employee in cyclic year positions does not affect the employee's seniority date.

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