WSR 05-12-088

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed May 27, 2005, 11:24 a.m. , effective July 1, 2005 ]


Purpose: This rules pertains to how an employee is affected when their position is reallocated.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 357-13-090.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-09-105 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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 05-01-201, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-13-090   How is an employee affected when his/her position is reallocated?  


This table is used to determine how an employee whose position is reallocated is affected.
Employee's position reallocated to:
Class with a higher salary range maximum Class with an equal salary range maximum Class with a lower salary range maximum
Reallocation results from:
A position review requested by the employee or initiated by the employer If the employee has performed the higher level duties for at least six months and meets the competencies and other position requirements: If the employee meets the competencies and other position requirements: If the employee meets the competencies and other position requirements and chooses to remain in the reallocated position:
-> The employee remains in the position and ((retains existing appointment status)) is appointed with permanent status provided the probationary or trial service period for the class to which the position is reallocated is six months in duration. If the probationary period or trial service period is longer than six months and the employee has not performed higher level duties for the length of the probationary period or trial service period, the employer may require the employee serve the remainder of the probationary or trial service period before gaining permanent status in the reallocated position.


If the reallocation is the result of a change in the duties of the position and the employee has not performed the higher level duties for six months or more:

-> The employee remains in the position and retains existing appointment status. -> The employee retains appointment status; has the right to be placed on the employer's internal layoff list; and has his/her salary set in accordance with WAC 357-28-120.
-> The employer must give the employee the opportunity to compete for the position. The employer may choose to promote the employee without competition as long as the employee meets the competencies and any other position requirements. -> The employee retains the previous base salary in accordance with WAC 357-28-120. If the employee chooses to vacate the position or does not meet the competencies and other position requirements:
If the employee is not selected for the position, the employer's layoff procedure applies. If the employee is appointed, the employee must serve a trial service period. If the employee does not meet the competencies and other position requirements:

-> The employer's layoff procedure applies.
Upon appointment to the higher class, the employee's base salary must be increased a minimum of a two step increase, not to exceed the top step of the range as provided in WAC 357-28-115. -> The employer's layoff procedure applies.
The director implementing a new classification plan under provisions of RCW 41.06.136 or revising the classification plan. The employee remains in the position and keeps existing appointment status. See WAC 357-28-125 and 357-28-130 for determining the employee's salary.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-01-201, 357-13-090, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]

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