WSR 05-12-093

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed May 27, 2005, 11:29 a.m. , effective July 1, 2005 ]


Purpose: These rules establish definitions for terms that were originally adopted under WAC 357-31-001 which are now being moved to the definitions chapter.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 357-31-001.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-09-120 on April 20, 2005.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Based on discussion with stakeholders language was added to the second bullet in WAC 357-01-174 for clarification purposes.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 12, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 12, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Date Adopted: May 24, 2005.

Eva N. Santos

Director


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 357-31-001 What definitions apply to this chapter of the civil service rules?

NEW SECTION
WAC 357-01-022   Anniversary date (higher education).   For employees of higher education institutions or related higher education boards, anniversary date is the most recent date of hire into state service. The anniversary date is used to determine when vacation leave over two hundred forty (240) hours is lost. Higher education employers may make the anniversary date the first calendar day of the month in which the date of hire occurred. A higher education employee receives a new anniversary date when that employee is rehired following a break in state service, but not when the employee promotes, demotes, or transfers to another higher education employer.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 357-01-023   Anniversary date (general government).   For employees of general government agencies, anniversary date is the unbroken service date plus prior state service minus leave without pay when it exceeds fifteen (15) consecutive calendar days as provided in WAC 357-31-345. The anniversary date is used to determine when vacation leave over two hundred forty (240) hours is lost and for computing the rate of vacation leave accrual beginning with the fifth (5th) year of total state employment.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 357-01-348   Unbroken service date (general government).   The date a general government employee began current continuous state service. This date is used for computing the rate of vacation leave accrual through and including the employee's fourth (4th) year of continuous service. The unbroken service date is adjusted by leave without pay when it exceeds fifteen (15) consecutive calendar days as provided in WAC 357-31-345.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 357-01-202   Minor/dependent child.   A biological, adopted, or foster child, a stepchild, a legal ward, or a child of a person standing in loco parentis, who is:

Under eighteen (18) years of age, or
Eighteen (18) years of age or older and incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability.
Persons who are in loco parentis are those with day-to-day responsibilities to care for and financially support a child.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 357-01-072   Child.   A biological, adopted, or foster child, or a stepchild.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 357-01-172   Family members.   Individuals considered to be members of the family are parent, step-parent, sister, brother, parent-in-law, spouse, grandparent, grandchild, minor/dependent child, and child.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 357-01-182   Household members.   Persons who reside in the same home who have reciprocal duties to and do provide financial support for one another. The term does not include persons sharing the same house when the living style is primarily that of a dormitory or commune.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 357-01-227   Parent.   A biological parent of an employee or an individual who stood in loco parentis to an employee when the employee was a child. A person who had day-to-day responsibilities to care for and financially support the employee when he or she was a child is considered to have stood in loco parentis to the employee.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 357-01-228   Parent-in-law.   A biological parent of an employee's spouse or an individual who stood in loco parentis to an employee's spouse when the employee's spouse was a child. A person who had day-to-day responsibilities to care for and financially support the employee's spouse when he or she was a child is considered to have stood in loco parentis to the employee's spouse.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 357-01-138   Emergency health condition.   A sudden, generally unexpected occurrence or set of circumstances related to a person's health, which requires immediate action and is typically short-term in nature.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 357-01-174   Full-time employee.   An employee who is scheduled to work:

Forty (40) hours in one (1) workweek;
For hospital personnel assigned to a fourteen-day schedule, eighty (80) hours over a fourteen-day period; or
For law enforcement positions, one hundred sixty hours (160) in the twenty-eight-day work period.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 357-01-229   Part-time employee.   An employee who is scheduled to work less than that required for a full-time employee.

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