SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Purpose: This amendment to WAC 388-310-1400 WorkFirst -- Community service, will add a new activity, job preparation, to community services to better prepare parents for a successful job search.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-310-1400.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-08-121 on April 5, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: June 1, 2005.
Andy Fernando, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit3536.1
Community service includes two types of activities for mandatory participants:
(a) Unpaid work (such as the work performed by volunteer workers) that you perform for a charitable nonprofit organization, federal, state, local or tribal government or district; or
(b) An activity approved by your case manager which benefits you, your family, your community or your tribe. These activities may include traditional activities that perpetuate tribal culture and customs.
(2) What type of community service[s] activities benefit me, my family, my community or my tribe and might be included in my individual responsibility plan?
The following types of community service activities benefit you, your family, your community or your tribe and might be included in your individual responsibility plan:
(a) Caring for a disabled family member;
(b) Caring for a child, if you are fifty-five years old or older and receiving TANF or SFA assistance for the child as a relative (instead of as the child's parent);
(c) Providing childcare for another WorkFirst participant who is doing community service;
(d) Actively participating in a drug or alcohol assessment or treatment program which is certified or contracted by the state under chapter 70.96A RCW;
(e) Participating in family violence counseling or drug
or alcohol treatment that will help you become employable or
keep your job (this is called "specialized services" in state
(f) Participating in the pregnancy to employment pathway; and/or
(g) Job preparation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050. 00-06-062, § 388-310-1400, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00; 99-10-027, § 388-310-1400, filed 4/28/99, effective 5/29/99; 97-20-129, § 388-310-1400, filed 10/1/97, effective 11/1/97.]
Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.