WSR 05-15-067

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

[ Filed July 12, 2005, 4:27 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 415-112-820 What is a bona fide position for purposes of WAC 415-112-810?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapter 23, Laws of 2005.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 41.32.010 was amended during the 2005 legislative session to give part-time school psychologists, social workers, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and audiologists the same option for computing benefits as previously given to classroom instructors, librarians and counselors.

Process for Developing New Rule: The Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) will develop the draft rule(s) with the assistance of the Attorney General's Office. The public is invited and encouraged to participate, as described below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. DRS encourages your active participation in the rule-making process. After the rule(s) is drafted, DRS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. The notice will include the time and date of a public rules hearing. DRS will send a copy of the notice and the proposed rule(s) to everyone currently on the mailing list and anyone else who requests a copy. To request a copy or for more information on how to participate, please contact Leslie Saeger, Rules and Contracts Coordinator, Department of Retirement Systems, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, voice (360) 664-7291, TTY (360) 586-5450, fax (360) 753-3166, e-mail leslies@drs.wa.gov.

July 12, 2005

Leslie L. Saeger

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office