WSR 05-16-038

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed July 27, 2005, 11:46 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-43-120 Can EBU members receive financial incentives for any cost savings that result from completing performance requirements for less cost or better efficiency than what was anticipated in the agreement with the EBU?

Hearing Location(s): Department of Personnel, Classroom #4, 600 South Franklin, Olympia, WA, on September 8, 2005, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 8, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Sharon Whitehead, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, fax (360) 586-4694 (FOR DOP TRACKING PURPOSES PLEASE NOTE ON SUBMITTED COMMENTS "FORMAL COMMENT"), by September 1, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Department of Personnel by September 1, 2005, TTY (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this rule is to address possible financial incentives for employee business units (EBU) members for costs savings.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.06.150.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: Due to the passage of SHB 1268 the director of the Department of Personnel has rule-making authority regarding EBU.

Name of Proponent: Department of Personnel, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Sandi Stewart, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, (360) 664-6345; Implementation and Enforcement: Department of Personnel.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not required.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.

July 26, 2005

Eva N. Santos

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 357-43-120   Can EBU members receive financial incentives for any cost savings that result from completing performance requirements for less cost or better efficiency than what was anticipated in the agreement with the EBU?   EBU members may receive financial incentives for any cost savings resulting from completing the performance requirements for less cost or better efficiency than what was anticipated in the agreement with the EBU. The financial incentives must be provided using the Savings Incentive Program or the Teamwork Incentive Program or as lump sum recognition payment authorized by the performance management confirmation process established by the department.

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