WSR 05-16-040

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed July 27, 2005, 11:50 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-43-008 What happens if a displaced employee chooses to be removed from the employee business unit before the effective date of a contract that is awarded to the employee business unit?

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 proposed rule addresses what happens if a displaced employee chooses to be removed from the employee business unit before the effective date of the contract.

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 employee business units. This proposal implements this provision of the Personnel System Reform Act.

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 357-43-008   What happens if a displaced employee chooses to be removed from the employee business unit before the effective date of a contract that is awarded to the employee business unit?   When a displaced employee chooses to be removed from an employee business unit prior to the effective date of the contract that is awarded to the employee business unit, the following applies:

(1) If the displaced employee chooses to be removed before the employer notifies the employee business unit of the intent to award the contract to the employee business unit (as described in WAC 236-51-600), the displaced employee has layoff rights in accordance with WAC 357-46-012.

(2) If the displaced employee chooses to be removed after the employer notifies the employee business unit of the intent to award the contract to the employee business unit (as described in WAC 236-51-600), the displaced employee has no layoff rights under chapter 357-46 WAC and is considered to have resigned when his/her position is eliminated.

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