Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-28-320 Must the employer develop written criteria for relocation?
Hearing Location(s): Department of Personnel, Classroom #4, 600 South Franklin, Olympia, WA, on October 13, 2005, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: October 13, 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 October 7, 2005.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Department of Personnel by October 7, 2005, TTY (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This new section adds the requirement for employers to develop written criteria for relocation compensation for Washington general service employees.
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: The requirement for written criteria was in the previous merit system/personnel rule on this topic but was omitted when the new rules were written. This adds it back in. This new rule brings is [it] in line with the requirement for Washington management service employees.
Name of Proponent: Department of Personnel, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Sandi Stewart, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, (360) 664-6324; 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.
September 6, 2005
Eva N. Santos
(1) A description of the circumstances for which relocation compensation will be granted; and
(2) The method that will be used to determine the amount of relocation compensation.