WSR 05-18-080

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed September 7, 2005, 9:34 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-46-095 Who is eligible for the general government transition pool program?

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: The language added to this rule is needed to make the rule consistent with WAC 357-19-117 which states that a reverted employee can request to be placed in the general government transition pool. The modifications to subsections (5) and (6) are housekeeping in nature.

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.

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

Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-077, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-46-095   Who is eligible for the general government transition pool program?   The following individuals are eligible to participate in the general government transition pool program:

(1) All general government permanent employees separated by layoff or notified by their employer that they are at risk of layoff;

(2) All general government permanent employees who are reverted and not returned to a permanent position in the class in which the employee last held permanent status;

(((2))) (3) Employees who are eligible to participate in the return-to-work initiative program in accordance with chapter 357-19 WAC;

(((3))) (4) Permanent Washington management service employees who accept a position in Washington general service and are being voluntarily or involuntarily reverted during the trial service period;

(((4))) (5) Former permanent classified general government employees who have submitted a written request for reemployment within two (2) years of disability separation and who have met the reemployment requirements of WAC 357-19-475; ((and))

(((5))) (6) General government employee business unit members whose contract has expired or been terminated((.)); and

(((6))) (7) Permanent Washington management service employees who accept acting appointments and who do not return on the agreed upon date in accordance with WAC 357-58-275.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-12-077, 357-46-095, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05; 04-18-114, 357-46-095, filed 9/1/04, effective 7/1/05.]

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