WSR 05-21-054

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed October 13, 2005, 3:48 p.m. , effective November 15, 2005 ]


Purpose: This rule pertains to an employer granting paid leave for an employee to take an examination or participate in an interview.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 357-16-105.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-18-075 on September 7, 2005.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: October 13, 2005.

Eva N. Santos

Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-01-200, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-16-105   ((May)) Must an employee be granted ((release time)) leave with pay to take an examination or ((otherwise)) participate in an ((assessment process (which may include assessment tools such as phone screens,)) interview((s, performance tests, etc.))) during scheduled work hours?   ((Employers may release employees, without a loss in pay, to take an examination or otherwise participate in an assessment process)) In accordance with WAC 357-31-325, an employee must be granted leave with pay to take an examination or participate in an interview during scheduled work hours when applying or being considered for a position with a state agency, higher education institution or related higher education board.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-01-200, 357-16-105, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]

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