WSR 05-21-060

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed October 13, 2005, 3:58 p.m. , effective November 15, 2005 ]


Purpose: These rules pertain to definitions for the WMS chapter 357-58 WAC and WMS salaries being set outside the maximum of an assigned management band.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 357-58-065 and 357-58-085.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-18-082 on September 7, 2005.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: When the modification to WAC 357-58-065 was filed the definition of "Washington management service" was inadvertently left out. This has been corrected on this filing. Also, the words "minimum and" have been deleted from the question in WAC 357-58-085.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: October 13, 2005.

Eva N. Santos

Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-068, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-58-065   Definitions for WMS.   The following definitions apply to chapter 357-58 WAC:

(1) Competencies. Those measurable or observable knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors critical to success in a key job role or function.

(2) Dismissal. The termination of an individual's employment for disciplinary purposes.

(3) Employee. An individual working in the classified service. Employee business unit members are covered by chapter 357-43 WAC and defined in WAC 357-43-001.

(4) Evaluation points. Evaluation points are the points resulting from an evaluation of a position using the managerial job value assessment chart.

(5) Layoff unit. A clearly identified structure within an employer's organization within which layoff options are determined in accordance with the employer's layoff procedure. Layoff units may be a series of progressively larger units within an employer's organization.

(6) Management bands. Management bands are a series of management levels included in the Washington management service. Placement in a band reflects the nature of management, decision-making environment and policy impact, and scope of management accountability and control assigned to the position.

(7) Performance management confirmation. Approval granted by the director of the department of personnel to an employer allowing the employer to link individual employee performance to compensation or layoff decisions.

(8) Premium. Pay added to an employee's base salary on a contingent basis in recognition of special requirements, conditions, or circumstances associated with the job.

(9) Reassignment. A reassignment is an employer initiated movement of:

(a) a WMS employee from one position to a different position within WMS with the same salary standard and/or evaluation points; or

(b) a WMS position and its incumbent from one section, department, or geographical location to another section, department, or geographical location.

(10) Review period. The review period is a period of time that allows the employer an opportunity to ensure the WMS employee meets the requirements and performance standards of the position.

(((10))) (11) Salary standard. Within a management band a salary standard is the maximum dollar amount assigned to a position in those agencies that use a salary standard in addition to, or in place of, evaluation points.

(((11))) (12) Separation. Separation from state employment for nondisciplinary purposes.

(((12))) (13) Suspension. An absence without pay for disciplinary purposes.

(((13))) (14) Transfer. A WMS transfer is an employee initiated movement from one position to a different position with the same salary standard and/or same evaluation points.

(((14))) (15) Washington general service (WGS). Washington general service is the system of personnel administration that applies to classified employees or positions under the jurisdiction of chapter 41.06 RCW which do not meet the definition of manager found in RCW 41.06.022.

(((15))) (16) Washington management service (WMS). Washington management service is the system of personnel administration that applies to classified managerial employees or positions under the jurisdiction of RCW 41.06.022 and 41.06.500.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-12-068, 357-58-065, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05.]

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-068, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-58-085   Can WMS salaries be set outside the ((minimum and)) maximum of an assigned management band?   Compensation for a WMS position ((must not)) may be set outside the ((minimum or)) maximum of the assigned management band when allowed under any provision of this chapter or when approved by the department of personnel.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-12-068, 357-58-085, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05.]

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