WSR 05-24-133

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed December 7, 2005, 11:25 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-52-010 What actions may be appealed?

Hearing Location(s): Department of Personnel, Classroom #4, 600 South Franklin, Olympia, WA, on January 12, 2006, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 12, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Sandi Stewart, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, fax (360) 586-4694, by January 6, 2006. FOR DOP TRACKING PURPOSES PLEASE NOTE ON SUBMITTED COMMENTS "FORMAL COMMENT."

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Department of Personnel by January 6, 2006, TTY (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This modification clarifies that a Washington management service employee can appeal a layoff action.

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: This modification is necessary to clarify that a Washington management service employee can appeal a layoff action.

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.

December 6, 2005

M. P. Sellars

for Eva N. Santos

Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-19-011, filed 9/8/05, effective 10/10/05)

WAC 357-52-010   What actions may be appealed?   (1) Within WGS, the following actions may be appealed:

(((1))) (a) Any permanent WGS employee subject to the statutory jurisdiction of the board who is dismissed, suspended, demoted, or separated or whose base salary is reduced may appeal to the board.

(((2))) (b) Any employee, subject to the statutory jurisdiction of the board who is adversely affected by a violation of the state civil service law (chapter 41.06 RCW) or the rules contained in Title 357 WAC, or an employer, may appeal to the board as follows:

(((a))) (i) For a violation of state civil service law or rules relating to a layoff action, excluding removal from a layoff list, the employee may appeal directly to the board.

(((b)) (ii) For a violation of state civil service law or rules relating to any other subject, including removal from a layoff list, the employee or employer may appeal to the board by filing written exceptions to the director's review determination, except as provided in WAC 357-49-010(1).

(((3))) (c) Through December 31, 2005, an employee in a position at the time of its allocation or reallocation or the employer may appeal to the personnel appeals board by filing written exceptions to the director's review determination in accordance with Title 358 WAC. As of January 1, 2006, an employee in a position at the time of its allocation or reallocation or the employer may appeal to the personnel resources board by filing written exceptions to the director's review determination.

(((4))) (d) An employee whose position has been exempted from chapter 41.06 RCW may appeal the exemption to the board.

(((5))) (e) An individual or the employer may appeal remedial action to the board by filing written exceptions to the director's review determination.

(2) Within WMS, the following actions may be appealed:

(a) Any permanent Washington management service employee who is dismissed, suspended, demoted, laid off, or separated, or whose base salary is reduced may appeal to the board. A determination of which Washington management service positions will be eliminated in a layoff action is not subject to appeal.

(b) An employee whose position has been exempted from chapter 41.06 RCW may appeal the exemption to the board.

(((6) Any permanent Washington management service employee who is dismissed, suspended, demoted, or separated, or whose base salary is reduced may appeal to the board. A determination of which Washington management service positions will be eliminated in a reduction-in-force action is not subject to appeal.))

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-19-011, 357-52-010, filed 9/8/05, effective 10/10/05; 05-01-190, 357-52-010, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]

Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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.