WSR 06-03-072

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed January 12, 2006, 2:01 p.m. , effective February 13, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: February 13, 2006.

Purpose: The purpose of this rule is to explain what actions may be appealed to the Washington personnel resources board.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 357-52-010.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-24-133 on December 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: January 12, 2006.

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 adversely is 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.]