WSR 06-11-048

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed May 11, 2006, 10:54 a.m. , effective June 12, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 12, 2006.

Purpose: The purpose of these rules is to address periodic increment dates for both general government and higher education employees.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 357-28-055.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-08-110 on April 5, 2006.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 11, 2006.

Eva N. Santos

Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-01-205, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-28-055   How is the periodic increment date determined for a general government employee?   (1) For ((an)) a general government employee appointed to a position before July 1, 2005, the employee's periodic increment date as of June 30, 2005 is retained.

(2) For ((an)) a general government employee appointed to a position on or after July 1, 2005 whose base salary is set at the minimum of the salary range, the periodic increment date is six months from the date of appointment.

(3) For ((an)) a general government employee appointed to a position on or after July 1, 2005 whose base salary is set above the minimum but below the maximum of the salary range, the periodic increment date is twelve months from date of appointment.

(4) Once ((an)) a general government employee's periodic increment date is set, it remains the same unless:

(a) The periodic increment date is advanced or postponed in accordance with WAC 357-28-070 and 357-28-075; or

(b) ((The employee is appointed to another position with a different salary range maximum. Upon subsequent appointment, the provisions of subsection (2) and (3) of this section apply.)) The periodic increment date is adjusted for leave without pay in accordance with WAC 357-31-345.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-01-205, 357-28-055, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 357-28-056   How is the periodic increment date determined for a higher education employee?   (1) For a higher education employee appointed to a position before July 1, 2005, the employee's periodic increment date as of June 30, 2005 is retained.

(2) For a higher education employee appointed to a position on or after July 1, 2005 whose base salary is set at the minimum of the salary range, the periodic increment date is six months from the date of appointment.

(3) For a higher education employee appointed to a position on or after July 1, 2005 whose base salary is set above the minimum but below the maximum of the salary range, the periodic increment date is twelve months from date of appointment.

(4) Once a higher education employee's periodic increment date is set, it remains the same unless:

(a) The periodic increment date is advanced or postponed in accordance with WAC 357-28-070 and 357-28-075; or

(b) The employee is appointed to another position with a different salary range maximum. Upon subsequent appointment, the provisions of subsection (2) and (3) of this section apply.

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