WSR 06-12-101

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed June 7, 2006, 8:22 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-58-325 When may a probationary or trial service period be served concurrently with the WMS review period? and 357-58-330 What happens when a general service employee serving a probationary or trail service period is appointed to a WMS position in a different agency?

Hearing Location(s): Department of Personnel, Hearings Room, 2828 Capitol Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98504, on July 13, 2006, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 13, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Connie Goff, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, fax (360) 586-4694, by July 7, 2006. FOR DOP TRACKING PURPOSES PLEASE NOTE ON SUBMITTED COMMENTS "FORMAL COMMENT."

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Department of Personnel by July 7, 2006, TTY (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This is to correct an error in the second paragraph in WAC 357-58-325. The other changes are housekeeping in nature.

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: These changes are housekeeping a nature.

Name of Proponent: Department of personnel, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Connie Goff, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, (360) 664-6250; 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.

June 6, 2006

Eva N. Santos

Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-070, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-58-325   ((When may a probationary or trial service period be served concurrently with the WMS review period?)) What happens when a WGS employee serving a probationary or trial service period is appointed to a WMS position within the same agency?   An employee who is appointed to a WMS position from a WGS position in the same agency while serving a probationary or trial service period in the same or similar occupational field may serve the trial service or probationary period concurrently with the review period. At the discretion of the employer, the employee may attain permanent status in the previous job classification once the original probationary or trial service period concludes.

((The new)) If the positions are in the same or similar occupational field, the employer may allow for some or all of the time served in the ((review)) probationary or trail service period ((for the prior position)) to count towards the review period. ((The employee will not attain permanent status in the original position in the former agency unless agreed to in writing by the employers in both agencies.))

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-12-070, 357-58-325, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-070, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-58-330   What happens when a ((general service)) WGS employee serving a probationary or trial service period is appointed to a WMS position in a different agency?   If agreed to in writing by the employers in both agencies, a WGS employee who is appointed to a WMS position in a different agency in the same or similar occupational field while serving in a probationary or trial service period may serve the probationary or trial service period concurrently with the WMS review period. ((The employee will attain permanent status in the original WGS position upon completion of the probationary or trial service period.)) The employee will not attain permanent status in the previous job classification unless agreed to in writing by the employers in both agencies.

If the positions are in the same or similar occupational field, the new employer may allow for some or all of the time served in the probationary or trial service period for the WGS position to count towards the review period.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-12-070, 357-58-330, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05.]

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