WSR 06-16-100

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed August 1, 2006, 8:32 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-34-065 What must be included in the required supervisory or managerial training?, 357-34-090 Who provides the required supervisory or managerial training?, and 357-58-385 What is the responsibility of general government employers to provide training and development to WMS employees?

Hearing Location(s): Department of Personnel, Classroom #4, 600 South Franklin Street, Olympia, WA 98504, on September 14, 2006, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 14, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Connie Goff, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, fax (360) 586-4694, by September 8, 2006. FOR DOP TRACKING PURPOSES PLEASE NOTE ON SUBMITTED COMMENTS "FORMAL COMMENT."

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact department of personnel by September 8, 2006, TTY (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Department of personnel has designed a new supervisory training curriculum. These proposed modifications to the training rules are to support the new supervisory training.

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 necessary due to a new supervisory training curriculum developed by the department of personnel.

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.

July 31, 2006

Eva N. Santos

Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-01-195, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-34-065   What must be included in the required supervisory or managerial training?   (1) At a minimum, the entry-level supervisory or managerial training required by WAC 357-34-055 must include all of the following topics:

(((1))) (a) The role and legal responsibilities of a supervisor/manager.

(((2))) (b) Performance management, including employee performance evaluation, development, counseling or coaching, and discipline.

(c) Compensation practices.

(d) Recruitment and selection processes and practices.

(e) Labor relations practices and processes.

(((3) Employee motivation, recognition, and rewards.))

(((4) Communication skills and principles.))

(((5) Leadership styles and methods.))

(2) In addition, supervisors and managers may also receive training on other topics identified by the employer.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-01-195, 357-34-065, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-01-195, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-34-090   Who provides the required supervisory or managerial training?   The department provides training activities to fulfill the requirement in WAC 357-34-055 and/or consultative services, as requested, to assist ((the)) employers ((to)) in development of their own programs. Employer-developed training must satisfy the requirements of WAC 357-34-060 and 357-34-065.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-01-195, 357-34-090, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]


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

WAC 357-58-385   What is the responsibility of general government employers to provide training and development to WMS employees?   ((In addition to those responsibilities identified in chapter 357-34 WAC, general government employers must provide WMS development and training opportunities specifically designed to refine and broaden managerial knowledge and leadership competencies. Diversity, performance management, and education for managing employees in a civil service system must be part of this training. WMS employees must complete the core curriculum on leadership competencies as determined by the department of personnel within eighteen months of being appointed to a WMS position.)) General government employers must provide all WMS employees development and training opportunities designed to broaden managerial and leadership competencies. Diversity and performance management must be part of this training. WMS employees who supervise staff must meet the requirements in chapter 357-34 WAC.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-12-070, 357-58-385, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05.]

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