WSR 07-11-093

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed May 16, 2007, 10:17 a.m. , effective July 1, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2007.

Purpose: This change clarifies that the employer's policy may allow leave with pay when an employee is absent due to inclement weather.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 357-31-255.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-08-037 on March 27, 2007.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: May 15, 2007.

Eva N. Santos

Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-08-137, filed 4/6/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-31-255   What types of leave may an employee use when absent from work or arriving late to work because of inclement weather?   When the employer determines inclement weather conditions exist, the employer's leave policy governs the order in which accrued leave and compensatory time may be used to account for the time an employee is absent from work due to the inclement weather. The employer's policy must allow the use of accrued vacation leave, accrued sick leave up to a maximum of three days in any calendar year, and the use of leave without pay in lieu of paid leave at the request of the employee. The employer's policy may allow leave with pay when an employee is absent due to inclement weather.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-08-137, 357-31-255, filed 4/6/05, effective 7/1/05.]

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