WSR 07-11-100

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed May 16, 2007, 10:11 a.m. , effective July 1, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2007.

Purpose: The change in WAC 357-28-125 will result in an employee's salary being adjusted to the same step in the new range as held in the previous range (unless otherwise determined by the director) when an employee's position is reallocated to a new class as a result of the director taking action to implement the new classification plan.

The change in WAC 357-28-130 states that when reallocation to a class with a higher salary range is necessary because the director creates, abolishes, or revises a class after the initial implementation of the classification plan, the employee must have his/her base salary adjusted to the same step in the new range as held in the previous range unless otherwise determined by the director.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 357-28-125 and 357-28-130.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-08-033 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 15, 2007.

Eva N. Santos

Director


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

WAC 357-28-125   How is an employee's base salary affected when the employee's position is allocated to a new class as a result of the director taking action to implement the new classification plan as required by ((RCW 41.06.136)) WAC 357-10-010(1)?   When an employee's position is reallocated to a new class as a result of the director taking action to implement the new classification plan as required by ((RCW 41.06.136)) WAC 357-10-010(1), the ((employee retains his/her previous base salary and periodic increment date upon reallocation unless the employee's previous base salary is less than the minimum step of the salary range assigned to the new class. In that case, the employee's base salary is the minimum step of the salary range assigned the new class and the periodic increment date is six months from the effective date of reallocation)) employee's salary will be adjusted to the same step in the new range as held in the previous range unless otherwise determined by the director.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-01-205, 357-28-125, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]


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

WAC 357-28-130   How is an employee's base salary determined if the director creates, abolishes, or revises a class after the initial implementation of the classification plan?   When reallocation is necessary because the director creates, abolishes, or revises a class after the initial implementation of the classification plan, an employee's base salary is determined as follows:

(1) An employee occupying a position reallocated to a class with the same or lower salary range must be paid an amount equal to his/her previous base salary.

(2) An employee occupying a position reallocated to a class with a higher salary range must have his/her base salary ((set in accordance with the salary provisions established by the director)) adjusted to the same step in the new range as held in the previous range unless otherwise determined by the director.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-01-205, 357-28-130, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]

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