WSR 07-17-127

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed August 20, 2007, 9:18 a.m. , effective September 20, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 20, 2007.

Purpose: This proposal amends WAC 357-13-025 to reflect the statutory language in RCW 41.06.152 and to better address agency requests for revisions or salary adjustments to the classification plan in accordance with HB 1671 which passed during the 2007 legislative session.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 357-13-025.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-14-120 on July 3, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: August 16, 2007.

Eva N. Santos

Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-01-201, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-13-025   What criteria must be met in order for the director to adopt revisions or salary adjustments to the classification plan?   (1) The following three criteria must be met for the director to adopt revisions or salary adjustments to the classification plan:

(a) Implementation of the proposed revision or salary adjustment will result in net cost savings, increased efficiencies, or improved management of personnel or services;

(b) The office of financial management has reviewed the fiscal impact statement of the affected employer and concurs that the biennial cost of the revision or salary adjustment is absorbable within the employer's current authorized level of funding for the current fiscal biennium and subsequent fiscal biennia; and

(c) The revision or salary adjustment is due to one of the following causes, as defined by the director in the classification and pay guidelines:

(((d) Documented recruitment or retention difficulties;))

(i) Documented recruitment or retention difficulties;

(((i)))(ii) Salary compression or inversion;

(iii) Classification plan maintenance;

((ii))(iv) ((Increased)) Higher level duties and responsibilities; or

(v) Inequities.

(((iii) Salary inequities caused by similar work assigned to different job classes with a salary disparity greater than 7.5%.))

(2) The provisions of subsection (1)(b) and (1)(c) of this section do not apply to the higher education hospital special pay plan or to any adjustments to the classification plan that are due to emergency conditions requiring the establishment of positions necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-01-201, 357-13-025, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office