WSR 07-23-009

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed November 8, 2007, 10:48 a.m. , effective December 11, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: December 11, 2007.

Purpose: This change will clarify the language in WAC 357-16-025. The current language gives the impression that job seekers do not have to apply for specific positions. To be an applicant a job seeker must express interest in the job. The proposed modification repeals the language that causes this confusion and provides individual employers the ability to determine how recruitments will be announced.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 357-16-025.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-20-091 on October 2, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: November 8, 2007.

Eva N. Santos

Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-19-065, filed 9/19/06, effective 10/20/06)

WAC 357-16-025   How must employers and the department inform prospective applicants of recruitments?   ((Employers and the department may recruit without notice by searching for job seekers who have registered in the talent pool maintained by the department. If the department or employer does not recruit job seekers from the central talent pool, notice of recruitment must be issued publicly. The notice must specify the period of recruitment.)) Employers shall determine the appropriate method to solicit job seekers, which may include but not be limited to, public announcements; searching the state central talent pool; or, using an employer maintained talent pool. Recruitment announcements shall inform prospective job seekers how to apply for, or express interest in, positions which may come open for recruitment.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 06-19-065, 357-16-025, filed 9/19/06, effective 10/20/06; 05-01-200, 357-16-025, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]

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