WSR 08-09-030

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE


[ Filed April 8, 2008, 3:48 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Policy governing procedure to provide a systematic way in which to express and resolve misunderstandings, complaints or grievances about dissatisfaction with college personnel, services, processes or facilities, discrimination or academic issues.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 34.05 RCW and RCW 28B.50.140.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To clarify existing policy and make navigation of the process more transparent and easily understood by the user.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Equal employment opportunity commission, human rights commission and United States Office of Civil Rights. Complaint procedures will comply with requirements of these agencies and contain reference to these agencies in the final policy.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Bea Hughes, Vice-president of Human Resources, (425) 564-2445, bhughes@bcc.ctc.edu; Jim Bennett, Vice-president of Equity and Pluralism, (425) 564-2300, jbennett@bcc.ctc.edu, Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue, WA 98007-6484, phone (425) 564-2302, fax (425) 564-2261.

April 8, 2008

Lucinda A. Taylor

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office