WSR 09-03-012

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed January 9, 2009, 9:11 a.m. , effective February 13, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: February 13, 2009.

Purpose: The proposed changes are housekeeping in nature.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 357-31-165.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-24-108 on December 3, 2008.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: January 8, 2009.

Eva N. Santos

Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-21-059, filed 10/13/05, effective 11/15/05)

WAC 357-31-165   At what rate do employees accrue vacation leave?   (1) Full-time employees accrue vacation leave at the following rates:

(a) During the first year of continuous state employment - twelve days (eight hours per month);

(b) During the second year of continuous state employment - thirteen days (eight hours, forty minutes per month);

(c) During the third and fourth years of continuous state employment - fourteen days (nine hours, twenty minutes per month);

(d) During the fifth, sixth, and seventh years of total state employment - fifteen days (ten hours per month);

(e) During the eighth, ninth, and tenth years of total state employment - sixteen days (ten hours, forty minutes per month);

(f) During the eleventh year of total state employment - seventeen days (eleven hours, twenty minutes per month).

(g) During the twelfth year of total state employment - eighteen days (twelve hours per month).

(h) During the thirteenth year of total state employment - nineteen days (twelve hours, forty minutes per month).

(i) During the fourteenth year of total state employment - twenty days (thirteen hours, twenty minutes per month).

(j) During the fifteenth year of total state employment - twenty-one days (fourteen hours per month).

(k) During the sixteenth and succeeding years of total state employment - twenty-two days (fourteen hours, forty minutes per month).

(2) Higher education employers may establish accrual rates that exceed the rates listed in subsection (1) of this section. This does not apply to individual positions.

(3) As provided in WAC 357-58-175, an employer may authorize a lump-sum accrual of vacation leave or accelerate the vacation leave accrual rate to support the recruitment and/or retention of a candidate or incumbent for a WMS position. Vacation leave accrual rates may only be accelerated using the rates established in subsection (1) of this section and must not exceed the maximum listed in subsection (1)(k) of this section.

(4) The following applies for purposes of computing the rate of vacation leave accrual:

(a) Employment in the legislative and/or the judicial branch except for time spent as an elected official or in a judicial appointment is credited.

(b) Employment exempt by the provisions of WAC 357-04-040, 357-04-045, 357-04-050, 357-04-055 is not credited.

(c) Each contract year, or equivalent, of full-time faculty and/or administrative exempt employment with a higher education employer is credited as one year of qualifying service.

(d) Exempt employment with a general government employer is credited, other than that specified in WAC 357-04-055 which is excluded.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-21-059, 357-31-165, filed 10/13/05, effective 11/15/05; 05-12-080, 357-31-165, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05; 05-08-137, 357-31-165, filed 4/6/05, effective 7/1/05.]

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