WSR 09-20-104

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed October 7, 2009, 9:57 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-01-275 Reassignment and 357-19-165 What is the difference between reassignment and transfer?

Hearing Location(s): Department of Personnel, 600 South Franklin, Olympia, WA, on November 12, 2009, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 12, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: Connie Goff, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, e-mail connieg@dop.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-4694, by November 5, 2009. FOR DOP TRACKING PURPOSES PLEASE NOTE ON SUBMITTED COMMENTS "FORMAL COMMENT."

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact department of personnel by November 5, 2009, TTY (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The definition of "reassignment" found in WAC 357-01-275 and 357-19-165 does not coincide with WAC 357-19-170. WAC 357-19-170 is the rule which grants the authority for an employer to reassign an employee. WAC 357-19-170 says an appointing authority may reassign an employee to a different position within the same class (no mention of a different class with the same salary range maximum). The proposed rule amendments to WAC 357-01-275 and 357-19-165 will correct this.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.06.150.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent:

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kristie Wilson, 521 Capitol Way South, (360) 664-6408; Implementation and Enforcement: Department of personnel.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.

October 6, 2009

Eva N. Santos

Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-01-204, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-01-275   Reassignment.   An employer-initiated move of an employee within the employer from one position to another position in the same class ((or a different class with the same salary range maximum)).

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-01-204, 357-01-275, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-01-206, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-19-165   What is the difference between reassignment and transfer?   A reassignment is an employer-initiated move of an employee from one position to a comparable position in the same class ((or a different class with the same salary range maximum)). A transfer is an employee-initiated move from one position within or between employers in the same class or a different class with the same salary range maximum.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-01-206, 357-19-165, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]

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