Effective Date of Rule: June 15, 2010.
Purpose: The proposed language was in the prior merit system rule. This language was inadvertently left out of the new rule. The other proposed changes are housekeeping in nature.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 357-46-060.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-08-104 on April 7, 2010.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: May 13, 2010.
Eva N. Santos
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-17-056 and 09-18-113, filed 8/13/09 and 9/2/09, effective 12/3/09)
WAC 357-46-060 Does a veteran receive any preference in layoff? (1) An eligible veteran receives a preference by having ((
his/her)) their seniority increased. This is done by
adding the eligible veteran's total active military service,
not to exceed five years, to (( his/her)) their unbroken
(2) An eligible veteran is defined as any permanent employee who:
(a) Has one or more years in active military service in any branch of the armed forces of the United States or who has less than one year's service and is discharged with a disability incurred in the line of duty or is discharged at the convenience of the government; and
(b) Has received, upon termination of such service:
(i) An honorable discharge;
(ii) A discharge for physical reasons with an honorable record; or
(iii) A release from active military service with evidence of service other than that for which an undesirable, bad conduct, or dishonorable discharge is given.
(3) "An eligible veteran" does not include any person who as a veteran voluntarily retired, as evidenced by the "DD Form 214" or other official military records, with twenty or more years' active military service and has military retirement pay in excess of five hundred dollars per month.
(4) The surviving spouse or surviving registered domestic partner of an eligible veteran is entitled to veteran's seniority preference for up to five years as outlined in subsection (1) and (2) of this section regardless of whether the veteran had at least one year of active military service.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 09-17-056 and 09-18-113, § 357-46-060, filed 8/13/09 and 9/2/09, effective 12/3/09; 05-12-077, § 357-46-060, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05; 04-18-114, § 357-46-060, filed 9/1/04, effective 7/1/05.]