WSR 10-14-126

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed July 7, 2010, 11:10 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-28-055 How is the periodic increment date determined for a general government employee?

Hearing Location(s): Department of Personnel, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, on August 12, 2010, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 12, 2010.

Submit Written Comments to: Connie Goff, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, e-mail connieg@dop.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-4694, by August 5, 2010. FOR DOP TRACKING PURPOSES PLEASE NOTE ON SUBMITTED COMMENTS "FORMAL COMMENT."

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact department of personnel by August 5, 2010, TTY (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To clarify that if an employee is hired at the maximum step of a pay range the periodic increment date (PID) will not be set. If the employee later receives a new appointment the PID will be set at that time based on the new appointment (either six or twelve months out depending on where the employee is placed in the new pay range).

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: , governmental.

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.

July 7, 2010

Eva N. Santos

Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-11-048, filed 5/11/06, effective 6/12/06)

WAC 357-28-055   How is the periodic increment date determined for a general government employee?   (1) For a general government employee appointed to a position before July 1, 2005, the employee's periodic increment date as of June 30, 2005 is retained.

(2) For a general government employee appointed to a position on or after July 1, 2005 whose base salary is set at the minimum of the salary range, the periodic increment date is six months from the date of appointment.

(3) For a general government employee appointed to a position on or after July 1, 2005 whose base salary is set above the minimum but below the maximum of the salary range, the periodic increment date is twelve months from date of appointment.

(4) A general government employee appointed to a position on or after July 1, 2005, whose base salary is set at the maximum of the range will not have a periodic increment date set. If the employee later receives a new appointment, the periodic increment date will be set at that time, as described in this section.

(5) Once a general government employee's periodic increment date is set, it remains the same unless:

(a) The periodic increment date is advanced or postponed in accordance with WAC 357-28-070 and 357-28-075; or

(b) The periodic increment date is adjusted for leave without pay in accordance with WAC 357-31-345.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 06-11-048, 357-28-055, filed 5/11/06, effective 6/12/06; 05-01-205, 357-28-055, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]

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