WSR 10-17-062

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed August 13, 2010, 9:07 a.m. , effective September 15, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 15, 2010.

Purpose: 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).

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 357-28-055.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.06.150.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-14-126 on July 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: August 12, 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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