ESSB 5931 was enacted during the 2011 1st special legislative session (see chapter 43, Laws of 2011). The legislation eliminated the department of personnel (DOP) and transferred that agency's human resources policy functions to OFM under the authority of the human resources director, effective October 1, 2011.
The DOP is responsible for TITLE 357 WAC rules pertaining to civil service regulations and this responsibility remains with the human resources director. During the next six months, there will be rule-making activities to conform the current rules to the new agency structure. In addition, beginning in January 2011, DOP initiated a staff review of chapter 357-46 WAC. This chapter addresses layoff and separation of state employees and may require rule-making activities, based on the outcome of the review underway.
In the next six months, we also anticipate beginning rule-making activities to update chapter 82-48 WAC, Disclosure of public records.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Roselyn Marcus at (360) 902-0568.
Director of Legal Affairs