SENATE BILL 6723
State of Washington 55th Legislature 1998 Regular Session
By Senators Jacobsen, Wood, Kohl, Patterson, Thibaudeau, Brown, Fraser, Prentice, Goings, Snyder and Rasmussen
Read first time 01/29/98. Referred to Committee on Higher Education.
AN ACT Relating to part-time employees of community and technical colleges; adding a new section to chapter 28B.50 RCW; and creating a new section.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that part-time faculty at the community and technical colleges have an essential role in providing students with an excellent and affordable education. The legislature also finds that the salary, retirement benefits, and health care disparities between full-time and part-time faculty at many colleges are excessive and inequitable. Therefore, it is the intent of the legislature that part-time faculty employed in public community and technical colleges receive equal compensation for equal work when compared to full-time faculty. Equal compensation for equal work should include prorated compensation for salary, retirement benefits, and health care benefits.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 28B.50 RCW to read as follows:
(1) This section applies to part-time employees of public community and technical colleges who are employed for less than fifty percent of a full-time equivalent position.
(2) Part-time employees under this section shall receive prorated parity pay based on a system average salary.
(3) Part-time employees under this section shall receive compensation in lieu of health benefits equivalent to the prorated cost to the state for individual health benefits. The amount shall be based on the average premium for health care for an individual, prorated for the percent of time worked.
(4) Retirement benefits for part-time instructional employees under this section shall be contributed on a pro rata basis.
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