WSR 00-06-049

PROPOSED RULES

PERSONNEL RESOURCES BOARD


[ Filed February 28, 2000, 9:23 a.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 00-04-054.

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

Title of Rule: WAC 359-40-010 Reasons for layoff, 359-40-020 Seniority, 359-40-050 Layoff procedure, 359-40-060 Alternate review period, 359-14-010 Maintenance of eligible lists, 359-14-020 Name removal, 359-14-030 Referrals, 359-14-050 Noncompetitive eligible list, 359-14-070 Combined eligible lists, 359-14-080 Specialized qualifications, 359-14-100 Eligible list designations, and 359-14-130 Internal procedure for transfer, lateral moves, and voluntary demotion.

Purpose: These rules pertain to layoff, seniority, layoff procedure, alternate review period, maintenance of eligible lists, name removal, referrals, noncompetitive eligible list, combined eligible lists, specialized qualifications, eligible list designations, and internal procedure for transfer, lateral moves, and voluntary demotions.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.06.150.

Summary: These new rules are a result of the taskforce on layoff merger rules.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Sharon Whitehead, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, (360) 664-6348; Implementation and Enforcement: Department of Personnel.

Name of Proponent: Department of Personnel, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: These new rules pertain to layoff, seniority, layoff procedure, alternate review period, maintenance of eligible lists, name removal, referrals, noncompetitive eligible list, combined eligible lists, specialized qualifications, eligible list designations, and internal procedure for transfer, lateral moves, and voluntary demotions. The above new rule proposals are a result of the taskforce on layoff merger rules.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not required.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. These rules relate to internal government operations that are not subject to violation by a nongovernmental party. Therefore, pursuant to RCW 34.05.328 [(5)](b)(ii), section 201 does not apply.

Hearing Location: Department of Personnel, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, on April 20, 2000, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Department of Personnel by April 13, 2000, TDD (360) 753-4107, or (360) 664-6280.

Submit Written Comments to: Sharon Whitehead, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, fax (360) 586-4694, by April 18, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 20, 2000.

February 28, 2000

Dennis Karras

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office