WSR 00-10-027



[ Filed April 24, 2000, 2:32 p.m. , effective June 1, 2000 ]

Date of Adoption: April 20, 2000.

Purpose: These modifications allow institutions of higher education, various community colleges and related boards to utilize the performance evaluation forms established by the Department of Personnel.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 251-01-345, 251-20-020, and 251-20-030.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.06.150.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-04-053 on January 28, 2000.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: June 1, 2000.

April 24, 2000

Dennis Karras


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 86-09-078 (Order 147), filed 4/22/86)

WAC 251-01-345
Rating factor or performance element.

An element, duty, responsibility, skill, ability, or other specific aspect of performance which is ((rated)) evaluated as part of the annual performance evaluation.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.16.100. 86-09-078 (Order 147), 251-01-345, filed 4/22/86.]

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-13-045, filed 6/13/97, effective 8/1/97)

WAC 251-20-020
Employee performance evaluation -- Forms.

(1) Standardized performance evaluation forms approved by the director shall be used to record employee evaluations. The forms shall contain standard (("))rating factors((")) or performance elements and shall provide for one or more (("))optional factors((")) developed by the institution, which reflect organizational requirements and specific job-related aspects of performance.

(2) The approved forms shall accommodate the provisions of WAC 251-20-040.

(3) The approved forms may be supplemented with other forms and/or information used by an institution to support the ((ratings)) evaluations recorded on the approved forms.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.06.150. 97-13-045, 251-20-020, filed 6/13/97, effective 8/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.16.100. 84-16-067 (Order 119), 251-20-020, filed 7/31/84; 78-06-068 (Order 68), 251-20-020, filed 5/25/78, effective 7/1/78.]

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 136, filed 9/25/85)

WAC 251-20-030
Method of evaluation.

(1) Employee performance is to be ((rated for each "rating factor")) evaluated on the approved form on the basis of performance expectations determined by the supervisor.

(2) Upon appointment to a position, the employee's supervisor will provide the employee with a copy of the following:

(a) The specification for the class.

(b) The employee's specific position duties and responsibilities which relate to the specification.

(3) Written performance expectations ((for each of the rating factors)) shall be provided to the employee in sufficient time to allow the employee to meet the work expectations (normally within thirty calendar days after appointment to an existing position and within ninety calendar days after appointment to a newly created or significantly modified position).

(4) The ((supervisor's)) performance expectations shall remain in effect for future evaluations unless action is taken to modify them and the employee has been provided with a copy of ((them)) the changes.

(((5) Each "rating factor" will be rated and recorded in one of the rating categories on the approved evaluation form.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.16.100. 85-20-049 (Order 136), 251-20-030, filed 9/25/85; 84-16-067 (Order 119), 251-20-030, filed 7/31/84; 81-15-021 (Order 89), 251-20-030, filed 7/9/81, effective 8/10/81; 78-06-068 (Order 68), 251-20-030, filed 5/25/78, effective 7/1/78.]

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