WSR 00-14-046

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

(WorkFirst Division)

[ Filed June 30, 2000, 2:44 p.m. , effective July 1, 2000 ]

Date of Adoption: June 30, 2000.

Purpose: To repeal WAC 388-310-1850. The Re-employ Washington Workers (RWW) program, effective July 31, 1999, was implemented to provide rapid reemployment services to low-wage unemployment insurance claimants under the WorkFirst post-employment services umbrella. Effective June 30, 2000, the WorkFirst RWW program will end, with the key concepts from the program blended into a more comprehensive, proactive service delivery model - the newly evolved job success coach initiative.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-310-1850 WorkFirst -- Re-employ Washington Workers.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.04.050.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.

Reasons for this Finding: Effective June 30, 2000, the WorkFirst RWW program will end. The WorkFirst job success coach initiative (JSCI), however, will be implemented shortly thereafter. JSCI is an evolutionary model in the delivery of WorkFirst postemployment services, and blends the key concepts from the RWW program into a more comprehensive, proactive service delivery model. The newly evolved program, JSCI, is designed to increase the success of WorkFirst participants in the workplace.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.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

June 30, 2000

Edith M. Rice, Chief

Office of Legal Affairs

2785.1
REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 388-310-1850 Re-employ Washington Workers (RWW).

Washington State Code Reviser's Office