WSR 00-19-023

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed September 8, 2000, 3:39 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-136 WAC, Finance -- Conversion of accumulated sick leave.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.400.210 for school districts.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revision of the WAC is needed to reflect changes in law made by the legislature during the 2000 session. Employees who separate from employment are now eligible to convert unused sick leave to monetary compensation if they are at least fifty-five years old with fifteen years of service if under PERS 2 or TRS 2 or with ten years of service under TRS 3.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Retirement Systems.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments to Rules Coordinator, Legal Services, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 753-4201, TDD (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Petrea Stoddard, (360) 753-3587.

September 8, 2000

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office