WSR 01-04-073

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

RELATIONS COMMISSION

[ Filed February 6, 2001, 3:32 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Proposed changes to chapters 391-25 and 391-35 WAC concerning petitions for investigation of question concerning representation, and petitions for clarification of bargaining unit.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.58.050, 41.59.110, 41.56.090, 28B.52.080.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Pursuant to EO 97-02, proposed changes will streamline procedures and codify well-established case precedents concerning confidential employees, supervisors, one-employee units, regular part-time employees, unit determination elections, and interim certifications.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule:

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Mark S. Downing, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 40919, Olympia, WA 98504-0919, phone (360) 753-2955, fax (360) 586-7091, e-mail MDowning@perc.wa.gov. Rules Workshop, Annual Collective Bargaining Conference, on March 7, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., at the Seattle Center, Northwest Rooms, Seattle, Washington.

February 6, 2001

Marvin L. Schurke

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office