WSR 13-20-131
[Filed October 2, 2013, 9:29 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Proposal is exempt under RCW 34.05.310(4) or 34.05.330(1).
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-31-357 How does leave without pay affect the six-year time period used to qualify for step M?
Hearing Location(s): Office of Financial Management (OFM), Capitol Court Building, 1110 Capitol Way South, Suite 120, Conference Room 110, Olympia, WA 98501, on November 14, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: November 14, 2013.
Submit Written Comments to: Kristie Wilson, OFM, P.O. Box 47500, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4694, by November 9, 2013. For OFM tracking purposes, please note on submitted comments "FORMAL COMMENT."
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact OFM by November 9, 2013, TTY (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The 2013-2015 operating budget that was passed by the legislature provides for a longevity step to be added to the state salary schedule effective July 1, 2013. It provides for an approximate 2.5 percent increase. Employees who have been at the top step (step L) in the same salary range for six years will move to the new step M. The new rules and rule modifications that address this new salary step have been permanently adopted effective October 18, 2013. This rule was included in the emergency adoption that was effective July 1, 2013, but was inadvertently left off of the permanent filings. Therefore, we will file a second emergency filing for this rule only and proceed with permanent adoption.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.06.150.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kristie Wilson, 400 Insurance Building, (360) 902-0483.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.
October 2, 2013
Sandi Stewart
Acting Assistant Director
State Human Resources
WAC 357-31-357 How does leave without pay affect the six-year time period used to qualify for step M?
The six-year time period used to qualify for step M will not be extended for periods of leave without pay.