WSR 16-06-021
[Filed February 22, 2016, 8:03 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making:
Updating the agency's case docketing and numbering rule to eliminate confusion.
Updating the contact information for the agency's public records officer.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.58.050, 41.59.110, 41.76.060, 41.80.080, 47.64.280(2), 49.39.060.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency's current case docketing and numbering rule, WAC 391-08-650 sets forth four components that the agency must consider when assigning a case number. The agency and its clientele have found the fourth component, WAC 391-08-650 (1)(d), to be unnecessary and confusing. The agency is proposing to eliminate the fourth component.
WAC 391-08-800 identified the agency's public records officer and specifically lists the employees who held that position. The agency is proposing to amend to [the] rule to make the identity of the public record officer generic.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other agency regulates public sector collective bargaining.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency staff intend to contact representatives from both labor and management to discuss possible amendments to agency rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Michael P. Sellars, 112 North Henry Street, Suite 300, P.O. Box 40919, Olympia, WA 98504-4919, (360) 570-7306; or Dario de la Rosa, 112 North Henry Street, Suite 300, P.O. Box 40919, Olympia, WA 98504-4919, (360) 570-7328.
February 22, 2016
Dario de la Rosa
Representation Coordinator