Washington State

House of Representatives

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State Government & Tribal Affairs Committee

HB 2396

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Brief Description: Clarifying the number of employees within certain classifications within the consolidated technology services agency.

Sponsors: Representatives Hudgins, Hinkle, Hunt, Sells, Zeiger, Appleton, Armstrong, Seaquist, Miloscia, Green, Blake, Ryu, Stanford, Hasegawa, Reykdal, Kenney, Kirby, Upthegrove, Jinkins, Fitzgibbon, Liias, Billig, McCoy, Dunshee, Van De Wege, Ormsby, Moeller, Probst, Goodman, Sullivan, Lytton, Haigh, Dickerson, Cody, Moscoso, Tharinger, Ladenburg, Hope, Orcutt, Maxwell and Kelley.

Brief Summary of Bill

  • Provides that no more that 25 percent of the Consolidated Technology Services Agency employees may be exempt from civil service.

Hearing Date: 1/25/12

Staff: Marsha Reilly (786-7135).


In 2011 a bill was enacted that created the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) as an executive branch agency vested with some or all of the powers and duties of the Department of

General Administration, the Public Printer, the Department of Personnel, the Office of Financial Management, and the Department of Information Services. The bill also created the Consolidated Technology Services Agency (CTS) to replace the Department of Information Systems.

Employees of the CTS that perform duties relating to systems integration; data center engineering and management; network systems engineering and management; information technology contracting; information technology customer relationship management; and network and systems security are exempt from civil service:

Summary of Bill:

No more that 25 percent of the employees of the CTS Agency may be exempt from civil service.

Appropriation: None.

Fiscal Note: Not requested.

Effective Date: The bill takes effect 90 days after adjournment of the session in which the bill is passed.