Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).
Title of Rule: New WAC 251-08-075 Salary adjustment and amending WAC 356-14-070 Salary -- Limits.
Purpose: These rules pertain to salary adjustments and salary limits.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.06.150.
Summary: These rules will allow the personnel officer of an institution of higher education or an appointing authority of an agency flexibility to adjust a current employee's salary within the range.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Sharon Whitehead, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, (360) 664-6348; Implementation and Enforcement: Department of Personnel.
Name of Proponent: Department of Personnel, governmental.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: These rules describe salary adjustment and salary limits. This modification will allow the personnel officer of a institution of higher education or the appointing authority of an agency flexibility to adjust a current employee's salary within the range to address issues that are related to recruitment and retention.
Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See above.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not required.
Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. These rules relate to internal government operations that are not subject to violation by a nongovernmental party. Therefore, pursuant to RCW 34.05.328 [(5)](b)(ii), section 201 does not apply.
Hearing Location: Department of Personnel, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, on July 13, 2000, at 10:00 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Department of Personnel by July 6, 2000.
Submit Written Comments to: Sharon Whitehead, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, fax (360) 586-4694, by July 11, 2000.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 13, 2000.
June 6, 2000
The personnel officer may authorize a salary adjustment for an employee within the salary range of the current class to address issues that are related to recruitment and retention, such as equity, alignment, or competitive market conditions.
(1) No employee shall be compensated at a basic salary rate greater than the maximum or less than the minimum step of the salary range to which the class had been allotted, unless the director authorizes a different rate in cases of reallocation downward or in other cases involving unusual circumstances where equity requires a different rate of pay.
(2) The appointing authority may authorize a salary adjustment for an employee within the salary range of the current class to address issues that are related to recruitment and retention, such as equity, alignment, or competitive market conditions.
(3) On appeals from reallocation downward the decision of the director or designee, and/or the personnel appeals board, may be made effective retrospectively to the effective date of the appealed reallocation. In all other cases the decision shall only be made effective prospectively. All such requests and justifications must be submitted to the board in writing within 15 calendar days from the effective date of the action from which the request originates.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.06.150. 98-19-034, § 356-14-070, filed 9/10/98, effective 10/12/98; Order 96, § 356-14-070, filed 12/10/76, effective 1/12/77; Order 36, § 356-14-070, filed 7/1/71, effective 8/1/71. Formerly WAC 356-08-130.]