WSR 00-23-060

PERMANENT RULES

PERSONNEL RESOURCES BOARD


[ Filed November 14, 2000, 2:18 p.m. , effective January 1, 2001 ]

Date of Adoption: November 9, 2000.

Purpose: At its regular meeting on September 13, 2000, the WPRB adopted changes to this rule. In that modification, we deleted some language addressing "base range" and added some language addressing "a minimum of." This rule modification was needed to reinstate the language regarding "base range" and delete the language "a minimum of."

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 356-14-140 Promotion -- Salary increase.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.06.150.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-20-072 on October 3, 2000.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2001.

November 14, 2000

Dennis Karras

Secretary


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-16-005, filed 7/20/00, effective 9/1/00)

WAC 356-14-140
Promotion -- Salary increase.

(1) The appointing authority shall advance an employee, who is promoted to a class whose base range is less than six ranges higher than the base range of the former class, to the step of the range for the new class which is nearest to ((a minimum of)) 5% higher than the amount of the prepromotional step. The appointing authority may authorize more than a 5% increase, but the amount must be on a step within the salary range for the class.

(2) The appointing authority shall advance an employee who is promoted under any one or more of the following conditions to the step of the range for the new class which is nearest to ((a minimum of)) 10% higher than the amount of the prepromotional step. The appointing authority may authorize more than a 10% increase, but the amount must be on a step within the salary range for the class.

(a) When the employee is promoted to a class whose base range is six or more ranges higher than the base range of the employee's former class.

(b) When the employee is promoted over an intervening class in the same class series.

(c) When the employee is promoted from one class series to a higher class in a different series and over an intervening class in the new series which would have represented a promotion.

(d) When an employee's promotion requires a change of residence to another geographic area to be within a reasonable commuting distance of the new place of work.

(3) When an employee is promoted from a Y-rate salary, the Y-rate shall first terminate, and the promotional increase shall be calculated from the next-lower step of the range for the class from which promoted. The calculation will then be completed as illustrated in 1 or 2 of this section.

(4) No assignment pay or other special pay provision, except applicable comparable worth ranges, shall be considered in calculating promotional increases.

(5) Promotional increases for T-ranges (teachers and principals) are (([not])) calculated in the manner described in the compensation plan and WAC 356-15-140.

(6) An employee who is working in a position which is included in an approved class series study, and who accepts a promotion within that agency to a classification impacted by the same study, shall be paid not less than the salary that would have been paid if the employee had remained in the former position and benefited from an upward reallocation. The new higher salary must be on a step within the range for the new class to which the employee is promoted, and shall be effective on the effective date of the class study.

(7) Promotional increases for classes requiring licensure as a registered nurse ("N" ranges) are calculated in the manner described below.

An employee who is promoted into or between classes which have special pay range "N" shall advance to the step in the new range, as shown in the "N" range salary schedule, which represents the greater of (a), (b) or (c) below.

(a) Placement on the step which coincides with the employee's total length of experience as a registered nurse (RN) and/or licensed practical nurse (LPN). Experience shall be credited as follows:

(i) RN experience shall be credited year for year.

(ii) Up to ten years LPN experience shall be credited at the rate of two years LPN experience equals one year of RN experience, for a maximum credit of five years.


or

(b) Placement on the step of the new range which is nearest to a minimum of 5% higher than the amount of the prepromotional step. The appointing authority may authorize more than a 5% increase, but the amount must be on a step within the salary range for the class.


or

(c) The appointing authority shall advance an employee who is promoted under any one or more of the following conditions to the step of the range for the new class which is nearest to a minimum of 10% higher than the amount of the prepromotional step. The appointing authority may authorize more than a 10% increase, but the amount must be on a step within the salary range for the class.

(i) When the employee is promoted to a class whose base range is six or more ranges higher than the base range of the employee's former class.

(ii) When the employee is promoted over an intervening class in the same class series.

(iii) When the employee is promoted from one class series to a higher class in a different series and over an intervening class in the new series which would have represented a promotion.

(iv) When an employee's promotion requires a change of residence to another geographic area to be within a reasonable commuting distance of the new place of work.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.06.150. 00-16-005, 356-14-140, filed 7/20/00, effective 9/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.06.040 and 41.06.150. 90-23-030 (Order 361), 356-14-140, filed 11/14/90, effective 12/15/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.06.150. 87-15-065 (Order 281), 356-14-140, filed 7/16/87, effective 9/1/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.06.150(17). 80-03-024 (Order 141), 356-14-140, filed 2/19/80; 79-10-064 (Order 133), 356-14-140, filed 9/18/79; 78-06-017 (Order 120), 356-14-140, filed 5/12/78; Order 109A, 356-14-140, filed 10/6/77, effective 11/6/77; Order 109, 356-14-140, filed 9/7/77; Order 36, 356-14-140, filed 7/1/71, effective 8/1/71. Formerly WAC 356-08-139.]

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