WSR 02-23-014

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed November 8, 2002, 4:27 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The DSHS Division of Employment and Assistance Programs will amend WAC 388-450-0050 How are your cash and food assistance benefits determined when you are participating in the community jobs (CJ) program?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057,and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A variation of community jobs (CJ) called "career jump" is available to WorkFirst clients. WAC 388-450-0050 will be amended to include career jump rules.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file proposed rules with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposed rules will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Carole McRae, Program Manager, Division of Assistance Programs, Lacey Government Center, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-4570, phone (360) 413-3074, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail MCRAECA@DSHS.WA.GOV.

November 7, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office