Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).
Title of Rule: WAC 356-05-178 Higher education system or higher education rules, 356-05-210 Law enforcement personnel, 356-05-220 Noncompetitive positions, 356-05-305 Premium payment, 356-05-370 Salary range, 356-05-375 Scheduling plan, 356-05-477 Washington general service, 356-05-479 Washington management service, 356-06-003 Scope, 356-06-040 Classified service, 356-06-065 Incumbent status for position converted by the board from exempt to classified, 356-06-100 Director -- Powers -- Duties, 356-06-110 Federal preemption -- Fair Labor Standards Act, 356-06-120 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990-Feeral and state preemption, 356-07-040 General method of operation, 356-09-040 Affirmative action program -- Responsibilities -- Department of personnel, 356-10-020 Classification plan -- Revision, 356-10-045 Employee appointment status -- Lateral reallocation, 356-14-010 Compensation plan -- General provision, 356-14-031 Compensation plan -- Adoption, 356-14-045 Salaries -- Comparable worth, 356-14-062 Compensation plan -- Fiscal impact, 356-15-010 Compensation plan appendix -- Preparation -- Provision, 356-15-020 Work period designations, 356-15-060 Shift premium provisions and compensation, 356-15-125 Assignment pay provisions, 356-15-130 Special pay ranges, 356-22-036 College recruitment program -- General provisions, 356-22-230 Examinations -- Noncompetitive, 356-30-143 Intergovernmental mobility, 356-30-260 Probationary period -- Provisions -- Status of employee, 356-39-010 Chapter purpose, 356-39-020 Human resource development -- State-wide philosophy/definition, 356-46-070 Agencies -- Reports on employee status changes -- Requirements, 356-46-090 Personnel department -- Reciprocity with other jurisdictions, 356-46-100 Rules -- Amendments -- Notice, 356-46-125 Drug testing -- Limitations -- Uses, 356-56-010 Application of rules, 356-56-035 Definitions, and 356-56-070 Incumbent status for positions converted by the board from exempt to classified.
Repealing WAC 356-06-080 Powers -- Duties of the board.
Purpose: See above.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.06.150.
Summary: These modifications will support the director of the Department of Personnel being granted authority for rule making and the adoption of the classification and compensation plan.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: These modifications are necessary for implementation of SHB 1268 which passed in 2003.
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: See Title of Rule above.
SHB 1268, which passed during the 2003 legislative session, removed rule-making authority on most topics, classification plan adoption and compensation plan adoption from the Washington Personnel Resources Board. As of July 1, 2004, under the provisions of the bill, the director of the Department of Personnel has authority to adopt rules, the classification plan and the compensation plan. The proposed modifications are necessary to implement this change.
Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See above.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not required.
RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.
Hearing Location: Department of Personnel, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, on July 8, 2004, at 2:00.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Department of Personnel by July 2, 2004, TDD (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.
Submit Written Comments to: Sharon Whitehead, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, fax (360) 586-4694, by July 2, 2004.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 8, 2004.
May 19, 2004
E. C. Matt
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