Purpose: This chapter of rules address employee training and development for state employees.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-13-188 on June 23, 2004.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 16, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 16, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: July 29, 2004.
E. C. Matt
Employee Training and Development
(1) Establish rules which support employees in developing occupational and professional skills, and
(2) Assign responsibilities for providing training and development for employees.
(1) Developing a training and development plan as prescribed by WAC 357-34-030; and
(2) Providing employee orientation, required job-related training, and assistance with career planning.
(1) Providing training which is interagency and/or public sector in scope;
(2) Consulting with employers about their employee training and development activities, upon request;
(3) Providing guidelines for employee training and development planning and evaluation;
(4) Promoting interagency collaboration and sharing of resources and/or support services for training and career development; and
(5) Providing for the evaluation of training and career development programs and plans based on the minimum standards established in WAC 357-34-030.
(2) The employer's training and development plan must state the employer's policies and objectives for employee training and development. The policies must address, at a minimum, the following:
(a) Identification of the position(s) responsible for employee training and development;
(b) Criteria for employee eligibility;
(c) Criteria for determining employees' work status while participating in employee training and development activities;
(d) Criteria for educational leave;
(e) Tuition reimbursement or fee waiver policy;
(f) Mandated training in accordance with state and federal regulations;
(g) Entry-level management/supervisory training;
(h) Assessment of employee training and development needs;
(i) Evaluation of the training and development programs; and
(j) Assignments for career development as described in WAC 357-34-050 and approval of such assignments by the employer's human resources office.
(a) Performance of responsibilities outside the current job class on a time-limited basis.
(b) Intra-agency or interagency rotational or special project assignments.
(2) The employee and the employer(s) shall mutually agree in writing, including time limits, to assignments identified in (1)(a) and (b) of this section.
(1) The training program must include at least twenty-four (24) hours of instruction.
(2) The training must have occurred in the last five years.
(3) The program must be sponsored by a state agency, post-secondary educational institution, vocational school, or professional organization.
(1) The role and legal responsibilities of a supervisor/manager.
(2) Performance management, including employee performance evaluation, development, counseling or coaching, and discipline.
(3) Employee motivation, recognition, and rewards.
(4) Communication skills and principles.
(5) Leadership styles and methods.