WSR 05-09-100




[ Filed April 20, 2005, 10:37 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Title 356 WAC.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Personnel, Joan B. Darin Conference Room, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, on May 24, 2005, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 24, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Sharon Whitehead, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, FOR DOP TRACKING PURPOSES PLEASE NOTE ON SUBMITTED COMMENTS "FORMAL COMMENT," fax (360) 586-4694, by May 18, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Department of Personnel by May 18, 2005, TTY (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This is a proposal for the director of the Department of Personnel and Personnel Resources Board to jointly repeal Title 356 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.06.150.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: SHB 1268 transfers rule-making authority for a majority of subjects to the director of the Department of Personnel. Beginning in July 2004, the director and the Personnel Resources Board have taken action to adopt a new title of civil service rules (Title 357 WAC). The new title will be effective July 1, 2005. Therefore, all current civil service rules in Title 356 WAC need to be repealed. Because there are a few specific areas where the Personnel Resources Board retains rule-making authority the board and the director will be acting jointly to repeal these rules.

Name of Proponent: Department of Personnel, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Sharon Whitehead, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, (360) 664-6348; Implementation and Enforcement: Department of Personnel.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not required.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.

April 19, 2005

Eva N. Santos

Director, Department of Personnel

Secretary, Personnel Resources Board


The following title of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:

Title 356 WAC

Washington State Code Reviser's Office