WSR 05-09-111



[ Filed April 20, 2005, 10:48 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-19-190 When is an employee appointed to a position with permanent status? and 357-19-181 When is an employee appointed to a position with permanent status?

Hearing Location(s): Department of Personnel, Joan B. Darin Conference Room, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, on May 24, 2005, at 10:00 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 proposal would repeal WAC 357-19-190 and replace it with WAC 357-19-181.

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: Due to the passage of SHB 1268 the director of the Department of Personnel has rule-making authority regarding appointments. This proposal implements this provision of the Personnel System Reform Act.

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



     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 357-19-190 When is an employee appointed to a position with permanent status?

WAC 357-19-181   When is an employee appointed to a position with permanent status?   An appointing authority must make a permanent status appointment of an employee under the following conditions:

(1) Upon successful completion of a probationary, trial service, or transition review period;

(2) Upon reassignment of a permanent employee who is not in trial service status;

(3) Upon transfer, demotion, or elevation when the employee is not required to serve a trial service period;

(4) Upon rehire from layoff or appointment to a position as a layoff option when a transition review period is not required;

(5) Upon the director conferring permanent status to an employee under remedial action provisions; and

(6) Upon conversion of an exempt position to the classified service, per WAC 357-19-225, if the incumbent has been employed for at least an amount of time equal to the probationary period for the class. If the incumbent has not been employed that long, the employee must serve a probationary period. The employer may count the time spent in the position prior to conversion towards the probationary period.


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