WSR 07-05-059

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed February 20, 2007, 11:12 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department plans to amend rules in TITLE 388 WAC and may create new rules in order to establish a post temporary assistance to needy families (TANF) employment assistance program for families who have left TANF due to employment. The rules will include the intent of the program, benefit standards, and eligibility criteria.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.08.090, 74.08A.340.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Services are being developed to provide post-TANF employment assistance to families who have left TANF due to employment.

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 a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal 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 Jenny Grayum, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4583, fax (360) 493-3493, e-mail grayuje@dshs.wa.gov.

February 20, 2007

Jim Schnellman, Chief

Office of Administrative Resources

Washington State Code Reviser's Office