WSR 07-20-093



[ Filed October 2, 2007, 10:33 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-07-065 How is the department of personnel organized?

Hearing Location(s): Department of Personnel, 2828 Capitol Boulevard, Tumwater, WA, on November 8, 2007, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 8, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Connie Goff, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4694 by November 1, 2007. FOR DOP TRACKING PURPOSES PLEASE NOTE ON SUBMITTED COMMENTS "FORMAL COMMENT."

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Department of Personnel by November 1, 2007, TTY (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this amendment is to update the names and descriptions of the divisions within the department of personnel.

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.

Name of Proponent: Department of personnel, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kristie Wilson, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, (360) 664-6408; 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.

October 1, 2007

Eva N. Santos


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-19-064, filed 9/19/06, effective 10/20/06)

WAC 357-07-065   How is the department of personnel organized?   The staff is organized in six general areas:

(1) Personnel services: Provides consultation and services related to recruitment, assessment, affirmative action, human resources, salary surveys, compensation plan administration, and classification to state agencies, institutions of higher education, and related higher education boards.

(2) Organization and employee development services (located at 600 South Franklin Street, Olympia, Washington): ((Provides consultation on human resource development activities to agencies, training which is interagency in scope, and guidelines for agency planning and evaluation of human resource development.)) Provides organizational, management, and employee development services to all state agencies.

(3) Administrative services: Provides support services for facilities and supplies, financial services including payroll and travel, duplicating and mailroom services, combined fund drive, forms and records management, administration of agency and statewide master contracts, and administers the statewide employee survey. Within the administrative division, the employee ((advisory service (EAS))) assistance program (EAP) helps with personal or work related problems affecting work performance. EAP offices are at the following locations: ((3400 Capitol Boulevard,)) 1222 State Ave NE, Suite 201, Olympia, Washington; ((613 - 19th Avenue E., Suite 101,)) 701 Dexter Ave. N, #108, Seattle, Washington; and at Suite 604, Northtown Office Building, Spokane, Washington.

(4) Legal affairs: Provides affirmative action consultation, rule interpretation, labor/employment discrimination guidance, legislative services and responds to requests for public records. Provides director's review and appeal services (located at 2828 Capitol Blvd., Olympia, Washington), processes and adjudicates requests for director's reviews and provides administrative support for personnel resources board appeals.

(5) Director's office: Provides agency leadership, internal human resources, planning and performance, communication services, and operational support.

(6) ((Human resources i)) Information services (located at Building #1, Rowesix, 4424 6th Avenue, Lacey, Washington): ((Administers the central personnel/payroll and insurance eligibility computer systems.)) Administers all central statewide technology systems supporting human resources activities.

[Statutory Authority: [Chapter 41.06 RCW.] 06-19-064, 357-07-065, filed 9/19/06, effective 10/20/06; 05-01-202, 357-07-065, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]

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