WSR 08-07-060

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

OLYMPIC COLLEGE


[ Filed March 14, 2008, 3:57 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Antidiscrimination policy.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 28B.50 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Antidiscrimination policies are required for all college[s] under the state board for community and technical colleges. There is no current policy approved by the board.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: This policy will meet federal and state laws as follows: Titles VII and IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination and Employment Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the state law against discrimination, chapter 49.60 RCW.

Process for Developing New Rule: Review by president's cabinet, college council and the board of trustees.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Thomas Oliver, Olympic College, Rules Coordinator, (360) 475-7502 or toliver@olympic.edu to provide comments on this rule.

March 14, 2008

Thomas Oliver

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office