WSR 09-14-124



[ Filed July 1, 2009, 9:16 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? and 357-58-045 Who is covered by the WMS rules?

Hearing Location(s): Department of Personnel, 600 South Franklin, Olympia, WA, on August 13, 2009, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 13, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: Connie Goff, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4694, by August 6, 2009. FOR DOP TRACKING PURPOSES PLEASE NOTE ON SUBMITTED COMMENTS "FORMAL COMMENT."

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact department of personnel by August 6, 2009, TTY (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: These proposed rule modifications are housekeeping in nature.

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.

June 30, 2009

Eva N. Santos



AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-07-062, filed 3/17/08, effective 4/18/08)

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) Organizational and employee development services (located at 600 South Franklin Street, Olympia, Washington): 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 assistance program (EAP) helps with personal or work related problems affecting work performance. EAP offices are at the following locations: 1222 State Ave. N.E., Suite 201, Olympia, Washington; 701 Dexter Ave. N. #108, Seattle, Washington; and at 4407 N. Division, Suite 210, 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.)) 600 S. Franklin Street, 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) Information services (located at Building #1, Rowesix, 4224 6th Avenue, Lacey, Washington): Administers all central statewide technology systems supporting human resources activities.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 08-07-062, 357-07-065, filed 3/17/08, effective 4/18/08; 07-23-007, 357-07-065, filed 11/8/07, effective 12/11/07; 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-068, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-58-045   Who is covered by the WMS rules?   Chapter 357-58 WAC applies only to managers and ((do)) does not apply to classified employees in the Washington general service.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-12-068, 357-58-045, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05.]

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