WSR 09-17-059



[ Filed August 13, 2009, 10:07 a.m. , effective September 16, 2009 ]

Effective Date of Rule: September 16, 2009.

Purpose: These proposed rule modifications are housekeeping in nature.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 357-07-065 and 357-58-045.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-14-124 on July 1, 2009.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 13, 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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