WSR 10-11-072



[ Filed May 14, 2010, 8:51 a.m. , effective July 1, 2010 ]

Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2010.

Purpose: Due to the launch of a new on-line recruiting system, the department of personnel (DOP) staff conducted a review of the recruitment rules (chapter 357-16 WAC).

The new system will not have a central talent pool therefore we are proposing to remove the "central talent pool" language from WAC 357-16-025. WAC 357-16-100 currently says an applicant's exam results must be made available "within a reasonable time period." Under the new system the exams are not scored until after the applicant is processed. This could delay the applicant receiving their score. Therefore staff is proposing a repeal of WAC 357-16-100. Also under the new system there is not a way to remove a candidate from a list other than when they are appointed from the list. Staff is therefore proposing we change the rule to say the applicant's name "may be" removed rather than "is" removed.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 357-16-100; and amending WAC 357-16-025 and 357-16-157.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-08-103 on April 7, 2010.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 1.

Date Adopted: May 13, 2010.

Eva N. Santos



AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-23-009, filed 11/8/07, effective 12/11/07)

WAC 357-16-025   How must employers and the department inform prospective applicants of recruitments?   Employers shall determine the appropriate method to solicit job seekers, which may include but not be limited to, public announcements; searching the ((state central talent pool; or, using an)) employer or the department's maintained talent pool. Recruitment announcements shall inform prospective job seekers how to apply for, or express interest in, positions which may come open for recruitment.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 07-23-009, 357-16-025, filed 11/8/07, effective 12/11/07; 06-19-065, 357-16-025, filed 9/19/06, effective 10/20/06; 05-01-200, 357-16-025, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-11-063, filed 5/14/09, effective 6/16/09)

WAC 357-16-157   Is an eligible's name removed from applicant and/or candidate pools when he/she is appointed to a position?   An eligible's name ((is)) may be removed from the applicant and/or candidate pool for the class to which he/she is appointed and all lower classes in the same class series.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 09-11-063, 357-16-157, filed 5/14/09, effective 6/16/09; 06-03-071, 357-16-157, filed 1/12/06, effective 2/13/06.]


     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 357-16-100 Must employers make final examination results available to an applicant?

Washington State Code Reviser's Office