WSR 14-14-122
[Filed July 2, 2014, 8:08 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Proposal is exempt under RCW 34.05.310(4) or 34.05.330(1).
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-31-005 For the purpose of chapter 357-31 WAC, what days are recognized as holidays?
Hearing Location(s): Office of Financial Management (OFM), Capitol Court Building, 1110 Capitol Way South, Suite 120, Conference Room 110, Olympia, WA 98501, on August 14, 2014, at 8:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: August 14, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: Kristie Wilson, OFM, P.O. Box 47500, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4694, by August 7, 2014. For OFM tracking purposes, please note on submitted comments "FORMAL COMMENT."
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact OFM by August 7, 2014, TTY 711 or 1-800-833-6384.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: SSB 6078 names the fourth Friday in November, Native American Heritage Day. We are proposing to amend this rule to address the new name. The bill was effective June 12, 2014.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: This is to align the state civil service rule with SSB 6078.
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: OFM, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Kristie Wilson, 128 10th Avenue S.W., (360) 407-4139.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Rules related only to internal government operations. No impact to businesses or industry.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Rules are related to internal government operations and are not subject to violation by a nongovernmental party. See RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(ii) for exemption.
July 2, 2014
Roselyn Marcus
Assistant Director
Legal and Legislative Services
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 05-21-057, filed 10/13/05, effective 11/15/05)
WAC 357-31-005 For the purpose of chapter 357-31 WAC, what days are recognized as holidays?
The following days are designated as holidays for the purpose of chapter 357-31 WAC:
(1) The first day of January (New Year's Day);
(2) The third Monday of January (Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday);
(3) The third Monday of February (Presidents' Day);
(4) The last Monday of May (Memorial Day);
(5) The fourth day of July (Independence Day);
(6) The first Monday in September (Labor Day);
(7) The eleventh day of November (Veterans Day);
(8) The fourth Thursday ((of)) in November (Thanksgiving Day);
(9) The ((day immediately following Thanksgiving Day)) Friday immediately following the fourth Thursday in November (Native American Heritage Day); and
(10) The twenty-fifth day of December (Christmas Day).
Higher education employers may designate other days to be observed in place of the above holidays. Holiday schedules for higher education employers may be determined on a calendar or fiscal year basis. When a higher education employer establishes a modified schedule, paid holidays must be granted based on the modified schedule.