WSR 15-05-084
[Filed February 18, 2015, 10:41 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Changes to the director's review process.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.06.170.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: State human resource staff underwent a lean project to review the director's review process. As a result director's review rules will be updated. Chapter 357-49 WAC provides employees the opportunity to request a review by the state human resource director for certain actions taken by the employer. These rules describe what actions an individual can request a review of, the process for filing a request for a review, the process used to conduct a review and the rights of an employee to appeal to the Washington personnel resources board.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: All state agencies and higher education institutions.
Process for Developing New Rule: Draft rules will be posted on the office of financial management (OFM) web site under "Rule-making activities" with information about how to submit comments. Draft rules will also be sent to a list of stakeholders as well as presented for discussion at stakeholder meetings to solicit comments and recommendations prior to publication of the rules for the rule-making hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kristie Wilson, State HR Rules and Policy Coordinator, OFM, P.O. Box 47500, Olympia, WA 98504-7500, phone (360) 407-4139, or e-mail
February 18, 2015
Roselyn Marcus
Assistant Director
Legal and Legislative Affairs
Rules Coordinator