WSR 15-15-154
[Filed July 21, 2015, 10:35 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Repealing chapter 132V-300 WAC, Grievance procedureSexual harassment, sex discrimination and disability discrimination; and adopting chapter 132V-305 WAC, Discrimination and harassment.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendment Act; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA); Washington state's law against discrimination, chapter 49.60 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To update policy to be in compliance with the Office of Civil Rights 2011 Dear Colleague Letter regarding Title IX; VAWA; and Section 304 of VAWA, Campus Save Act.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state human rights commission; United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Elimination of the current WAC and adoption of the new WAC are being studied by various groups on campus that include students, faculty, staff and administrators. Inquiries should be addressed to Dolores M. Haugen, Director, K-12 Programs and Student Conduct, Tacoma Community College, 6501 South 19th Street, Tacoma, WA 98466, phone (253) 566-6090, fax (253) 566-6090,
July 21, 2015
Mary A. Chikwinya
Vice-President for
Student Services