WSR 17-08-046
[Filed March 30, 2017, 12:13 p.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 357-31-326 When may an employer grant leave with pay?
Hearing Location(s): Office of Financial Management (OFM), Capitol Court Building, 1110 Capitol Way South, Suite 120, Conference Room 110, Olympia, WA 98501, on May 11, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: May 11, 2017.
Submit Written Comments to: Kristie Wilson, OFM, P.O. Box 47500, email, fax (360) 586-4694, by May 4, 2017. For OFM tracking purposes, please note on submitted comments "FORMAL COMMENT."
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact OFM by May 4, 2017, TTY (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed rule amendment adds language that limits the amount of paid leave an employee can take for life-giving procedures.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Executive Order 02-01, Organ Donation and Other Life-Giving Procedures, orders all executive agencies to allow employees to take paid leave, not to exceed five days in a two-year period, as needed to participate in life-giving procedures.
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., Olympia, WA 98501, (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.
March 30, 2017
Roselyn Marcus
Assistant Director of Legal
and Legislative Affairs
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 09-03-014, filed 1/9/09, effective 2/13/09)
WAC 357-31-326 When may an employer grant leave with pay?
(1) An employer may grant leave with pay for an employee to perform civil duties as a volunteer including but not limited to firefighting, search and rescue efforts, or donating blood. Leave granted to participate in life-giving procedures must not exceed five days in a two-year period.
(2) In the department of natural resources, leave with pay equivalent to one regular workshift may be allowed for the purpose of rest and recuperation after ten consecutive calendar days performing emergency work under an incident command system, defined in RCW 38.52.010.