PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed October 16, 2018, 9:26 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The college is proposing the adoption of new chapter 132T-20 WAC, Nondiscrimination and harassment policy and grievance procedure.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.50.140
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed WAC will meet compliance requirements of all applicable federal and state discrimination laws. The college is updating its internal procedures consistent with legislative changes and routine updates.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state human rights commission; equal employment opportunity commission; United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
Process for Developing New Rule: Normal rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sherry Hartford, Vice President of Human Resources, 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA 99362, phone 509-527-4300, fax 509-527-4313, TDD 509-527-4412, email Sherry.Hartford@wwcc.edu.
Additional comments: Interested parties will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed rules during a public comment period and to give oral testimony at a public hearing.
October 15, 2018
to the President