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Board review of rules affecting classified service — Rules to be developed — Goals.

(1) The board shall conduct a comprehensive review of all rules in effect on June 13, 2002, governing the classification, allocation, and reallocation of positions within the classified service. In conducting this review, the board shall consult with state agencies, institutions of higher education, employee organizations, and members of the general public. The department shall assist the board in the conduct of this review, which shall be completed by the board no later than July 1, 2003.

     (2) By March 15, 2004, the board shall adopt new rules governing the classification, allocation, and reallocation of positions in the classified service. In adopting such rules, the board shall adhere to the following goals:

     (a) To improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the delivery of services to the citizens of the state through the use of current personnel management processes and to promote a workplace where the overall focus is on the recipient of governmental services;

     (b) To develop a simplified classification system that will substantially reduce the number of job classifications in the classified service and facilitate the most effective use of the state personnel resources;

     (c) To develop a classification system to permit state agencies to respond flexibly to changing technologies, economic and social conditions, and the needs of its citizens;

     (d) To value workplace diversity;

     (e) To facilitate the reorganization and decentralization of governmental services; and

     (f) To enhance mobility and career advancement opportunities.

     (3) Rules adopted by the board under subsection (2) of this section shall permit an appointing authority and an employee organization representing classified employees of the appointing authority for collective bargaining purposes to make a joint request for the initiation of a classification study.

[2002 c 354 § 205.]

Notes: Short title — Headings, captions not law — Severability — 2002 c 354: See RCW 41.80.907 through 41.80.909.