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At what rate do general government employees accrue vacation leave?

(1) Full-time general government employees accrue vacation leave at the following rates:
(a) During the first and second years of current continuous state employment - Nine hours, twenty minutes per month;
(b) During the third year of current continuous state employment - Ten hours per month;
(c) During the fourth year of current continuous state employment - Ten hours, forty minutes per month;
(d) During the fifth and sixth years of total state employment - Eleven hours, twenty minutes per month;
(e) During the seventh, eighth and ninth years of total state employment - Twelve hours per month;
(f) During the tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth years of total state employment - Thirteen hours, twenty minutes per month;
(g) During the fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth years of total state employment - Fourteen hours, forty minutes per month;
(h) During the twentieth, twenty-first, twenty-second, twenty-third and twenty-fourth years of total state employment - Sixteen hours per month; and
(i) During the twenty-fifth and succeeding years of total state employment - Sixteen hours, forty minutes per month.
(2) As provided in WAC 357-58-175, an employer may authorize a lump-sum accrual of vacation leave or accelerate the vacation leave accrual rate to support the recruitment and/or retention of a candidate or incumbent for a WMS position. Vacation leave accrual rates may only be accelerated using the rates established in subsection (1) of this section and must not exceed the maximum listed in subsection (1)(k) [(1)(i)] of this section.
(3) The following applies for purposes of computing the rate of vacation leave accrual:
(a) Employment in the legislative and/or the judicial branch except for time spent as an elected official or in a judicial appointment is credited.
(b) Employment exempt by the provisions of WAC 357-04-040, 357-04-045, 357-04-050, 357-04-055 is not credited.
(c) Exempt employment with a general government employer is credited, other than that specified in WAC 357-04-055 which is excluded.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.01 RCW. WSR 17-20-052, § 357-31-165, filed 9/29/17, effective 10/31/17. Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. WSR 09-03-012, § 357-31-165, filed 1/9/09, effective 2/13/09; WSR 05-21-059, § 357-31-165, filed 10/13/05, effective 11/15/05; WSR 05-12-080, § 357-31-165, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05; WSR 05-08-137, § 357-31-165, filed 4/6/05, effective 7/1/05.]
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