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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) 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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