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Chapter 357-31 WAC

Last Update: 9/3/14

HOLIDAYS AND LEAVE

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For the purpose of chapter 357-31 WAC, what days are recognized as holidays?
Which employees qualify for holiday compensation?
How many hours are general government employees compensated for on a holiday?
For general government part-time employees, how is holiday compensation prorated?
How many hours are higher education employees compensated for on a holiday?
What happens when a holiday falls on an employee's scheduled day off?
How is an employee who works on a holiday compensated?
What happens when a holiday as identified in WAC 357-31-005 falls on Saturday or Sunday?
If an employee resigns or is dismissed or separated during a month in which there is a holiday, will he/she be compensated for the holiday?
How is an employee's holiday determined when an employee works a night shift schedule which begins on one calendar day and ends on the next?
When does an employee qualify for a personal holiday?
How many hours are general government employees compensated for when taking a personal holiday?
How many hours are higher education employees compensated for when taking a personal holiday?
When is an employer required to approve an employee's request to use a personal holiday?
Within what time frame must the personal holiday be taken?
What happens if an employee requests to use his/her personal holiday in accordance with the employer's leave procedures and the employer denies the request?
Can an employee request to donate or use part of a personal holiday?
If an employee donates a personal holiday to another employee and a portion of the personal holiday is returned, can the donating employee use the remaining hours?
Must an employer have a policy for requesting and approving leave?
How will an unauthorized absence be treated?
What happens to an employee's accrued leave when the employee changes employers?
How many hours of sick leave does an employee earn each month?
Do employees accrue sick leave if they have taken leave without pay during the month?
For general government part-time employees, how is leave accrual prorated?
When can an employee use accrued sick leave?
When and how does an employee request the use of sick leave?
May an employee use sick leave before it is accrued?
When an employee is on vacation leave and a condition listed in WAC 357-31-130(1) arises, can the employee use sick leave in place of vacation leave?
Can an employee be paid for accrued sick leave?
Does an employee who separates for any reason other than retirement or death get paid for accrued sick leave?
When a former employee is re-employed, is sick leave restored?
At what rate do employees accrue vacation leave?
At what rate do part-time employees accrue vacation leave?
Do employees accrue vacation leave if they have taken leave without pay during the month?
When an employee has taken leave without pay during the month is the employee's rate of accrual adjusted for the leave without pay?
When and how does an employee request the use of vacation leave?
When can an employee start to use accrued vacation leave?
Can an employee use vacation leave before it is accrued?
When must an employer grant the use of vacation leave?
What must an employer consider in granting the use of vacation leave?
What is the maximum number of hours of vacation leave that an employee can accumulate?
When may vacation leave be accumulated above the maximum two hundred forty hours?
What must be included in the statement of necessity for excess vacation leave?
When employees separate from state service, are they entitled to a lump sum payment of unused vacation leave?
When can an employee use accrued compensatory time?
May an employee use leave if the employee sustains a work-related injury or illness that is compensable under the state workers' compensation law?
What happens if an employee uses accrued vacation leave, accrued sick leave, accrued compensatory time, recognition leave, accrued temporary salary reduction leave, or receives holiday pay during a period when he/she is receiving time loss compensation?
Are employees entitled to paid bereavement leave?
What types of leave may an employee use when absent from work or arriving late to work because of inclement weather?
When may an agency head or institution president suspend operations?
What is the effect of suspended operations on employees who are not required to work during the closure?
When an employer has suspended operations, how are employees who are required to work during the closure affected?
What must be included in the employer's suspended operations procedure?
How long can operations be suspended?
Is an employer required to authorize the absence of an employee for family care emergencies?
What qualifies as a family care emergency?
What type of leave may employees use for family care emergencies?
Is there a limit to how much leave can be used for a family care emergency?
Is advance approval required for an employee to take time off for a family care emergency?
If an employee is required to report for jury duty service, must the employee be granted a leave of absence with pay?
May employees keep compensation received for serving as a member of a jury?
If an employee has received a subpoena, must the employee be granted a leave of absence with pay?
Must an employer grant leave with pay for other miscellaneous reasons such as to take a state examination?
When may an employer grant leave with pay?
When must an employer grant leave without pay?
For what reasons may an employer grant leave without pay?
How long can an employee remain on leave without pay?
When an employee returns from authorized leave without pay, what position will he/she be returned to?
How does leave without pay affect a general government employee's anniversary date, unbroken service date, periodic increment date, and seniority date?
Does leave without pay affect a higher education employee's periodic increment date?
Does leave without pay affect a higher education employee's seniority date?
How does leave without pay affect a general government employee's seniority date?
How does leave without pay affect the duration of an employee's probationary period, trial service period or transition review period?
How does leave without pay affect the six-year time period used to qualify for step M?
Must employees who have been ordered to required military duty, training, drills, or required to appear for a physical examination be granted paid military leave?
In addition to paid military leave, must an employee be granted a military leave of absence without pay?
Is an employee whose spouse or registered domestic partner is a member of the armed forces of the United States entitled to take leave from work when the military spouse or registered domestic partner has been called to active duty or when the military spouse or registered domestic partner is on leave from deployment?
What provisions exist for employees to participate in medical expense plans?
What is the purpose of the state leave sharing program?
What criteria does an employee have to meet to be eligible to receive shared leave?
What definitions apply to shared leave?
How much shared leave may an employee receive?
What documentation may an employee seeking shared leave be required to submit?
May employees donate leave to employees in other agencies, institutions of higher education, related higher education boards, educational service districts, or school districts?
Can donated leave be used for any purpose?
What rate of pay is the employee receiving shared leave paid?
What types of leave can an employee donate for the purposes of the state leave sharing program?
How will shared leave be administered?
Must employees use their own leave before using shared leave?
How must employees who are receiving shared leave be treated during their absence?
What happens to leave that was donated under the state leave sharing program and was not used by the recipient?
Must an employee who receives shared leave repay the value of the leave that he or she used?
What records must an employer maintain pertaining to the state leave sharing program?
For what purposes must parental leave be granted?
Who qualifies for parental leave?
How and when can an employee request to be off work on parental leave?
How long can an employee request to be off work for parental leave?
Is parental leave in addition to any leave for sickness or temporary disability because of pregnancy and/or childbirth?
If an employee's request for parental leave exceeds the provisions of WAC 357-31-525, how and when must an employer respond to an employee's request for parental leave?
Will time off for parental leave be paid or unpaid?
Will time off for parental leave be designated under the Family and Medical Leave Act?
When must disability leave due to pregnancy and/or childbirth be granted?
How does an employee request disability leave due to pregnancy and/or childbirth?
Is the employee required to provide the employer with medical certification during disability leave due to pregnancy and/or childbirth?
Will time off during the period of disability leave due to pregnancy and/or childbirth be paid?
How does the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and the family leave law interact with the civil service rules?
What is an employee entitled to under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993?
Under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, how is an eligible employee defined?
Who designates absences which meet the criteria of the Family and Medical Leave Act?
Who chooses if an employee will use paid leave or leave without pay for absences granted under the Family and Medical Leave Act?
Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, can an employee request an intermittent or reduced schedule?
When an employee returns from an absence designated as FMLA, what position will the employee return to?
Must employers continue health insurance benefits when an employee is on leave designated as FMLA?
Must the employer have a family and medical leave policy?
May employers grant paid leave for purposes of recognition?
When must an employer grant the use of recognition leave?
What is the purpose of a sick leave pool?
Must an agency have a written policy regarding sick leave pools?
What criteria does an employee have to meet to be eligible to participate in a sick leave pool?
Is participation in a sick leave pool voluntary?
When is an employee who participates in a sick leave pool eligible to use sick leave from the pool?
Is a participant eligible to use sick leave from a pool if his/her illness or injury is work-related?
Is there a limit to the amount of sick leave a participating employee may withdraw from a sick leave pool?
What rate of pay is the participant who withdraws sick leave from the pool paid?
How does a part-time participating employee withdraw sick leave credits from a sick leave pool?
When a participating employee uses leave from a sick leave pool will he/she be required to recontribute such sick leave to the pool?
When an agency has determined that abuse of a sick leave pool has occurred will the employee have to repay the sick leave credits drawn from the pool?
When an employee cancels his/her membership in a sick leave pool, can the employee withdraw the days of sick leave he/she had contributed to the pool?
Can a participant who moves from one general government position to a different general government position transfer from one sick leave pool to another sick leave pool?
What records must an employer maintain pertaining to sick leave pools?
What is the purpose of the uniformed service shared leave pool?
Who will administer the uniformed service shared leave pool?
What definitions apply to the uniformed service shared leave pool?
Must employers have a written policy regarding the uniformed service shared leave pool?
Is participation in the uniformed service shared leave pool voluntary?
What criteria does an employee have to meet to be eligible to request leave from the uniformed service shared leave pool?
How must employees who are receiving leave from the uniformed service shared leave pool be treated during their absence?
Is shared leave received under the uniformed service shared leave pool included in the shared leave limits specified in RCW 41.04.665?
May employees donating leave direct the donation to a specific individual?
What types of leave can an employee donate for the purposes of the uniformed service shared leave pool?
How much leave may an employee withdraw from the uniformed service shared leave pool?
How is the maximum shared leave pay, which will be granted from the uniformed service shared leave pool calculated?
What documentation is required to verify military salary and status?
What rate of pay is paid to the employee receiving leave under the uniformed service shared leave pool?
What happens if the uniformed service shared leave pool does not have sufficient balance to cover all leave requests?
May employers establish restrictions on the amount of leave an employee may receive under this section?
May an employer establish restrictions on the amount of leave an employee may donate under this section?
When an employer has determined that abuse of the uniformed service shared leave pool has occurred will the employee have to repay the shared leave drawn from the pool?
When an employee or the employee's family member is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking and the employee is seeking to use accrued leave or unpaid leave what documentation may the employee be required to submit?
What is temporary salary reduction (TSR) leave and which employees are eligible to earn TSR leave?
What provisions apply to temporary salary reduction (TSR) leave?