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WAC 357-58-065

Definitions for WMS.

The following definitions apply to chapter 357-58 WAC:
(1) Competencies. Those measurable or observable knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors critical to success in a key job role or function.
(2) Director. State human resources director within the office of financial management.
(3) Dismissal. The termination of an individual's employment for disciplinary purposes.
(4) Employee. An individual working in the classified service. Employee business unit members are defined in WAC 357-43-001.
(5) Evaluation points. Evaluation points are the points resulting from an evaluation of a position using the managerial job value assessment chart.
(6) Layoff unit. A clearly identified structure within an employer's organization within which layoff options are determined in accordance with the employer's layoff procedure. Layoff units may be a series of progressively larger units within an employer's organization.
(7) Management bands. Management bands are a series of management levels included in the Washington management service. Placement in a band reflects the nature of management, decision-making environment and policy impact and scope of management accountability and control assigned to the position.
(8) Performance management confirmation. Approval granted by the director to an employer allowing the employer to factor in individual employee performance when granting recognition leave and when making layoff decisions.
(9) Premium. Pay added to an employee's base salary on a contingent basis in recognition of special requirements, conditions or circumstances associated with the job.
(10) Reassignment. A reassignment is an employer initiated movement of:
(a) A WMS employee from one position to a different position within WMS with the same salary standard and/or evaluation points; or
(b) A WMS position and its incumbent from one section, department or geographical location to another section, department or geographical location.
(11) Review period. The review period is a period of time that allows the employer an opportunity to ensure the WMS employee meets the requirements and performance standards of the position.
(12) Salary standard. Within a management band a salary standard is the maximum dollar amount assigned to a position in those agencies that use a salary standard in addition to, or in place of, evaluation points.
(13) Separation. Separation from state employment for nondisciplinary purposes.
(14) Suspension. An absence without pay for disciplinary purposes.
(15) Transfer. A WMS transfer is an employee initiated movement from one position to a different position with the same salary standard and/or same evaluation points.
(16) Washington general service (WGS). Washington general service is the system of personnel administration that applies to classified employees or positions under the jurisdiction of chapter 41.06 RCW which do not meet the definition of manager found in RCW 41.06.022.
(17) Washington management service (WMS). Washington management service is the system of personnel administration that applies to classified managerial employees or positions under the jurisdiction of RCW 41.06.022 and 41.06.500.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. WSR 16-05-056, § 357-58-065, filed 2/12/16, effective 3/14/16; WSR 11-23-054, § 357-58-065, filed 11/10/11, effective 12/13/11; WSR 07-11-092, § 357-58-065, filed 5/16/07, effective 7/1/07; WSR 05-21-060, § 357-58-065, filed 10/13/05, effective 11/15/05; WSR 05-12-068, § 357-58-065, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05.]
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