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PDFWAC 391-08-670

Decision numberingCitation of casesIndexing of decisions.

(1) Each decision issued by the agency in an adjudicative proceeding under the Administrative Procedure Act is assigned a unique number consisting of three or four components, as follows:
(a) The first component is a number and indicates the sequential number of adjudicative proceedings in which one or more decisions has been issued since the agency began operations on January 1, 1976.
(b) The second component (where appropriate) is a letter in consecutive alphabetical order and indicates the second and subsequent decisions issued in the case.
(c) The third component is a group of four alphabetical letters that indicates the statute under which the decision was issued:
"CCOL" - Chapter 28B.52 RCW (Collective Bargaining—Academic Personnel in Community Colleges).
"EDUC" - Chapter 41.59 RCW (Educational Employment Relations Act).
"FCBA" - Chapter 41.76 RCW (Public Four-Year Institutions of Higher EducationFaculty Labor Relations).
"MRNE" - Chapter 47.64 RCW (Marine EmployeesPublic Employment Relations).
"PECB" - Chapter 41.56 RCW (Public Employees' Collective Bargaining Act), including some cases involving port districts.
"PORT" - Chapter 53.18 RCW (Employment Relations—Collective Bargaining and Arbitration), relating to port districts.
"PRIV" - Chapter 49.08 RCW, relating to private sector employers and employees.
"PSRA" - Chapter 41.80 RCW (Personnel System Reform Act).
(d) The fourth component is the year in which the decision was issued.
(2) All citations of agency decisions in subsequent agency decisions, in publications of agency decisions, and in briefs and written arguments filed by parties with the agency must conform to the formats specified in this section:
Citations must list only the name of the employer italicized, the word "Decision" followed by the decision number, and the statute and year the decision was issued (in parentheses).
City of Roe, Decision 12345 (PECB, 2022)
City of Roe, Decision 12345-A (PECB, 2022)
City of Roe, Decision 12345-B (PECB, 2022)
For decisions in which an employee organization was named as the respondent in an unfair labor practice case, the citation must list the name of the union (in parentheses) following the name of the employer.
City of Roe (Doe Union), Decision 23456 (PECB, 2022)
(3) To satisfy the requirements of RCW 42.56.070(5), the agency publishes its decisions, together with a search engine, on its website at
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.58.050, 41.59.110, 41.76.060, 41.80.080, 47.64.135, and 49.39.060. WSR 22-23-101, § 391-08-670, filed 11/16/22, effective 1/1/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 34.05.220, 41.56.090, 41.58.050, 41.58.065, 41.59.110, 41.76.060, and 49.39.060. WSR 12-05-066, § 391-08-670, filed 2/15/12, effective 3/17/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050, 41.06.340, 41.76.060, and 34.05.220. WSR 03-11-029, § 391-08-670, filed 5/15/03, effective 6/15/03; WSR 03-03-064, § 391-08-670, filed 1/14/03, effective 2/14/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050, and 34.05.220. WSR 00-24-044, § 391-08-670, filed 11/30/00, effective 1/1/01; WSR 96-07-105, § 391-08-670, filed 3/20/96, effective 4/20/96.]
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