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PDFWAC 391-35-026

Special provision—State civil service employees.

In addition to the circumstances described in WAC 391-35-020, bargaining units of state civil service employees may be modified under this section until RCW 41.80.050 and 41.80.080 take effect on July 1, 2004.
(1) Bargaining units of state civil service employees in existence on June 13, 2002, shall be subject to being "divided" into separate units of supervisors and nonsupervisory employees under this section.
(a) A petition to have an existing unit divided may be filed by the exclusive bargaining representative, by the employer, or by those parties jointly.
(b) The separation of bargaining units shall be implemented on or before July 1, 2004.
(2) Bargaining units of state civil service employees in existence on June 13, 2002, shall be subject to being "perfected" under this section.
(a) A petition to have an existing bargaining unit perfected may be filed by the exclusive bargaining representative, or by the employer and exclusive bargaining representative jointly.
(b) All of the unit determination criteria set forth in RCW 41.80.070 shall be applicable to proceedings under this section. The history of bargaining in a unit configuration that is fragmentary and/or was based on narrower considerations shall not preclude creation of a "perfected" bargaining unit as to which a community of interests is demonstrated with regard to:
(i) The duties, skills and working conditions of all positions or classifications to be included in the "perfected" bargaining unit; and
(ii) The extent of organization and avoidance of unnecessary fragmentation shall be implemented to avoid stranding of other positions or classifications in units so small as to prejudice their statutory bargaining rights; and
(iii) The required separation of supervisors and nonsupervisory employees is implemented based on the delegations of authority then in existence; and
(iv) Two or more existing bargaining units can be merged through the procedure set forth in this section; and
(v) The exclusive bargaining representative demonstrates that it has majority support among any employees to be accreted to the bargaining unit(s) being "perfected."
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050, 41.06.340, 41.76.060. WSR 03-03-064, § 391-35-026, filed 1/14/03, effective 2/14/03.]
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