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PDFWAC 415-106-010


The definitions in RCW 41.37.010 and WAC 415-02-030 apply to terms used in this chapter. Other terms relevant to the administration of chapter 41.37 RCW are defined in this chapter.
(1) AFC means average final compensation as defined in RCW 41.37.010.
(2) City corrections department means any subsection or unit of a city employing correctional employees.
(3) County corrections department means any subsection or unit of a county employing correctional employees.
(4) Employer means the state or local government entities as defined in RCW 41.37.010 employing members eligible for PSERS.
(5) Full-time employee means an employee who is regularly scheduled to provide at least 160 hours of compensated service for an employer each calendar month.
(6) LEOFF means the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system.
(7) Nursing care, for purposes of membership eligibility under RCW 41.37.010, refers to services provided on behalf of a qualifying PSERS employer in which an employee is required to hold a valid certification and/or license in the state of Washington and the primary duty is to provide direct patient nursing care. Services include the identification of, and discrimination between, the individual's physical and psychosocial needs, treatment, counseling, patient education, self-care and the administration of medication.
(8) PERS means the public employees' retirement system.
(9) Primary responsibility means the fundamental, crucial job duty performed in a position. It does not include marginal responsibilities, which are extra or incidental to the primary responsibility. The primary responsibility of a position may be considered the primary responsibility because:
(a) The position exists to perform that function; or
(b) There are a limited number of employees available who could perform that function; or
(c) The function is highly specialized, and the incumbent is hired for special expertise or ability to perform it.
(10) PSERS means the public safety employees' retirement system.
(11) Reportable compensation means compensation earnable as that term is defined in RCW 41.37.010.
(12) SERS means the school employees' retirement system.
(13) TRS means the teachers' retirement system.
(14) WSPRS means the Washington state patrol retirement system.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 22-13-091, § 415-106-010, filed 6/13/22, effective 7/14/22; WSR 19-10-038, § 415-106-010, filed 4/26/19, effective 5/27/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5). WSR 16-17-128, § 415-106-010, filed 8/23/16, effective 9/23/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapter 41.37 RCW. WSR 08-02-046, § 415-106-010, filed 12/27/07, effective 1/27/08.]
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