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WAC 415-104-011

Definitions.

All definitions in RCW 41.26.030 and WAC 415-02-030 apply to terms used in this chapter. Other terms relevant to the administration of chapter 41.26 RCW are defined in this chapter.
(1) Commissioned means that an employee is employed as an officer of a general authority Washington law enforcement agency and is empowered by that employer to enforce the criminal laws of the state of Washington.
(2) Director of public safety means a person who is employed on or after January 1, 1993, by a city or town on a full-time, fully compensated basis to administer the programs and personnel of a public safety department.
This definition applies only to cities or towns in which the population did not exceed ten thousand at the time the person became employed as a director of public safety.
(3) Elective employer means the employer of the LEOFF Plan 1 elected official during the member's leave of absence from the LEOFF employer for the purpose of serving in elective office.
(4) Full-time employee means an employee who is normally expected to earn basic salary from an employer for a minimum of one hundred sixty hours in a calendar month.
(5) Fully compensated employee means an employee who is normally expected to earn a basic monthly salary no less than one hundred sixty times the state minimum hourly wage. Nominal sums including, but not limited to, stipends or ancillary benefits such as insurance or leave accrual, provided to volunteer firefighters are not compensation for the purpose of determining whether a firefighter is fully compensated.
(6) Left the employ of an employer as used in RCW 41.26.470, 41.26.510, and 41.26.520 means any break in employment, whether formally separated or not formally separated, due to service in the uniformed services, national guard, military reserves, federal emergency management agency, or national disaster medical system of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
(7) LEOFF means the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system established by chapter 41.26 RCW.
(8) LEOFF employer means the employer, as defined in RCW 41.26.030, who employs the member as a law enforcement officer or firefighter.
(9) LEOFF Plan 1 elected official means a LEOFF Plan 1 member who is a civil service employee on leave of absence because he or she has been elected or appointed to an elective public office and who chooses to preserve retirement rights as an active LEOFF member under the procedure described in this chapter.
(10) Performing service as used in RCW 41.26.470, 41.26.510, and 41.26.520 means engaging in activities in response to a disaster, major emergency, special event, federal exercise, or official training after having left the employ of an employer as described in subsection (6) of this section.
(11) Plan 1 and Plan 2.
(a) "Plan 1" means the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system providing the benefits and funding provisions covering persons who first became members of the system prior to October 1, 1977.
(b) "Plan 2" means the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system providing the benefits and funding provisions covering persons who first became members of the system on and after October 1, 1977.
(12) Public safety officer means a person who is employed on or after January 1, 1993, on a full-time, fully compensated basis by a city or town to perform both law enforcement and firefighter duties.
This definition applies only to cities or towns in which the population did not exceed ten thousand at the time the person became employed as a public safety officer.
(13) Uniformed firefighter position means a position which may only be filled by uniformed personnel as that term is defined in RCW 41.56.030 (7)(e) as in effect on July 1, 1995. A position only qualifies as a uniformed firefighter position if the employer has identified it as such for all purposes. An employer may designate a position as uniformed regardless of whether the employer is covered by public employees' collective bargaining under chapter 41.56 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5). WSR 17-10-035, § 415-104-011, filed 4/26/17, effective 5/27/17; WSR 16-08-007, § 415-104-011, filed 3/24/16, effective 4/24/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapter 41.26 RCW. WSR 02-18-046, § 415-104-011, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-104-011, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.04.120. WSR 93-11-078, § 415-104-011, filed 5/18/93, effective 6/18/93.]
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