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7

Mar

2014

Proposal establishes process for setting pension contributions for unpaid obligations

HB 2018 would require that the Pension Funding Council (PFC) adopt employer-specific additional contribution rates in situations where contributions are made other than immediately after service is rendered and when the amount contributed is insufficient and would result in rate increases to other employers and employees in the system.
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Categories: Personnel

7

Mar

2014

Personnel bills that passed the house of origin, but are likely dead

The legislature discussed many personnel related bills this session. The following is a list of bills that survived the house of origin cut-off, but are now likely dead.
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Categories: Personnel

21

Feb

2014

AWC supporting measure to streamline scheduling for workers compensation

SB 5112 would provide Workers Compensation Retrospective Rating Programs the ability to assist in scheduling independent medical exams (IME) and vocational rehab appointments.
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Categories: Personnel

21

Feb

2014

Providing digital copies of public employees collective bargaining agreements

SSB 6250 originally called for bargaining representatives to submit a digital copy of their collective bargaining agreement to PERC (Public Employment Relations Commission) within 30 days of the effective date of the agreement.

14

Feb

2014

Dueling political philosophies on personnel legislation

The division in the legislature continues to impact personnel legislation.
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Categories: Personnel

7

Feb

2014

Bill would preempt local governments from regulating employment laws of businesses in their jurisdiction

SB 6307 preempts a local government from making changes to personnel issues including wages, hours of work, employee retention and leave from employment as it relates to businesses operating in their jurisdiction.
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Categories: Personnel

31

Jan

2014

LEOFF 2 career change companion bill scheduled for hearing

Last week we highlighted HB 2479 that would make changes for post-retirement employment for LEOFF retirees. Click here for last week’s article.
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Categories: Personnel

24

Jan

2014

Changes for post-retirement employment of LEOFF retirees

In 2005, the legislature addressed post-retirement employment for LEOFF 2 members with the career change bill.
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Categories: Personnel

24

Jan

2014

Legislature looking at a wide variety of personnel legislation

Here is a brief summary of some pending legislation pertaining to personnel.
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Categories: Personnel

17

Jan

2014

Requiring that employees accumulate paid vacation time

A new bill would require employers to provide paid vacation accrual for all employees working at least 20 hours a week.
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Categories: Personnel

12

Jul

2013

Little action on city personnel issues

The division among party lines between the two legislative bodies meant that in spite of a lot of talk about potential reforms or changes in workers compensation, not many proposals passed this year in the personnel arena.

5

Jun

2013

DRS targets independent contractor violations by LEOFF employers

In response to recent news articles highlighting possible abuses within the LEOFF pension system, the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) is now reviewing LEOFF employers for possible violations.
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Categories: Personnel

24

May

2013

Personnel bills that passed

Here’s a brief overview of personnel related bills that passed that are of significant interest to cities, and/or will require cities to take action.
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Categories: Personnel

26

Apr

2013

Bill to end pension spiking advances out of Senate Ways & Means

SB 5916, introduced in response to reports of LEOFF pension spiking cases, was heard in the Senate Ways & Means Committee last week.
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Categories: Personnel

19

Apr

2013

New bill addresses pension spiking and LEOFF 1 medical costs

SB 5916, introduced just this week, had a public hearing in the Senate Ways & Means Committee on Thursday.
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Categories: Personnel

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