(1) A permanent employee with a background check disqualification may be subject to any of the following actions in no specific order:
(a) Voluntary demotion;
(b) Job restructuring;
(c) Voluntary resignation;
(d) Job reassignment;
(e) Nondisciplinary separation in accordance with WAC 357-46-195
(f) Disciplinary action in accordance with WAC 357-40-010
(2) An appointing authority may use the following interim measures while exploring the availability of actions (not to exceed thirty calendar days except in cases where there are investigations of pending charges):
(a) Voluntary use of accrued vacation, exchange, and/or compensatory time;
(b) Authorized leave without pay, if there is no paid leave available, or if the employee chooses not to use paid leave; and/or
(c) Reassignment to another work location.
(d) When considering the above actions, the agency will consider the least restrictive means necessary to prevent unsupervised access.
(3) Before a permanent employee may be separated due to a background check disqualification, the search for a noncovered position will occur over a period of thirty calendar days.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 07-17-125, § 357-19-188, filed 8/20/07, effective 9/20/07; 05-12-097, § 357-19-188, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05.]