(1) Before separating an employee from employment under the provisions of WAC 357-46-195
, the employer must provide at least fifteen calendar days' written notice to the employee and state the reason for separation. If, within the notice period, the employee satisfactorily demonstrates why the separation should not occur, the appointing authority may rescind the separation notice.
(2) The employer should consider reassignment during the notice period if continued employment in the position represents a liability.
(3) This section does not apply to separations due to disability. WAC 357-46-170
specifies the notice requirement when separating an employee due to disability.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-19-008, § 357-46-200, filed 9/8/05, effective 10/10/05; 04-18-114, § 357-46-200, filed 9/1/04, effective 7/1/05.]