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Special provision—State civil service employees.

(1) WAC 391-25-090 is inapplicable to bargaining units of state civil service employees.
(2) Where an employer claims that an employee organization previously certified as the exclusive bargaining representative of state civil service employees has become defunct or has abandoned representation of a bargaining unit, it may file a petition under WAC 391-25-070 to obtain a determination as to whether the employee organization continues to represent the bargaining unit. Instead of a showing of interest under WAC 391-25-110, the employer shall attach affidavits and other documentation as may be available to it to demonstrate the existence of a good faith belief that the employee organization has become defunct or has abandoned representation of the bargaining unit. The documentation provided under this section shall not include signature documents provided to the employer by employees.
(3) An employee organization named in a petition filed under this section shall be given a reasonable opportunity to respond and rebut the allegations in the petition. Ongoing activity as exclusive bargaining representative may be demonstrated by evidence showing that the employee organization has been holding meetings of its members, collecting dues, electing or appointing officers and representatives for the purposes of dealing with the employer, processing grievances, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, or similar activities for and on behalf of employees in the bargaining unit.
(4) If it is determined that the employee organization is defunct or has abandoned its responsibilities for and on behalf of the employees in the bargaining unit, the executive director shall vacate the certification of the employee organization as exclusive bargaining representative. An order issued by the executive director shall be subject to appeal under WAC 391-25-660.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050, 41.06.340, 41.76.060 and 41.80.070(2). WSR 03-03-064, § 391-25-096, filed 1/14/03, effective 2/14/03.]
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