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74.08A.240  <<  74.08A.250 >>   74.08A.260

RCW 74.08A.250

"Work activity" defined.

Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, as used in this chapter, "work activity" means:

     (1) Unsubsidized paid employment in the private or public sector;

     (2) Subsidized paid employment in the private or public sector, including employment through the state or federal work-study program for a period not to exceed twenty-four months;

     (3) Work experience, including:

     (a) An internship or practicum, that is paid or unpaid and is required to complete a course of vocational training or to obtain a license or certificate in a high-demand occupation, as determined by the employment security department. No internship or practicum shall exceed twelve months; or

     (b) Work associated with the refurbishing of publicly assisted housing, if sufficient paid employment is not available;

     (4) On-the-job training;

     (5) Job search and job readiness assistance;

     (6) Community service programs, including a recipient's voluntary service at a child care or preschool facility licensed under chapter 43.215 RCW or an elementary school in which his or her child is enrolled;

     (7) Vocational educational training, not to exceed twelve months with respect to any individual;

     (8) Job skills training directly related to employment;

     (9) Education directly related to employment, in the case of a recipient who has not received a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate as provided in RCW 28B.50.536;

     (10) Satisfactory attendance at secondary school or in a course of study leading to a high school equivalency certificate as provided in RCW 28B.50.536, in the case of a recipient who has not completed secondary school or received such a certificate;

     (11) The provision of child care services to an individual who is participating in a community service program;

     (12) Internships, that shall be paid or unpaid work experience performed by an intern in a business, industry, or government or nongovernmental agency setting;

     (13) Practicums, which include any educational program in which a student is working under the close supervision of a professional in an agency, clinic, or other professional practice setting for purposes of advancing their skills and knowledge;

     (14) Services required by the recipient under RCW 74.08.025(3) and 74.08A.010(4) to become employable;

     (15) Financial literacy activities designed to be effective in assisting a recipient in becoming self-sufficient and financially stable; and

     (16) Parent education services or programs that support development of appropriate parenting skills, life skills, and employment-related competencies.

[2013 c 39 § 27; 2011 1st sp.s. c 42 § 8; 2009 c 353 § 6; 2006 c 107 § 2; 2000 c 10 § 1; 1997 c 58 § 311.]


     Findings -- Intent -- Effective date -- 2011 1st sp.s. c 42: See notes following RCW 74.08A.260.

     Finding -- 2011 1st sp.s. c 42: See note following RCW 74.04.004.

     Findings -- Intent -- 2006 c 107: "The legislature finds that for a variety of reasons, many citizens may lack the basic financial knowledge necessary to spend their money wisely, save for the future, and manage money challenges, such as a job loss, financing a college education, or a catastrophic injury. The legislature also finds that financial literacy is an essential element in achieving financial stability and self-sufficiency. The legislature intends to encourage participation in financial literacy training by WorkFirst participants, in order to promote their ability to make financial decisions that will contribute to their long-term financial well-being." [2006 c 107 § 1.]

     Effective date -- 2006 c 107: "This act takes effect January 1, 2007." [2006 c 107 § 4.]