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WAC 296-17A-1501

Classification 1501.

1501-00 Counties and taxing districts, N.O.C. - All other employees
Applies to employees of counties and taxing districts, not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), who:
• Operate machinery or equipment, including transit bus drivers;
• Perform manual labor;
• Supervise a work crew performing manual labor such as custodial or maintenance.
This classification includes administrative personnel such as:
• Engineers, safety inspectors, and biologists who have field exposure;
• Internal inventory and supply clerks.
For purposes of this classification, field exposure is defined as any exposure other than the normal travel to or from a work assignment.
This classification excludes:
• Clerical office and administrative employees who are to be reported separately in classification 5306;
• Electric light and power public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1301;
• Firefighters who are to be reported separately in classification 6904;
• Hospital districts which are to be reported separately in classification 6105;
• Irrigation system public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1507;
• Law enforcement officers who are to be reported separately in classifications 6905 and 6906, as appropriate;
• Port districts which are to be reported separately in classification 4201;
• Privately owned and operated bus or transit systems which are to be reported separately in classification 1407;
• School districts, library districts or museum districts which are to be reported separately in classification 6103 or 6104;
• Water distribution or purification system public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1507;
• Volunteers who are to be reported separately in classification 6901 or 6906, as appropriate.
1501-01 Housing authorities, N.O.C. - All other employees
Applies to employees of housing authorities, not covered by another classification, who:
• Perform manual labor;
• Supervise a work crew performing manual labor such as custodial or maintenance, and machinery or equipment operators.
This classification includes all functional operations of a housing authority such as:
• Building and grounds maintenance;
• Inspection, maintenance and repairs, including minor structural repairs;
• Janitorial service.
Also included in this classification are:
• Administrative personnel such as engineers and safety inspectors who have field exposure;
• Internal inventory and supply clerks;
• Meter readers;
• Security personnel, other than those with law enforcement powers.
For purposes of this classification, housing authorities are defined as nonprofit, public and political entities which serve the needs of a specific city, county or Indian tribe. The nature and objectives of some of the projects undertaken by housing authorities include providing decent, safe and sanitary living accommodations for low income persons, or providing group homes or halfway houses to serve people with disabilities or juveniles released from correctional facilities. A housing authority has the power to:
• Prepare, carry out, lease and operate housing facilities;
• Provide for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, alteration or repair of any housing project;
• Sell or rent dwellings forming part of the project to or for persons of low income;
• Acquire, lease, rent or sell or otherwise dispose of any commercial space located in buildings or structures containing a housing project;
• Arrange or contract for the furnishing of the units;
• Investigate into the means and methods of improving such conditions where there is a shortage of suitable, safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations for persons of low income.
This classification excludes:
• Clerical office and administrative employees who are to be reported separately in classification 5306;
• New construction or major alteration activities which are to be reported separately in the appropriate construction classifications;
• Security personnel with law enforcement powers who are to be reported separately in classification 6905;
• Volunteers who are to be reported separately in classifications 6901 or 6906, as appropriate.
1501-08 Native American tribal councils - All other employees
Applies to employees of Native American tribal councils who perform manual labor, or who supervise a work crew performing manual labor such as custodial or maintenance, and machinery or equipment operators. This classification includes:
• Administrative personnel such as engineers, safety inspectors, and biologists who have field exposure;
• Internal inventory and supply clerks of the tribal council.
For purposes of this classification, field exposure is defined as any exposure other than the normal travel to and from a work assignment.
This classification excludes:
• Clerical office and administrative employees who are to be reported separately in classification 5306;
• Electric light and power public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1301;
• Firefighters who are to be reported separately in classification 6904;
• Hospital districts which are to be reported separately in classification 6105;
• Irrigation system public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1507;
• Law enforcement officers who are to be reported separately in classifications 6905 and 6906;
• New construction or reconstruction activities which are to be reported separately in the appropriate construction classification;
• School districts, library districts or museum districts which are to be reported separately in classification 6103 or 6104;
• Water distribution or purification system public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1507.
Special notes: Housing authorities operating under the name of, and for the benefit of, a particular tribe are not exempt from mandatory coverage. These housing authorities are federally funded and are not owned or controlled by a tribe.
Only those tribal operations which are also provided by county governments are subject to classification 1501. Some activities are considered to be normal operations to be included in this classification. These include, but are not limited to:
• Building maintenance;
• Garbage and sewer works;
• Grounds keepers;
• Park maintenance;
• Road maintenance;
• Visiting nurses and home health care.
All other tribal council operations which are not normally performed by a county government shall be assigned the appropriate classification for the activities being performed.
Some operations are outside the scope of classification 1501 and are to be reported separately in the applicable classifications. These include, but are not limited to:
• Bingo parlors;
• Casinos;
• Fish/shellfish hatcheries;
• Food banks;
• Gift shops;
• Grocery stores;
• Head Start programs;
• Liquor stores;
• Logging;
• Meals on wheels;
• Motels/hotels;
• Restaurants;
• Tobacco stores;
• Tree planting/reforestation.
1501-09 Military base maintenance, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), engaged in providing all support operations and services on a military base on a contract basis. Such services include, but are not limited to:
• Data processing;
• Photography;
• Mail delivery (on post and to other military facilities);
• Hotel/motel services;
• Mess halls;
• Recreational facilities;
• Grounds and building maintenance;
• Vehicle maintenance;
• Maintenance of such facilities as water works, sewer treatment plants and roads.
This classification excludes:
• New construction or construction repair projects which are to be reported separately in the applicable construction classification for the work being performed;
• Contracts for specific activities on a military base such as, but not limited to, building maintenance, club or mess hall operations, or vehicle maintenance, which are to be reported separately in the applicable classification for the work being performed;
• Firefighters who are to be reported separately in classification 6904;
• Law enforcement officers who are to be reported separately in classification 6905;
• Clerical office and administrative employees who are to be reported separately in classification 5306.
Special note: Classification 1501-09 is to be assigned to an establishment only when all support services on a military base are being provided by the contractor. Care should be taken when assigning classification 1501-09 to firms whose military support services include loading, unloading, repair or construction of vessels, or the repair of buildings or structures used for such activities as that firm may be subject to federal maritime law.
1501-20 Community action organizations - All other employees, N.O.C.
Applies to organizations performing two or more services to support the local community and people in need. This classification applies to employees who are not otherwise classified (N.O.C.) and who perform manual-type labor, or who supervise a work crew performing manual labor. Workers in this classification include, but are not limited to:
• Cooks;
• Food bank staff;
• Drivers;
• Janitorial or maintenance and repair work staff;
• Weatherization services staff.
See classifications 4904-20, 5308-20, and 6511-20 for other community action classifications.
Note: The services provided by the community action organizations include, but are not limited to:
• After school care;
• Alternative schools;
• Child care;
• Counseling and assistance;
• Decent, safe and sanitary living accommodations for low-income or needy people;
• Drug and alcohol recovery programs;
• Employment or independence training;
• Food and clothing banks;
• In home chore services;
• Meals;
• Medical services;
• Transitional or emergency housing;
• Weatherization.
Note: Businesses providing only one service described in this classification are to be assigned the classification applicable to the service provided. If all conditions of the general reporting rules have been met, standard exception classifications may apply.
Excluded from this risk classification are:
• New construction or major alteration activities. Normal maintenance and repair contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, replacing parts on existing fixtures or equipment, repairing existing structures, normal cleaning or janitorial activities, maintaining existing landscaping, and shoveling snow from driveways or walkways. Construction, alteration, or improvements to the properties are not considered normal maintenance and are not contemplated by this classification. Major repair work is usually performed by contractors who are not employees of the community action organization. New construction or major alterations such as the construction of new additions or the construction of new structures are excluded from this classification and are to be reported separately in the appropriate construction classifications;
• Office employees who work exclusively in an administrative office environment who are to be reported in classification 4904-20;
• Professional or administrative employees who may also have duties outside of the office who are to be reported in classification 5308-20;
• Chore workers/home service workers who are to be reported in classification 6511-20;
• Individuals employed in welfare special works programs who are to be reported in 6505;
• Individuals employed in work activity centers who are to be reported in 7309;
• Volunteers who are to be reported in classification 6901 when medical aid coverage has been elected.
Excluded operations: Firms engaged as housing authorities are reported in classifications 1501-01 and 5306-26.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 17-11-120, § 296-17A-1501, filed 5/23/17, effective 7/1/17; WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-1501, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-1501, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 51.04.020(1). WSR 10-18-024, § 296-17A-1501, filed 8/24/10, effective 10/1/10; WSR 10-16-121, § 296-17A-1501, filed 8/3/10, effective 10/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. WSR 07-24-045, § 296-17A-1501, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 07-12-047, § 296-17A-1501, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1501, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-545, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-545, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-545, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-545, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 54.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-545, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-545, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-545, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 80-17-016 (Order 80-23), § 296-17-545, filed 11/13/80, effective 1/1/81; Order 77-27, § 296-17-545, filed 11/30/77, effective 1/1/78; Emergency Order 77-25, § 296-17-545, filed 12/1/77; Order 73-22, § 296-17-545, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]
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