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WAC 391-08-650

Case docketing and numbering.

The agency maintains a computerized case docketing system which is used to track and manage all requests for the dispute resolution service provided by the agency.
(1) Each case processed by the agency is identified by a unique number consisting of three components.
(a) The first component, consisting of a five-digit number, indicates the sequential number of cases docketed since the agency commenced operations on January 1, 1976.
(b) The second component, consisting of one alphabetic code, indicates the type of dispute being processed, as follows:
"A" indicates a grievance arbitration proceeding under chapter 391-65 WAC, wherein an agency staff member is to interpret or apply an existing collective bargaining agreement.
"C" indicates a unit clarification proceeding under chapter 391-35 WAC.
"D" indicates a declaratory ruling or declaratory order proceeding under the Administrative Procedure Act, and formerly included proceedings under chapter 391-95 WAC concerning assertion of the right of nonassociation by employees subject to union security obligations.
"E" indicates a representation proceeding under chapter 391-25 WAC.
"F" indicates a fact-finding proceeding under chapter 391-55 WAC, to recommend the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.
"G" indicates a grievance mediation proceeding under chapter 391-55 WAC after January 1, 1996, concerning the interpretation or application of an existing collective bargaining agreement.
"I" indicates an interest arbitration proceeding under chapter 391-55 WAC, to establish the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.
"M" indicates a mediation proceeding under chapter 391-55 WAC, limited after January 1, 1996, to disputes concerning the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.
"N" indicates a proceeding under chapter 391-95 WAC after January 1, 1996, concerning assertion of the right of nonassociation by employees subject to union security obligations.
"P" indicates a request for a list of arbitrators from the commission's dispute resolution panel for grievance arbitration proceedings under chapter 391-65 WAC.
"S" indicates a settlement mediation proceeding for cases under chapters 391-45 and 391-95 WAC.
"U" indicates an unfair labor practice proceeding under chapter 391-45 WAC.
(c) The third component, consisting of a two-digit number, indicates the calendar year in which the case is docketed.
(2) Cases involving various departments or divisions of an employer entity are docketed under the name of the employer entity.
(3) Cases filed by an employee organization or labor organization are docketed under the name of the organization, even if employees represented by that organization are named individually in the pleadings or are affected by the outcome of the proceedings.
(4) Cases filed by two or more individual employees are docketed separately for each employee.
(5) Cases filed by an individual employee involving multiple respondents are docketed separately for each respondent.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.050, 41.59.110, 41.76.060, 41.80.080, 47.64.280(2), 49.39.060. WSR 16-19-058, § 391-08-650, filed 9/19/16, effective 10/20/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 34.05.220, 41.56.090, 41.58.050, 41.58.065, 41.59.110, 41.76.060, and 49.39.060. WSR 12-05-066, § 391-08-650, filed 2/15/12, effective 3/17/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050 and 34.05.220. WSR 96-07-105, § 391-08-650, filed 3/20/96, effective 4/20/96.]
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