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WAC 391-08-670

Decision numbering—Citation of cases—Indexing of decisions.

(1) Each decision issued by the agency in an adjudicative proceeding under the Administrative Procedure Act is assigned a unique number consisting of two or three components, as follows:
(a) The first component, consisting of a number, indicates the sequential number of adjudicative proceedings in which one or more decisions has been issued since the agency commenced operations on January 1, 1976.
(b) The second component (where appropriate) consisting of an alphabetic code in ascending alphabetical order, indicates the second and subsequent decisions issued in the case to which the numerical component was originally assigned.
(c) The third component, consisting of a four-letter alphabetic code, indicates the statute under which the decision was issued:
"CCOL" indicates cases decided under chapter 28B.52 RCW (Collective Bargaining—Academic Personnel in Community Colleges).
"EDUC" indicates cases decided under chapter 41.59 RCW (Educational Employment Relations Act).
"FCBA" indicates cases decided under chapter 41.76 RCW (faculty at public four-year institutions of higher education).
"MRNE" indicates cases decided under chapter 47.64 RCW, relating to the Washington state ferries system.
"PECB" indicates cases decided under chapter 41.56 RCW (Public Employees' Collective Bargaining Act), including some cases involving port districts.
"PORT" indicates cases decided exclusively under chapter 53.18 RCW (Employment Relations—Collective Bargaining and Arbitration), relating to port districts.
"PRIV" indicates cases decided under chapter 49.08 RCW, relating to private sector employers and employees.
"PSRA" indicates cases decided under RCW 41.06.340 and/or chapter 41.80 RCW (Personnel System Reform Act).
(2) All citations of agency decisions in subsequent agency decisions, in publications of agency decisions, and in briefs and written arguments filed by parties with the agency shall conform to the formats specified in this section:
GENERAL
RULE:
Citations shall list only the name of the employer italicized, the word "Decision" followed by the decision number, and the statute and year the decision was issued (in parenthesis).
Examples:
City of Roe, Decision 1234 (PECB, 1992)
City of Roe, Decision 1234-A (PECB, 1993)
City of Roe, Decision 1234-B (PECB, 1994)
EXCEPTION:
For decisions in which an employee organization or labor organization was named as the respondent in an unfair labor practice case, the citation shall list the name of the union (in parenthesis) following the name of the employer.
Example:
City of Roe (Doe Union), Decision 2345 (PECB, 1995)
(3) The agency encourages the publication and indexing of its decisions by private firms, but does not contribute financial support to any such firm and declines to declare any private firm as the "official reporter" of agency decisions.
(4) To satisfy the requirements of RCW 42.17.260(5), the agency publishes its decisions, together with a search engine, on its web site at: "www.perc.wa.gov".
[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, § 391-08-670, filed 2/15/12, effective 3/17/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050, 41.06.340, 41.76.060, and 34.05.220. WSR 03-11-029, § 391-08-670, filed 5/15/03, effective 6/15/03; WSR 03-03-064, § 391-08-670, filed 1/14/03, effective 2/14/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050, and 34.05.220. WSR 00-24-044, § 391-08-670, filed 11/30/00, effective 1/1/01; WSR 96-07-105, § 391-08-670, filed 3/20/96, effective 4/20/96.]
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