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JOB TITLE:

Fiscal Analyst 4 (FA4|FS)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Olympia Western Australia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Description

Fiscal Analyst 4 (FA4/FS)
Position 71029231

All HCA employees will apply an equity lens to their work, which may include but is not limited to all analyses of core business and processes
.

About the division:
This position is located within HCAs Financial Services Division (FSD), which in collaboration with other HCA divisions and a variety of external stakeholders and legislative partners, provides strategic financial expertise for Apple Health, Community Behavioral Health (CBH), PEBB and SEBB programs.
In addition, FSD oversees the budget and compliance functions necessary to manage and monitor the single largest Washington State individual operating budget.
Functions include budget management, accounting, forecasting, professional and hospital rate setting, financial analysis, and payment/collection operations.
This division maintains a close working relationship with agency program, policy, and clinical divisions to ensure financially sound implementation and monitoring of program strategies.
It is also accountable to the Governor and legislature in ensuring HCA operates within its budget.

About the position:

As a Fiscal Analyst within the Health Care Authority Financial Services Division, this position serves as Principal Assistant to the Medicaid Accounting Units Fiscal Analyst 5 (FA5) position and functions as a statewide expert on Medicaid Accounting.
This position reports to the Medicaid Accounting Manager and requires advanced professional accounting and auditing skills ensuring the management activities for the complex programs over the federal, state, and local funds are in compliance with rules, regulations and policy.
This position independently plans, coordinates, and conducts financial review and analysis of general ledgers data, systems, statutes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures necessary to ensure the federal and state revenue sources and expenditures are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and governmental accounting standards.
This position is responsible for complex contract management, general ledger reconciliations, expenditure authority reporting, and process refinement.
This position provides the unit Manager with accounting expertise, making recommendations pertaining to status of financial account status, identifies problems, and implements corrective action plans and policy changes as required by state and federal laws, regulations and statutes.
This position supports the agencys mission by providing assurance that financial transactions have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness by appropriate personnel and are correctly posted in the financial records.

This position is eligible to telework but is frequently required to report on-site to meet business need.
The default assigned work location of all Health Care Authority (HCA) positions both on-site and telework eligible positions is within the State of Washington.
Frequency of onsite work will vary based on business and operational needs.
HCA may choose, but is not required, to support out-of-state telework on a case-by-case basis.

Duties

Some of what you will do:
  • Serves as principal assistant to a Fiscal Analyst 5 and conducts financial review and complex analysis of the Health Care Authoritys general ledgers accounts, interagency agreements, and contract payments to ensure accuracy of revenue and expenditure data.
  • Ensures compliance per Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) auditing standards.
  • Independently analyzes and accesses Enterprise reports to assure accuracy of expenditures and revenues and identifies any potential problem areas and implements corrective action.
  • Initiate and develop fiscal reports used to review, analyze, and ensure accurate reporting of expenditure appropriation status on a monthly basis for assigned accounts.
  • Perform financial review and analysis of complex contract payments on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy of expenditure data; this includes the historical trend analysis for contract expenditures accruals and accordance to terms and conditions; and compliance with state and federal rules.
  • Initiates and develops complex journal vouchers on a monthly and quarterly basis to transfer and record revenues and expenditures thus requiring advanced knowledge of the Health Care Authoritys Cost Allocation System to ensure the accuracy of accounting records.
  • Investigates any discrepancies and initiates correcting journal voucher entries when appropriate to ensure the accuracy of accounting records, which requires advanced knowledge of the Health Care Authoritys Cost Allocation System.

Qualifications

Required qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree, which includes 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, auditing, or budgeting AND two (2) years of relevant professional experience.
OR
  • A masters degree in a financial related field, certification as a Public Accountant, Internal Auditor, Certified Governmental Financial Manager or Management Accountant can be substituted for professional experience.

Note: A minimum of 6 years professional experience may substitute for education.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of experience using a complex computerized accounting system and a management database reporting module.
  • Two (2) years of experience in performing general ledger reconciliations.
  • Knowledge and experience using Agency Financial Reporting System (AFRS) and Enterprise Reporting.
  • Intermediate spreadsheet software (i.
    e.
    , Microsoft Excel) knowledge and experience.
    Must possess the skill to create, modify, print, and format spreadsheets and work with formulas and functions.
  • Ability to research and analyze complex financial data.
  • Experience interpreting state and federal rules and regulations, analyzing compliance with regulations, research and resolve agency financial discrepancies.
  • Demonstrate competence in the preparation, accuracy, and correction of fiscal accounting transactions, quality and timeliness of processing, and monitoring of accounting data into a computerized accounting system.
  • Develop and conduct training and presentation sessions which provide direction to a variety of individuals, including professional providers, associations, advocate/community groups, other agencies, managerial staff, and peers.
  • Ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, state and federal accounting policies and procedures, and maintain integrity of financial records.

How to apply:

Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications on their NEOGOV profile will be considered.
Failure to follow the application instructions below may lead to disqualification.
To apply for this position, you will need to complete your profile which includes three professional references and attach:

  • A cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications for this position.
  • Current resume.

To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following:
  • Attach a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 long-form copy), NGB 22, or USDVA signed verification of service letter.
  • Please black out any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers.
    Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.
    wa.
    gov.

Supplemental Information

About HCA:
Functioning as both the state's largest health care purchaser and its behavioral health authority, the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is a leader in ensuring Washington residents have the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.
There are three pillars of our work: Apple Health (Medicaid); the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) and School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) programs; and behavioral health and recovery.
Under these pillars, HCA purchases health care, including behavioral health treatment for more than 2.
7 million Washington residents and provides behavioral health prevention, crisis, and recovery supports to all Washington residents.


What we have to offer:
  • Meaningful work with friendly co-workers who care about those we serve Voices of HCA
  • A clear agency mission that drives our work and is person-centered HCA's Mission, Vision & Values
  • A healthy work/life balance, including alternative/flexible schedules and mobile work options.
  • A great total compensation and benefit package WA State Government Benefits
  • A safe, pleasant workplace in a convenient location with restaurants, and shopping nearby.
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • And free parking!

Notes:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.
Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment.

HCA is an equal opportunity employer.
We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency.
HCA has five employee resource groups (ERGs).
ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups whose aim is to foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with HCAs mission.
Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace.
Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.
Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact Angel Matthews at Angel.
Matthews@HCA.
WA.
GOV.

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is an E-Verify employer.
All applicants with a legal right to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive a list of new job postings at HCA.


More than Just a Paycheck!
Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket.
Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.


We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career.
Like everyone, your first priority is ensuring that you and your family will maintain health and financial security.
That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package.
We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs.


Read about our benefits:
The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months.
Actual benefits may vary by appointment type or be prorated for other than full-time work (e.
g.
part-time); view the job posting for benefits details for job types other than full-time.


Note: If the position offers benefits which differ from the following, the job posting should include the specific benefits.


Insurance Benefits
Employees and their families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance.
There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state.


Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses.
Employees are also covered by basic life and long-term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts.


To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website.
The Washington Wellness program from the Health Care Authority works with PEBB to support our workplace wellness programs.


Dependent care assistance allows the employee to save pre-tax dollars for a child or elder care expenses.


Other insurance coverage for auto, boat, home, and renter insurance is available through payroll deduction.


The Washington State Employee Assistance Program promotes the health and well-being of employees.


Retirement and Deferred Compensation
State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).
New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs.
For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems' web site.


Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP).
This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options.


Social Security
All state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems.
The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system.


Public Service Loan Forgiveness
If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, and meet the qualifying criteria, you may be eligible to receive student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.


Holidays
Full-time and part-time employees are entitled to paid holidays and one paid personal holiday per calendar year.


Note: Employees who are members of certain Unions may be entitled to additional personal leave day(s), please refer to position specific Collective Bargaining Agreements for more information.


Full-time employees who work full monthly schedules qualify for holiday compensation if they are employed before the holiday and are in pay status for at least 80 nonovertime hours during the month of the holiday; or for the entire work shift preceding the holiday.


Part-time employees who are in pay status during the month of the holiday qualify for the holiday on a pro-rata basis.
Compensation for holidays (including personal holiday) will be proportionate to the number of hours in pay status in the month to that required for full-time employment, excluding all holiday hours.
Pay status includes hours worked and time on paid leave.


Sick Leave
Full-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month.
Overtime eligible employees who are in pay status for less than 80 hours per month, earn a monthly proportionate to the number of hours in pay status, in the month to that required for full-time employment.
Overtime exempt employees who are in pay status for less than 80 hours per month do not earn a monthly accrual of sick leave.


Sick leave accruals for part-time employees will be proportionate to the number of hours in pay status, in the month to that required for full-time employment.
Pay status includes hours worked, time on paid leave and paid holiday.


Vacation (Annual Leave)
Full-time employees accrue vacation leave at the rates specified in WAC 357-31-165(1) or the applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
Full-time employees who are in pay status for less than 80 nonovertime hours in a month do not earn a monthly accrual of vacation leave.


Part-time employees accrue vacation leave hours in accordance with WAC 357-31-165(1) or the applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA) on a pro rata basis.
Vacation leave accrual will be proportionate to the number of hours in pay status, in the month to that required for full-time employment.


Pay status includes hours worked, time on paid leave and paid holiday.


As provided in WAC 357-58-175, an employer may authorize a lump-sum accrual of vacation leave or accelerate the vacation leave accrual rate to support the recruitment and/or retention of a candidate or employee for a Washington Management Service position.
Vacation leave accrual rates may only be accelerated using the rates established WAC 357-31-165.


Note: Most agencies follow the civil service rules covering leave and holidays for exempt employees even though there is no requirement for them to do so.
However, agencies are required to adhere to the applicable RCWs pertaining holidays and leave.


Military Leave
Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year.


Bereavement Leave
Most employees whose family member or household member dies, are entitled to three (3) days of paid bereavement leave.
In addition, the employer may approve other available leave types for the purpose of bereavement leave.


Additional Leave
Leave Sharing
Parental Leave
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Leave Without Pay

Please visit the State HR Website for more detailed information regarding benefits.


Updated 12-31-2022

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

76188 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707365412-da998b717556eda7758b6d9c98d4ab93

LOCATION:

Western Australia United States

CITY:

Olympia

Job Origin:

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Description

Fiscal Analyst 4 (FA4/FS)
Position 71029231

All HCA employees will apply an equity lens to their work, which may include but is not limited to all analyses of core business and processes
.

About the division:
This position is located within HCAs Financial Services Division (FSD), which in collaboration with other HCA divisions and a variety of external stakeholders and legislative partners, provides strategic financial expertise for Apple Health, Community Behavioral Health (CBH), PEBB and SEBB programs. In addition, FSD oversees the budget and compliance functions necessary to manage and monitor the single largest Washington State individual operating budget. Functions include budget management, accounting, forecasting, professional and hospital rate setting, financial analysis, and payment/collection operations. This division maintains a close working relationship with agency program, policy, and clinical divisions to ensure financially sound implementation and monitoring of program strategies. It is also accountable to the Governor and legislature in ensuring HCA operates within its budget.

About the position:

As a Fiscal Analyst within the Health Care Authority Financial Services Division, this position serves as Principal Assistant to the Medicaid Accounting Units Fiscal Analyst 5 (FA5) position and functions as a statewide expert on Medicaid Accounting. This position reports to the Medicaid Accounting Manager and requires advanced professional accounting and auditing skills ensuring the management activities for the complex programs over the federal, state, and local funds are in compliance with rules, regulations and policy. This position independently plans, coordinates, and conducts financial review and analysis of general ledgers data, systems, statutes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures necessary to ensure the federal and state revenue sources and expenditures are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and governmental accounting standards. This position is responsible for complex contract management, general ledger reconciliations, expenditure authority reporting, and process refinement. This position provides the unit Manager with accounting expertise, making recommendations pertaining to status of financial account status, identifies problems, and implements corrective action plans and policy changes as required by state and federal laws, regulations and statutes. This position supports the agencys mission by providing assurance that financial transactions have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness by appropriate personnel and are correctly posted in the financial records.

This position is eligible to telework but is frequently required to report on-site to meet business need.
The default assigned work location of all Health Care Authority (HCA) positions both on-site and telework eligible positions is within the State of Washington. Frequency of onsite work will vary based on business and operational needs. HCA may choose, but is not required, to support out-of-state telework on a case-by-case basis.

Duties

Some of what you will do:
  • Serves as principal assistant to a Fiscal Analyst 5 and conducts financial review and complex analysis of the Health Care Authoritys general ledgers accounts, interagency agreements, and contract payments to ensure accuracy of revenue and expenditure data.
  • Ensures compliance per Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) auditing standards.
  • Independently analyzes and accesses Enterprise reports to assure accuracy of expenditures and revenues and identifies any potential problem areas and implements corrective action.
  • Initiate and develop fiscal reports used to review, analyze, and ensure accurate reporting of expenditure appropriation status on a monthly basis for assigned accounts.
  • Perform financial review and analysis of complex contract payments on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy of expenditure data; this includes the historical trend analysis for contract expenditures accruals and accordance to terms and conditions; and compliance with state and federal rules.
  • Initiates and develops complex journal vouchers on a monthly and quarterly basis to transfer and record revenues and expenditures thus requiring advanced knowledge of the Health Care Authoritys Cost Allocation System to ensure the accuracy of accounting records.
  • Investigates any discrepancies and initiates correcting journal voucher entries when appropriate to ensure the accuracy of accounting records, which requires advanced knowledge of the Health Care Authoritys Cost Allocation System.

Qualifications

Required qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree, which includes 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, auditing, or budgeting AND two (2) years of relevant professional experience.
OR
  • A masters degree in a financial related field, certification as a Public Accountant, Internal Auditor, Certified Governmental Financial Manager or Management Accountant can be substituted for professional experience.

Note: A minimum of 6 years professional experience may substitute for education.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of experience using a complex computerized accounting system and a management database reporting module.
  • Two (2) years of experience in performing general ledger reconciliations.
  • Knowledge and experience using Agency Financial Reporting System (AFRS) and Enterprise Reporting.
  • Intermediate spreadsheet software (i.e., Microsoft Excel) knowledge and experience. Must possess the skill to create, modify, print, and format spreadsheets and work with formulas and functions.
  • Ability to research and analyze complex financial data.
  • Experience interpreting state and federal rules and regulations, analyzing compliance with regulations, research and resolve agency financial discrepancies.
  • Demonstrate competence in the preparation, accuracy, and correction of fiscal accounting transactions, quality and timeliness of processing, and monitoring of accounting data into a computerized accounting system.
  • Develop and conduct training and presentation sessions which provide direction to a variety of individuals, including professional providers, associations, advocate/community groups, other agencies, managerial staff, and peers.
  • Ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, state and federal accounting policies and procedures, and maintain integrity of financial records.

How to apply:

Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications on their NEOGOV profile will be considered. Failure to follow the application instructions below may lead to disqualification. To apply for this position, you will need to complete your profile which includes three professional references and attach:

  • A cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications for this position.
  • Current resume.

To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following:
  • Attach a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 long-form copy), NGB 22, or USDVA signed verification of service letter.
  • Please black out any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers. Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov.

Supplemental Information

About HCA:
Functioning as both the state's largest health care purchaser and its behavioral health authority, the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is a leader in ensuring Washington residents have the opportunity to be as healthy as possible. There are three pillars of our work: Apple Health (Medicaid); the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) and School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) programs; and behavioral health and recovery. Under these pillars, HCA purchases health care, including behavioral health treatment for more than 2.7 million Washington residents and provides behavioral health prevention, crisis, and recovery supports to all Washington residents.

What we have to offer:
  • Meaningful work with friendly co-workers who care about those we serve Voices of HCA
  • A clear agency mission that drives our work and is person-centered HCA's Mission, Vision & Values
  • A healthy work/life balance, including alternative/flexible schedules and mobile work options.
  • A great total compensation and benefit package WA State Government Benefits
  • A safe, pleasant workplace in a convenient location with restaurants, and shopping nearby.
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • And free parking!

Notes:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment.

HCA is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. HCA has five employee resource groups (ERGs). ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups whose aim is to foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with HCAs mission. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact Angel Matthews at Angel.Matthews@HCA.WA.GOV.

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is an E-Verify employer. All applicants with a legal right to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive a list of new job postings at HCA.


More than Just a Paycheck!
Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career. Like everyone, your first priority is ensuring that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs.

Read about our benefits:
The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months. Actual benefits may vary by appointment type or be prorated for other than full-time work (e.g. part-time); view the job posting for benefits details for job types other than full-time.

Note: If the position offers benefits which differ from the following, the job posting should include the specific benefits.

Insurance Benefits
Employees and their families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance. There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state.

Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses. Employees are also covered by basic life and long-term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts.

To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website. The Washington Wellness program from the Health Care Authority works with PEBB to support our workplace wellness programs.

Dependent care assistance allows the employee to save pre-tax dollars for a child or elder care expenses.

Other insurance coverage for auto, boat, home, and renter insurance is available through payroll deduction.

The Washington State Employee Assistance Program promotes the health and well-being of employees.

Retirement and Deferred Compensation
State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs. For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems' web site.

Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options.

Social Security
All state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness
If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, and meet the qualifying criteria, you may be eligible to receive student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Holidays
Full-time and part-time employees are entitled to paid holidays and one paid personal holiday per calendar year.

Note: Employees who are members of certain Unions may be entitled to additional personal leave day(s), please refer to position specific Collective Bargaining Agreements for more information.

Full-time employees who work full monthly schedules qualify for holiday compensation if they are employed before the holiday and are in pay status for at least 80 nonovertime hours during the month of the holiday; or for the entire work shift preceding the holiday.

Part-time employees who are in pay status during the month of the holiday qualify for the holiday on a pro-rata basis. Compensation for holidays (including personal holiday) will be proportionate to the number of hours in pay status in the month to that required for full-time employment, excluding all holiday hours. Pay status includes hours worked and time on paid leave.

Sick Leave
Full-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. Overtime eligible employees who are in pay status for less than 80 hours per month, earn a monthly proportionate to the number of hours in pay status, in the month to that required for full-time employment. Overtime exempt employees who are in pay status for less than 80 hours per month do not earn a monthly accrual of sick leave.

Sick leave accruals for part-time employees will be proportionate to the number of hours in pay status, in the month to that required for full-time employment. Pay status includes hours worked, time on paid leave and paid holiday.

Vacation (Annual Leave)
Full-time employees accrue vacation leave at the rates specified in WAC 357-31-165(1) or the applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Full-time employees who are in pay status for less than 80 nonovertime hours in a month do not earn a monthly accrual of vacation leave.

Part-time employees accrue vacation leave hours in accordance with WAC 357-31-165(1) or the applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA) on a pro rata basis. Vacation leave accrual will be proportionate to the number of hours in pay status, in the month to that required for full-time employment.

Pay status includes hours worked, time on paid leave and paid holiday.

As provided in WAC 357-58-175, an employer may authorize a lump-sum accrual of vacation leave or accelerate the vacation leave accrual rate to support the recruitment and/or retention of a candidate or employee for a Washington Management Service position. Vacation leave accrual rates may only be accelerated using the rates established WAC 357-31-165.

Note: Most agencies follow the civil service rules covering leave and holidays for exempt employees even though there is no requirement for them to do so. However, agencies are required to adhere to the applicable RCWs pertaining holidays and leave.

Military Leave
Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year.

Bereavement Leave
Most employees whose family member or household member dies, are entitled to three (3) days of paid bereavement leave. In addition, the employer may approve other available leave types for the purpose of bereavement leave.

Additional Leave
Leave Sharing
Parental Leave
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Leave Without Pay

Please visit the State HR Website for more detailed information regarding benefits.

Updated 12-31-2022


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