The WPEA was advised this morning that this information has also been sent to all organizations to share out with employees. Once you verify that your leave is as described below, please ensure that you are communicating with your HR Department if you continue to have any issues with this leave day or other MyPortal problems. If your leave does not report as outlined below, please let your Leadership Team, your Rep, and the HR team know of the lack. See the information below for an explanation of how you should see your PLD display.
Additional MOU PLD in MyPortalAt the beginning of January, the additional Personal Leave Day (PLD) granted through the MOUs in response to the vaccine mandates were populated in MyPortal for agencies who use MyPortal for time and leave. OFM has received questions in regards to how these are displayed within the MyPortal My Leave Request – Entitlement section.
If an employee is entitled to more than one PLD, the most current quota date range for the PLD will display in the Validity date field on the Entitlement display even though eligible employees received a new quota effective January 1, 2022:
Though the employee has 2 Quotas, MyPortal defaults to read only the most current Validity period of the quota whether it is used or not.
This is true even if the employee uses their 7/1/2021 to 6/30/2022 PLD quota, the Validity Date will not update, however the Quota will reduce to 1 Day:
The employee still has until Dec 31, 2022 to use the additional PLD added per the MOUs on Jan 1, 2022.
Please note: This behavior will repeat again when PLD eligible employees receive a new PLD Quota on July 1, 2022. After July 1, 2022, as represented employees eligible for the next Personal Leave Day receive the 7/1/2022 to 6/30/2023 quota, MyPortal will update Validity date to 1/1/2022 to 12/31/2022, as this would move to being the most current PLD quota validity.
Normal view of PLD Quota will return on January 1, 2023 unless another PLD is added for any reason. This is not system issue or broken feature, this is functioning as designed.
Originally Posted 11/8/2021 on previous WPEA Website
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released an Emergency Temporary Standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees to adopt COVID vaccination policies by January 4, 2022. Covered employers must require that employees be vaccinated or be tested weekly for COVID.
This rule will affect WPEA members at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library and the Kitsap Regional Library. All other WPEA members are already covered by existing mandates.
Here are the details:
Originally Posted 10/18/2021 on previous WPEA Website
A Thurston County judge has issued a ruling Monday that will allow Governor Inslee’s vaccine mandate to stay in place. Judge Carol Murphy denied plaintiffs’ request for an injunction staying Inslee’s proclamation 21-14 (the vaccine mandate for state employees, educators, & health care workers). Judge Murphy’s ruling was not on the merits of the case, but merely means that the mandate stays in effect while the case is being heard.