The state of Washington strives to attract, develop, and retain a talented and well-prepared workforce.
Providing employees opportunities to explore career interests through assignments that are uncommon in their daily work:
A developmental job assignment is a formal opportunity for an employee to develop professional knowledge, skills, and abilities that would not otherwise be available through their normal work activities.
Developmental job assignments should be primarily a product of the employee’s Performance and Development Plan (PDP). However, employees or the agency may pursue those assignments outside of this process.
Developmental job assignments are voluntary. Developmental job assignments will normally last no more than twelve months, and must have prior approval of the current Agency Head. Employees must have a six-month break between developmental job assignments. The time length and extensions of all assignments must include written justification.
Employees in developmental job assignments retain their own position number, draw their current salaries (including any scheduled periodic increments) and do not attain permanent status in any other classifications.
Funding is normally absorbed by the loaning (permanent) program unless prior arrangements are made to pay by the program with the developmental assignment. This includes travel and training. Developmental job assignments may be terminated by any of the parties with at least seven calendar days’ notice, unless a shorter notice period is mutually agreed upon.
|Employee||Completes Developmental Job Assignment Agreement and forwards for approval of both current and sponsoring Agency Head.|
|Current Agency Head||Approve or disapprove on Developmental Job Assignment Agreement.|
|Developmental Job Assignment Supervisor||Forward completed Developmental Job Assignment Agreement and Personnel/Payroll Data Sheet (PPDS) to Human Resources.|
|Human Resources||Review and complete all employee action requirements. Process PPDS. File copy in employee’s personnel file.|