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AGO 1973 No. 4 >  January 19, 1973
DISTRICTS - SCHOOL - PUBLIC RECORDS - SALARY - ACCESS TO SCHOOL DISTRICT PAYROLL RECORDS
DISTRICTS ‑‑ SCHOOL ‑‑ PUBLIC RECORDS ‑‑ SALARY ‑‑ ACCESS TO SCHOOL DISTRICT PAYROLL RECORDS (1) Under the provisions of Initiative No. 276, all records of a school district pertaining to the salaries of its employees and their payroll deductions must be made available for inspection and copying at the request of any person unless disclosure of particular information in such records would violate a right of privacy of the subject employee and this information cannot be deleted from the record without destroying it. (2) The question of whether disclosure of any particular information in a school district's salary or payroll records would violate an employee's right of privacy is to be decided on a case‑by‑case basis in the courts in accordance with procedures set forth in §§ 31, 33 and 34 of Initiative No. 276.
AGO 1975 No. 3 >  February 10, 1975
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - JUDGES - COURTS - SALARY - AUTHORITY OF SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- JUDGES ‑- COURTS ‑- SALARY ‑- AUTHORITY OF SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES (1) Where the salary of a superior court aide is fixed by statute, or by the county commissioners or other legislative authority pursuant thereto, a judge of the court is without power to set a higher salary by a directive or order in a nonjudicial proceeding; the court may, however, entertain an action for a writ of mandamus to require the salary fixing authority to raise the salaries of its personnel, but it will only be justified in granting the writ if, applying recognized judicial standards, it finds that the legislative authority involved has acted arbitrarily or capriciously.  (2) Under RCW 2.28.139 it is the obligation of each county (acting through its county commissioners) to furnish the courtroom and related necessary facilities for the conduct of the superior court; if the county fails to do so, the court may order the sheriff to provide the requisite facilities at county expense or, if this administrative remedy fails, the court may compel the commissioners to comply with the requirement of the statute by issuance of a writ of mandamus in a judicial proceeding ‑ subject to a right of appeal and all other procedural requisites of a regular court case.
AGO 1962 No. 167 >  September 20, 1962
COURTS - JUSTICE OF THE PEACE - CITIES WITH POPULATION OF OVER 5,000 - SALARY - REDUCTION - COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
COURTS ‑- JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ‑- CITIES WITH POPULATION OF OVER 5,000 ‑- SALARY ‑- REDUCTION ‑- COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (1) After the county commissioners have raised the salary of a justice of the peace to $3,600 per year in cities with a population of over 5,000 under RCW 3.16.002, they can thereafter reduce said salary under certain conditions. (2 (a)) The salary of a justice of the peace may not be increased or decreased during his term of office. (2 (b) ‑ 2 (c)) The salary may be increased or decreased at any time prior to the commencement of the term notwithstanding the fact that a filing fee may have been paid on the basis of the existing salary for the office.
AGO 1963 No. 27 >  May 29, 1963
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - SUPERINTENDENT - SALARY - INCREASES GRANTED BY 1963 LEGISLATURE - CONSTITUTIONAL PROHIBITION AGAINST INCREASING OR DECREASING SALARY OF COUNTY OFFICIAL AFTER ELECTION OR DURING TERM
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY ‑- SUPERINTENDENT ‑- SALARY ‑- INCREASES GRANTED BY 1963 LEGISLATURE ‑- CONSTITUTIONAL PROHIBITION AGAINST INCREASING OR DECREASING SALARY OF COUNTY OFFICIAL AFTER… County superintendents of schools elected in November, 1962, to take office in September, 1963, may not receive the raise in salary granted by the 1963 legislature because of Article XI, § 8, of the State Constitution which prohibits increasing or decreasing the salary of a county officer after his election or during his term.
AGO 1963 No. 54 >  September 9, 1963
COURTS - JUSTICE COURT ACT OF 1961 - ADOPTION OF ACT BY COUNTIES AFTER 1962 - EFFECT ON TERMS OF ELECTED JUSTICES OF THE PEACE - SALARY
COURTS ‑- JUSTICE COURT ACT OF 1961 ‑- ADOPTION OF ACT BY COUNTIES AFTER 1962 ‑- EFFECT ON TERMS OF ELECTED JUSTICES OF THE PEACE ‑- SALARY (1) Counties in which the justice court act of 1961 is not presently in effect may put the act into effect at any time, although the term of office of existing justices of the peace might thereby be terminated. (2) When a justice of the peace, under the 1961 justice court act, serves in a municipal department or as a municipal judge, the city pays a portion of his salary as justice of the peace, not an additional salary.
AGO 1964 No. 106 >  June 15, 1964
COURTS - JUSTICE COURTS - 1961 JUSTICE COURT ACT - ADOPTION BY COUNTIES AFTER 1962 - EFFECT ON TERMS OF ELECTED JUSTICES OF THE PEACE IF ACT IS MADE WHOLLY OPERATIVE DURING TERM - APPOINTMENT OF A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AS JUSTICE COURT JUDGE UNDER 1961 JUSTICE COURT ACT - SALARY
COURTS ‑- JUSTICE COURTS ‑- 1961 JUSTICE COURT ACT ‑- ADOPTION BY COUNTIES AFTER 1962 ‑- EFFECT ON TERMS OF ELECTED JUSTICES OF THE PEACE IF ACT IS MADE WHOLLY OPERATIVE DURING TERM ‑- APPOINTMENT... A justice of the peace who is elected to a four-year term commencing January 14, 1963, may not continue to serve or have his salary increased if the board of county commissioners of the county in which he serves elects to adopt and make wholly operative the provisions of chapter 299, Laws of 1961, (commonly known as the 1961 justice court act) prior to the normal expiration of his term.  However, the justice of the peace, if otherwise qualified, may be appointed by the county commissioners as a justice court judge under the act when it becomes wholly operative.
AGO 1965 No. 22 >  June 8, 1965
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - CERTIFICATED AND NONCERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES - SALARY - STATE APPROPRIATION FOR INCREASES
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS ‑- CERTIFICATED AND NONCERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES ‑- SALARY ‑- STATE APPROPRIATION FOR INCREASES (1) School districts are required to grant salary increases in the percentages specified in § 1, chapter 169, Laws of 1965, Ex. Sess., "subject to the availability of funds for all district functions." (2) Same: The prescribed percentage increases are to be determined on the basis of the average salary in the individual districts. (3) Same: The percentage increase need not be granted to each employee of the district but the "average" salary increase must be in the percentage specified "subject to the availability of funds for all district functions." (4) The basis for computing the percentage increase for the 1966-67 school year is the average salary paid in the district in the 1964-65 school year.
AGO 1978 No. 28 >  October 26, 1978
EMPLOYEES - STATE - SALARY - PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS FOR VOLUNTARY POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
EMPLOYEES ‑- STATE ‑- SALARY ‑- PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS FOR VOLUNTARY POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS (1) There is, at present, no state statutory authority whereby a state employee may cause portions of his or her salary or wages to be withheld, through a payroll deduction system, for the specified purpose of making voluntary political contributions to a labor union or other employee organization.   (2) Nothing contained in the Federal Elections Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, either authorizes or requires a state to provide for a system of payroll deductions in order to facilitate voluntary political contributions by state employees.
AGO 1995 No. 2 >  February 24, 1995
SALARY - COMPENSATION - COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES - STATE BUDGET - WHETHER INCREASED VACATION LEAVE AMOUNTS TO INCREASED SALARY
SALARY - COMPENSATION - COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES - STATE BUDGET -WHETHER INCREASED VACATION LEAVE AMOUNTS TO INCREASED SALARY A college may increase the vacation leave of its employees without thereby increasing their "salaries" for purposes of interpreting salary increase limits contained in the 1993-95 state operating budget.
AGO 1957 No. 135 >  November 21, 1957
SALARY - BOARD OF INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE APPEALS - ADOPTION BY REFERENCE - STATUTES - GENERAL AND SPECIAL ACTS
SALARY ‑- BOARD OF INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE APPEALS ‑- ADOPTION BY REFERENCE -- STATUTES ‑- GENERAL AND SPECIAL ACTS A new member of the board of industrial insurance appeals appointed to serve a term commencing June 18, 1957, is legally entitled to a salary of $14,500 per annum as set by RCW 2.08.090, as last amended by chapter 260, Laws of 1957.
AGO 1957 No. 72 >  May 28, 1957
MILITARY LEAVE OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES - SALARY
MILITARY LEAVE OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ‑- SALARY For the period of time prior to June 13, 1957, the compensation of an employee on military leave of absence must be computed under Chapter 113, Laws of 1939, and the amount of compensation for the period beginning June 13, 1957, under chapter 236, Laws of 1957.
AGO 1954 No. 236 >  April 9, 1954
WELFARE COORDINATOR - SALARY - PAID BY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE OR DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL DEFENSE
WELFARE COORDINATOR ‑- SALARY ‑- PAID BY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE OR DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL DEFENSE Payment of the salary of the welfare coordinator from funds available to the Department of Public Assistance is permissible in view of the provisions of the Washington State Civil Defense Act of 1951 and the Public Assistance Laws of the State of Washington.
AGO 1953 No. 163 >  November 2, 1953
MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES - SALARY - INCREASE AFTER ADOPTION OF FINAL BUDGET - CITIES OF FIRST CLASS
MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES ‑- SALARY ‑- INCREASE AFTER ADOPTION OF FINAL BUDGET -- CITIES OF FIRST CLASS City council cannot authorize salary increase for municipal employees after adoption of final budget unless real emergency exists.  (See opinion, Auditor's Office, 8/11/49).  City employee's salary may be increased above amount fixed in budget by initiative, if city charter permits.
AGO 1951 No. 029 >  April 30, 1951
INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE - MEDICAL AID - EMPLOYMENT OF PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON - SALARY
INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE ‑- MEDICAL AID ‑- EMPLOYMENT OF PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON ‑- SALARY
The Department of Labor and Industries may employ a physician and surgeon to assist in administering medical aid, and such physician and surgeon may be paid from the medical aid fund.
AGLO 1973 No. 53 >  May 21, 1973
ELECTIONS - OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - LEGISLATORS - SALARY
ELECTIONS ‑- OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- LEGISLATORS ‑- SALARY The salary applicable to the remainder of an unexpired legislative term filled by election in November, 1973, (as provided in chapter 4, Laws of 1973) will be $3,600 per annum, the same salary as was fixed by law at the commencement of that term.
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