Agencies determine if a position is appropriate for Washington Management Service. They are required to have policies in place detailing the process used for Washington Management Service position(s) inclusion.
For questions regarding agency Washington Management Service policy and procedures, please contact the agency human resources office.
Washington State's HR Management Performance and Accountability Plan sets standard performance measures for statewide workforce management. In the plan is a measure for the Washington State Management Service headcount to remain at or below 7.5% of the overall workforce.
To meet the states 7.5% goal, each agency is limited to the number of Washington Management Service employees by an agency control point established in July 2007. The control point is the percentage of the agency Washington Management Service staff to total agency staff.