Types of employment

  • Classified employees are subject to civil service law RCW 41.06 or similar statutory provision.
    • Most classified employees are union represented and covered by collective bargaining agreements.
    • Washington Management Service (WMS) employees are classified but not represented.
  • Non-Classified Covered employees are in positions exempt from RCW 41.06 but covered under a bargaining agreement or regulation.
  • At-will employees serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and are not represented.

Percentages of chart may not total 100 due to rounding.

Notes:
Includes permanent and nonpermanent employees.
General government (excluding higher education institutions).


Last Updated: 10/11/2022
Time Period: as of 09/30/2022
Update Frequency: quarterly (end of fiscal quarter)

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