File No. 34750
This rule was published in the May 15, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 10) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Human Resource Management, Administration
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 34750
Filed: 04/28/2011 04:55:52 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
Unnecessary language is removed from Section R477-13-1 in order to make the program more workable and efficient. Section R477-13-2 is removed and the content is placed more appropriately in Rule R477-4 with recruitment practices. (DAR NOTE: The proposed amendment to Rule R477-4 is under DAR No. 34743 in this issue, May 15, 2011, of the Bulletin.)
Summary of the rule or change:
Section R477-13-1 is reduced to only include provisions specified in code. Section R477-13-2 is removed.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 67-19-6
- Section 67-20-8
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
These changes are administrative and do not directly impact state budgets.
This rule only affects the executive branch of state government and will have no impact on local government.
This rule only affects the executive branch of state government and will have no impact on small businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
This rule only affects the executive branch of state government and will have no impact on other persons. This rule does not directly impact cost or savings to state employees.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
This rule only affects agencies of the executive branch of state government.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
Rules published by the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) have no direct effect on businesses or any entity outside state government. DHRM has authority to write rules only to the extent allowed by the Utah Personnel Management Act, Title 67, Chapter 19. This act limits the provisions of career service and these rules to employees of the executive branch of state government. The only possible impact may be a very slight, indirect effect if an agency passes costs or savings on to business through fees. However, it is anticipated that the minimal costs associated with these changes will be absorbed by agency budgets and will have no effect on business.
Jeff Herring, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Human Resource Management
450 N MAIN ST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84114-1201
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- J.J. Acker at the above address, by phone at 801-537-9096, by FAX at 801-538-3081, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
Interested persons may attend a public hearing regarding this rule:
- 05/24/2011 09:00 AM, Senate Building (East), 420 N State Street (Capitol Hill), Beehive Room, Salt Lake City, UT
This rule may become effective on:
Jeff Herring, Executive Director
R477. Human Resource Management, Administration.
R477-13. Volunteer Programs.
R477-13-1. Volunteer Programs.
Agency management shall approve all work programs for volunteers before volunteers serve the state or any agency or subdivisions of the state.
A volunteer is considered a government employee for purposes of workers compensation, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, and liability protection and indemnification.
(1) Agency management may establish a program for people to
volunteer their services to the agency consistent with the
following rules. The Executive Director, DHRM, may authorize
exceptions to this rule consistent with Subsection
R477-2-2(1). (2) When implementing a volunteer program, agency
(a) orient the volunteer to the conditions of state
service and their specific job assignments;
(b) provide adequate supervision of the volunteer
(c) designate the type of work for which volunteer
services may be allowed to supplement paid staff;
(d) document the approval of, numbers of, and hours
worked by its volunteers, based on standards established
(e) collect data on the number of volunteers and the
number of volunteer hours; and
(f) evaluate and assign volunteers in accordance with
standards set by DHRM.
R477-13-2. Volunteer Experience Credit.
(1) Agency management shall apply approved and documented
related volunteer experience to satisfy the job requirements for
career service positions.
(a) Volunteer experience may not be substituted for
required licensure, POST certification, or other criteria for
which there is no substitution in the job requirements in the job
(b) Court ordered community service experience will not
be considered volunteer work for purposes of meeting job
(2) Participants in state or other volunteer programs
shall receive credit for volunteer experience for the purposes of
career service employment when:
(a) The volunteer experience is related to the identified
duties and responsibilities of the designated career service
position as determined by agency management.
(b) The volunteer experience is documented in accordance
with standards established by DHRM.
(3) Credit for documented and job related volunteer
experience shall be given in the same manner as similar paid
KEY: personnel management, administrative rules, rules and procedures, [
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
July 5, 2000]
Notice of Continuation: June 9, 2007
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 67-19-6; 67-20-8
The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2011/b20110515.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.
Text to be deleted is struck through and surrounded by brackets (e.g., [
example]). Text to be added is underlined (e.g., ). Older browsers may not depict some or any of these attributes on the screen or when the document is printed.
For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact J.J. Acker at the above address, by phone at 801-537-9096, by FAX at 801-538-3081, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.