If I am rehired from a layoff list does my seniority date, vacation accrual rate, and sick leave start all over again?
No. Your seniority date remains the same as it was before you were laid off if you are rehired within two years of your layoff. (WAC 357-46-058) You would have been paid out all of your vacation leave in a lump sum when you were separated due to layoff per WAC 357-31-225. Upon re-hire off of a layoff register you will start your vacation accrual rate (number of hours earned per month) at the rate given in WAC 357-31. Your sick leave balance remains available to you for up to five years. If you are re-hired to state service within the five-year timeframe you will regain those sick leave hours.