Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1998 NO. 1 > Jan 20 1998

1. When the term of employment of a community college president expires, and the college's Board of Trustees wishes to re-appoint the same president for an additional term, the Board may not increase the president's salary by any amount greater than permitted in the current budget pursuant to RCW 28B.50.140(3). 2. A community college Board of Trustees and the college president may mutually rescind an existing employment contract before it expires, and enter into a new contract with new duties and a different compensation, but increases in compensation are limited to those authorized in the current budget pursuant to RCW 28B.50.140(3). 3. Community college presidents are entitled to the deferred compensation benefits provided to other state employees; changes in these benefits are potentially subject to statutory limitations on increases in compensation.

AGLO 1980 NO. 21 > Jun 2 1980

(1) In establishing a deferred compensation program for county employees under RCW 41.04.250(2), a board of county commissioners may establish a special account for that purpose which would constitute a "public pension or retirement fund" within the meaning of Article XXIX, S 1 (Amendment 49) of the Washington Constitution relating to investments.