GEF #1 State Office Building
201 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI
Management: James Buchen, Earl Gustafson, Bob Oyler, Daniel Petersen and Ed Lump
Labor: Phillip Neuenfeldt, Dennis Penkalski, Robert Lyons and Red Platz
Chair: Greg Frigo
Department staff present: Bob Whitaker, Dan LaRocque, Andrea Reid, Lutfi Shahrani, Tom Smith, Gretchen Mrozinski, Dick Tillema, McHugh, Rick Holzbauer, Ben Peirce and Terese Wojick
Others present: John Metcalf and Bob Anderson
The meeting opened with a review of the minutes of the June 16, 2005 meeting. Minutes were approved with correction to the last Management proposal pertaining to employee fraud in UI.
D05-33, Changes to employer fault definition: Council unanimously approved this change with the language changes to §108.04(13)(c) and (e) clarifying that a subsequent decision would be either a redetermination or an appeal tribunal decision issued by the UI Division and with the addition of a sunset provision beginning January 01, 2006 and ending June 29, 2008.
D05-35, Collective bad debt liability assessment for non-profit, reimbursable employers: McHugh presented a revised proposal and updated figures. Buchen asked that the maximum assessment be changed from $300, 000 to $200,000 with all the necessary adjustments to the dollar amounts in the proposal that this change would engender. Council unanimously approved this law change proposal with the requested revisions.
D05-60, Expansion of employer electronic reporting: Holzbauer present a revised proposal making this provision applicable to employers reporting 75 or more employees in the first year of the new bill and to employers reporting 50 or more employees in the second year of the bill. The new reporting requirements would be phased in over a 1 1/2 year period. Council unanimously approved this law change proposal.
DWD 129, Benefit Claiming Procedures: a rule change proposal to allow a claimant 14 days after the week being claimed to file his/her initial application for benefits and to clarify that all claims can automatically be backdated up to two weeks. This change would eliminate the confusion between the time frames to file an initial application for UI benefits (7days) and the filing of a weekly claim certification (14 days). Management wants to discuss this further. Council was not ready to vote on this proposal.
Two handouts were provided to the Council members to update each of their “2005 Proposals Binder”: D05- 35 and D05- 60 (see above for descriptions).
Motion made to go into separate, closed caucuses for the purpose of deliberating proposed changes to Wisconsin’s UI Law. Motion approved unanimously, will reconvene in public session at the completion of such deliberations.
Council reconvened at @1:00 p.m. No further Council business was conducted.
Meeting adjourned.Updated March 25, 2013