Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784

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Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, Secretary

Monday, August 25, 2014
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Public Comment Period Open on Suggestions for UI Reform

Deadline to submit comments will be Nov. 14; a public hearing is set for Nov. 13 at seven sites

MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today encouraged the public to submit comments about the state's Unemployment Insurance system to the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council (UIAC). The Council is taking public comments on suggested reforms to the state's UI laws through November 14, 2014, and the comments will help form the Council's legislative agenda during the following year.

Comments may be submitted by email to or via the U.S. Postal Service to:

Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council
Attn: Janell Knutson, Chair
P.O Box 8942
Madison, WI 53708

The Council will also take public comments at a public hearing on November 13, 2014. The hearing will be administered in Madison and broadcast live through web video at six locations throughout the state. Hearing attendees will be able to share reform ideas with the UIAC in real time at any of the seven locations:

Unemployment Insurance Law Public Hearing
Thursday, November 13, 2014
2:30-4:30 p.m.; 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire
Old Library
Room 2110
105 Garfield Avenue
Green Bay
UW-Green Bay
Instructional Services
Room 1034
2420 Nicolet Drive
La Crosse
Western Technical College
Health Science Center
Room 2002
1300 Badger Street
The Pyle Center
Room 227
702 Langdon Street
Lubar Hall
Room S250
3202 N. Maryland Avenue
WITC-Superior Campus
Conference Center B
Room C-108
600 North 21st Street
Northcentral Technical College
Center for Business and Industry
Room 127
1000 West Campus Drive

The UIAC has an even number of employer and employee representatives who meet monthly to recommend law changes and analyze legislative proposals that affect the state's UI program.

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