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Notice of Meeting

Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council

Date:  Thursday, January 21, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Department of Workforce Development by Teleconference
Public may attend by:
Phone: 415-655-0003 or 855-282-6330 (toll free) or WebEx
Meeting Number (Access Code): 145 619 6366 Meeting Password: DWD1


  1. Call to Order and Introductions
  2. Approval of Minutes of the November 19, 2020 Council Meeting
  3. Department Update
  4. Trust Fund Update – Tom McHugh
  5. Public Hearing Report
  6. Federal Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020
    • UIPL 9-21: Summary of Key Unemployment Insurance Provisions
  7. 2021 AB 1, relating to state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic
  8. Executive Order #103, relating to a Special Session of the Legislature on Unemployment Insurance Modernization
  9. Rulemaking Update
    • Emergency rule related to SS 013-20, DWD Chs. 127 & 128
      • Work search actions, availability for work, and work available for people filing claims with the unemployment insurance program during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Emergency Rule 2011, DWD Ch. 113 (Eff. 6/5/20 – 3/1/21)
      • Waiving interest in limited circumstances for employers subject to reimbursement financing when reimbursements are delinquent due to COVID-19.
    • Emergency Rule 2018, DWD Ch. 102 (Eff. 6/29/20 – 3/25/21)
      • Employer contribution rates for 2021.
    • Emergency Rule 2034, DWD Ch. 120 (Eff. 11/2/20 - 3/31/21)
      • Providing notification of the availability of unemployment insurance to employees at the time of separation from employment.
    • Emergency Rule 2044 – DWD Ch. 123 (Eff. 12/7/20 – 5/5/21)
      • Benefit charges for initial claims related to the public health emergency declared by Executive Order 72.
  10. Research Requests
  11. Future Meeting Dates: February 18, 2021, March 18, 2021
  12. Adjourn


  • The Council may take up action items at a time other than that listed.
  • The Council may not address all agenda items or follow the agenda order. The Council may discuss other items, including those on any attached lists.
  • The Council members may attend the meeting by telephone.
  • The employee or employer members of the Council may convene in closed session at any time during the meeting to deliberate any matter for potential action or items posted in this agenda, under sec. 19.85(1)(ee), Stats. The employee or employer members of the Council may thereafter reconvene again in open session after completion of the closed session.
  • This location is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance (such as an interpreter or information in an alternate format), please contact Robin Gallagher, Unemployment Insurance Division, at (608) 267-1405 or dial 7-1-1 for Wisconsin Relay Service.
  • Today's meeting materials will be available online at the time the meeting is scheduled to begin at: