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Notice of Meeting

Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council

Date:  Thursday, March 18, 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): 145 938 8967 Meeting Password: DWD1
Meeting Materials: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uibola/uiac/meetings.htm


  1. Call to Order and Introductions
  2. Approval of Minutes of the January 21, 2021 Council Meeting
  3. Department Update
  4. Trust Fund Update – Tom McHugh
  5. Joint Enforcement Task Force on Payroll Fraud and Worker Misclassification Report 2021
  6. Unemployment Insurance Fraud Report
  7. State Legislation Update
    • Special Session on Unemployment Insurance Information Technology Modernization (2021 WI Act 4)
    • Governor’s Biennial Budget Bill (AB 68 / SB 111)
    • The Unemployment Insurance Waiting Period (SB 224)
  8. Federal Legislation Update: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
    • NASWA Summary
  9. Rulemaking Update
    • 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.
      • JCRAR hearing on 60-day extension request 3/18/21 at 2pm.
    • 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.
    • Emergency Rule 2106, DWD Chs. 127 & 128 (Eff 2/11/21–7/10/21)
      • Work search waivers, availability for work, and work available for people filing claims with the unemployment insurance program during the COVID-19 pandemic.
      • Public Hearing: March 24, 2021 at 10:00 am by WebEx
    • Emergency Rule 2108, DWD Ch. 113 (Eff. 3/1/21 – 7/28/21)
      • Waiving interest in limited circumstances for employers subject to reimbursement financing when reimbursements are delinquent due to COVID-19.
      • Public Hearing: March 24, 2021 at 11:00 am by WebEx
  10. Department proposals for the Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Law
  11. Research Requests
  12. Future Meeting Dates: April 15, 2021; May 20, 2021, June 17, 2021
  13. 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.