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Notice of Meeting

Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council

Date:  Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 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): 145 120 0327 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 March 18, 2021 Council Meeting
  3. Department Update
  4. 2021 Financial Outlook
  5. State Legislation Update
    • The unemployment insurance waiting period (AB 206 / SB 224)
    • Temporary tax exemption for unemployment compensation (SB 267)
    • Deposits into the UI reserve fund (AB 237 / SB 276)
  6. Rulemaking Update
    • 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.
    • New Emergency Rule regarding 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.
    • 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.
  7. Department proposals for the Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Law
  8. Research Requests
  9. Future Meeting Dates: May 20, 2021, June 17, 2021; July 15, 2021
  10. 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.