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Notice of Meeting

Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council

Date:  Thursday, May 20, 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): 145 556 2079 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 April 15, 2021 Council Meeting
  3. Department Update
  4. Trust Fund Update – Tom McHugh
  5. 2021 Financial Outlook
  6. 2019-2020 UIAC Activities Report
  7. Legislation Update
    • Unemployment insurance work-share programs (AB 307 / SB 320)
    • Unemployment insurance contribution rates (AB 328 / SB 338)
  8. Rulemaking Update
    • 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.
    • Emergency Rule 2112, DWD Ch. 123 (Eff. 5/6/21 – 10/2/21)
      • Benefit charges for initial claims related to the public health emergency declared by Executive Order 72.
    • Scope Statement 046-21, Emergency Rule related to employer contribution rates for 2022 (DWD 102).
  9. Department proposals for the Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Law
    • D21-01: Creation of Unemployment Administration Fund
    • D21-02: Minor and technical changes
    • D21-03: Reimbursable Employer Debt Assessment
    • D21-04: DWD Reports to Legislature
    • D21-05: Prohibit DOR Collection
    • D21-06: Department Error
    • D21-07: Effect of Criminal Conviction
    • D21-08: Fiscal Agent Election
    • D21-09: Employee Status Clarification
    • D21-10: SUTA Dumping Penalties
    • D21-11: Work Share Revisions
    • D21-12: Department Flexibility for Federal Funding
    • D21-13: Construction Employer Initial Contribution Rates
    • D21-14: DWD 140 - Permanent Rule Scope
    • D21-15: Camp Counselor Exclusion
    • D21-16: Repeal Pre-employment & Occupational Drug Testing
    • D21-17: Repeal Substantial Fault
    • D21-18: Amend Quit Exception for Relocating Spouses
    • D21-19: Repeal the Waiting Week
    • D21-20: Repeal Statutory Work Search & Registration Waivers
    • D21-21: Repeal Wage Threshold for Receipt of Benefits
    • D21-22: Increase Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate
    • D21-23: Flexibility for Finding Suitable Work
    • D21-24: Amend SSDI Disqualification
    • D21-25: Electronic Communications and Filing
    • D21-26: Amend Worker Classification Penalties
  10. Labor and Management Proposals for the Unemployment Insurance Law
  11. Research Requests
  12. Future Meeting Dates: June 17, 2021; July 15, 2021; August 19, 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.